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138th Skull Base Course with Professor Mario Sanna, Gruppo Otologico

News update from Peter Monksfield, Consultant ENT Surgeon, University, Birmingham, UK “Professor Sanna is a very inspiring person. In the short time I spent in his company I have learnt a number of helpful techniques and tips to improve my...

Musical perception and the brain: In conversation with Charles Limb

One of the unique aspects of BACO 2020 will be a public engagement event. Charles Limb, an esteemed guest lecturer from San Francisco, will delve deep into the neurological experience of music. Who better than our very own Declan Costello...

AUDIOLOGY - In conversation with Chris Mennan: A patient’s perspective on 
single-sided deafness

Chris Mennan is a retired policeman and started working as an Audiology Technical Officer at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust in 2012. In this article he speaks to ENT and Audiology News Features Editor, Alex Griffiths-Brown, about his...

Musical perception and the brain: In conversation with Charles Limb

One of the unique aspects of BACO 2020 will be a public engagement event. Charles Limb, an esteemed guest lecturer from San Francisco, will delve deep into the neurological experience of music. Who better than our very own Declan Costello...

Dispelling the myths around stuttering and bilingualism

There are many myths around language development in bilingual children, and an increased risk of stuttering in bilingual children is one of these misperceptions. In research studies, speech and language therapists have identified higher numbers of dysfluencies in speech samples...

Tinnitus in middle-age: prevalence and incidence

Population-based studies of tinnitus provide crucial underpinning evidence which highlights the need for further research on the effective diagnosis and clinical management of this heterogenous condition. Furthermore, such studies provide evidence of the burden of this condition both on the...

Adjoin™ bone conduction system

Patrik Westerkull (PW), Otorix AB, and Ann-Louise McDermott (A-LM), ENT Consultant at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, tell us about the Adjoin bone conduction device, a non-surgical bone-conduction option developed by Otorix. They explain how the product works, the background to the...

From the editor...MarApr19

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS),Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK Email: d.costello@nhs.net Welcome We were absolutely delighted with the turnout (over-subscribed) and feedback (overwhelmingly positive) for our Study Day...

Abstracts for BACO 2020 oral, poster and instructional sessions now open

Submissions for oral and poster presentation abstracts and instructional sessions are now open for BACO 2020 (taking place at the ICC in Birmingham, 8-10 July). All submissions must be made via the BACO 2020 website, where you can also find...

From the editor NovDec 2019

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK. E: d.costello@nhs.net Welcome There are many jokes told by anaesthetists about surgeons, and perhaps even more in the...

North of England Otolaryngology Society Autumn Meeting 2019

Report by: Jessica Watson, SHO Otolaryngology, Leeds General Infirmary The North of England Otolaryngology society welcomed guests to its annual autumn conference, held at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. The day celebrated the knowledge and success of society...

Student and Foundation Doctors in Otolaryngology (SFO UK) Annual Meeting 2019

Report by: Chon Meng Lam, Foundation year one doctor, Cardiff, UK and Rukmini Ghosh, Junior Clinical Fellow, Derby, UK. The 2019 Student and Foundation Doctors in Otolaryngology (SFO-UK) annual conference was held this year at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. One...