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2018 Advanced Tinnitus Seminar

Report by Fei Zhao, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK and Prof Deborah Hall, University of Nottingham, UK '2018 Advanced Tinnitus Seminar’ drew around 200 ENT specialists and other hearing healthcare practitioners from across China to spend two days learning about...

ENT UK BOARS Autumn Research Meeting 2018

Report by Marius Pezard-Snell, 4th Year Medical Student, University of Nottingham Medical School E: mpezardsnell@gmail.com It was beautiful, albeit cold day on 26 October 2018 that saw a variety of ENT surgeons, allied health professionals, students and researchers from throughout...

Salivary Gland Neoplasms

Salivary Gland Neoplasms is another useful addition to the Advances in Otolaryngology series. This issue (Vol 78) sees Prof Patrick Bradley (Nottingham) and David Eisele (Baltimore) co-edit a 206-page edition, nicely divided into 23 chapters, covering basics like molecular pathology,...

Tackling information overload and retention – interactive multimedia videos for first-time hearing aid users

If you are an audiologist reading this article, how confident are you that all the information and advice that you offer your first-time hearing aid (HA) patients is understood, absorbed and then acted upon once they leave the comfort of...

15th Annual BAA Conference

Report by Kirsten Ellis, Audiologist, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK. The BAA Conference 2018 in Liverpool opened differently this year with Sue Falkingham introducing to the stage Dee Sign Choir to perform their song, Can You Hear Me,...

BRS (British Rhinological Society) Annual Meeting 2019

Report by: Dr Miran Pankhania, ST8 Specialty Trainee in Otolaryngology The British Rhinological Society (BRS) annual meeting is the third Friday in May each year. It is dedicated to creating a friendly forum for all those interested in rhinology and...

ESPCI 2019 - The 14th European Symposium of Paediatric Cochlear Implantation

Report by: Priya Achar, Consultant Neurotologist, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK President Luminita Radulescu organised the 15th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation (ESPCI). Delegates were mainly ENT surgeons, audiologists, speech and language therapists, teachers of the deaf, neurophysiologists, and...

Cochlear Implants: Principles & Practices

Cochlear implants: Principles & Practices describes the scientific foundations and the practices that underlie cochlear implants. This second edition has an expanded list of contributors and addresses the broad range of related topics that impact the field. The book addresses...

People with language-led dementia in India

Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) is a language led dementia characterised by slowly worsening speech and language. It is associated with atrophy of the dominant temporal-parietal lobe regions and is commonly caused by frontotemporal or Alzheimer’s pathologies. There are three PPA...

What’s the appetite for clinical risk?

The first Professor and Chair of Medical Professionalism at RCSI and BSHS, Dubhfeasa Slattery provides an overview of how a desire for better healthcare at all levels can be harnessed and nourished, leading to a potential life-long interest in reducing...

Joint Meeting ENT Scotland and the North of England Otolaryngology Society

ENT Scotland Perspective Author: Michael Hopkins, Specialty Registrar in ENT, NHS Lothian, Scotland. May 2019 brought about the first joint meeting between the Scottish and North of England ENT societies in over 30 years. Held in the Royal College of...

The James Lind Alliance – involving patients and their health professionals jointly in setting priorities for research

In a world of patient-reported outcomes and patient-centred care, patient-centred research must also be considered. That is where the James Lind Alliance (JLA) comes in, as Caroline Whiting explains below. Through Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs), it allows patients, their carers...