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I am Malala

Tuesday 9th October, 2012 started like any other ordinary day in the life of a 15-year-old girl in Swat, Northern Pakistan. A trip to school and back with an exam in the morning. But this was not a normal day,...

XIIIth Meeting of the International Society of the History of Otorhinolaryngology

Report by John Riddington Young, retired ENT surgeon The 13th Working Meeting of the International Society of the History of Otorhinolaryngology was an outstanding success. It was held in Bad Lippspringe, right in the centre of Germany and hosted by...

Royal Society Medicine Otology Section Review 2018/19

Report by: Aileen Lambert, RSM Otology AOT Trainee Rep It has been another fascinating year of stimulating presentations at the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Otology section meetings. A wide-reaching programme of current issues within the subspecialty was presented by...

In conversation with Nash Patil and Gerry O’Donoghue

In celebration of Nash Patil’s inauguration as President of the Irish Otolaryngology Society (IOS), we dropped by to ask him a few questions, along with Gerry O’Donoghue, BACO 2020 Master. We’re particularly pleased to hear that Nash is looking forward...

IIOHNS / RCSI Study Evening in association with the RSM / JLO Travelling Tour

Report by: Richard Ben Speaker, SpR The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) opened its doors on a warm bank holiday Monday evening for this event, which was hosted by the Irish Institute of Otolaryngology, and took place in...

When should that child’s wet ear be operated on?

The team from Birmingham have provided a meta-analysis to answer the question of when to perform a type 1 tympanoplasty on chronic paediatric perforations (under 18 year olds). Forty-five studies were included which resulted in 2609 cases. Closure rate at...

The National Bone Conducting Hearing Implant Registry

Are you an otologist with an interest in implant surgery? Is your unit on the registry? If not, you’d better have a good excuse after reading this… What is the National BCHI Registry? The National Bone Conducting Hearing Implant (BCHI)...

International Newsround Update January 2018

Emma Stapleton, Locum Consultant Otolaryngologist, Cochlear Implant and Skull Base Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary, shares your event reports and news from around the world.

'If music be the food of love, play on'

Christopher Aldren Consultant Otolaryngologist, Wexham Park Hospital, UK. Chris playing at Cambridge garden party 2003. Chris with wife and sons Tom and Alex in family quartet. Chris leading the Doctors Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall in London. Christopher Aldren, Consultant...

Living with Usher syndrome

“Usher people often still have sharp, clear central vision. It is the corner of their eye that is missing. This is why the Usher person often does not feel or look blind. In the early days they may not even...

The Marie & Jack Shapiro Prize Winner 2018 announced

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has presented the prestigious industry award, the Marie & Jack Shapiro Prize, to two teams of tinnitus clinicians and researchers at the BTA's 25th Annual Conference in Birmingham, which was attended by audiologists, hearing professionals,...

Semon Lecture and Presidential Address

By Prof Ray Clarke Birmingham and London ENT/Thyroid surgeon, Mr John Watkinson, delivered the Semon Lecture in London at the RSM in November 2019. Perhaps the most prestigious eponymous lecture in laryngology, the ‘Semon’ recalls Sir Felix Semon’s contribution to...