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BAA (British Academy of Audiologists) Annual Conference 2017

Report by Neil Summerfield, Highly Specialist ENT Practitioner, Salford Royal Foundation Trust.

The power of the multidisciplinary team in paediatric cochlear implant assessment

Marette, Kate and Justine from the Birmingham Paediatric Centre give a detailed insight into how their team works together to assess children and young people for potential cochlear implantation. Cochlear implants and the specialist MDT The multidisciplinary team in cochlear...

Fifth Sense wins major funding from the National Lottery Community Fund

Fifth Sense, the registered UK charity for those affected by smell and taste disorders, is delighted to announce that the organisation has been granted an award of £238,815 by the National Lottery Community Fund. The award will deliver the outcomes...

JAMA Network Reader

Accessing content from The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and its nine specialty journals (including JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery) has now become a bit easier, thanks to an app designed for viewing JAMA articles on...

In search of courage; transition 
into Army

In search of courage. Well, that is how it all started. I was fairly advanced in surgical training not to mention age, when I decided to join the Territorial Army (TA). My peers, on hearing this couldn’t decide whether I...

In conversation with Valerie Lund, BACO International 2018 Master

Professor Lund is ‘Master’ of BACO International 2018. She was made an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in October, the first woman in ENT to receive this. ENT & Audiology News Editor, Declan Costello, caught up with...

Audiology in this issue...Multidisciplinary Teams

Marsha Jenkins, BSc Hons, MSc, Principal Clinical Scientist (Audiology), St Thomas’ Paediatric Hearing Implant Centre, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust E: marsha.jenkins@gstt.nhs.uk Twitter: @GSTTnhs www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/hearing-implant-centre I am delighted to guest edit this collaboration of various clinical MDTs from...

BAA (British Academy of Audiology) 16th Annual Conference

Report by: Jennifer Parker-George, Clinical Lead for Diagnostic Audiology, Nottingham University Hospitals. Nearly five hundred audiological professionals descending on the city famous for The Beatles can only mean one thing… the 16th Annual British Academy of Audiology (BAA) Conference! Spread...

In conversation with Dr John Woo and Mr Derek Skinner

Dr John Woo and Mr Derek Skinner have between them an absolute wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of surgical training and specialist examinations. Here, they tell us about their involvement in surgical education, and explain some of...

Could social isolation be a factor in the link between hearing loss and dementia?

In 1802, Beethoven wrote to his brothers Carl and Johann about his hearing loss: “You men who think or say that I am malevolent, stubborn, or misanthropic, how greatly do you wrong me. You do not know the secret cause...

Diabetes and hearing loss: a review

As hearing health professionals we often ask, especially in older patients, if they have diabetes; but what is the link? How is it manifested and should it change current practice? Alec Lapira reviews the changing evidence. Early attempts to establish...