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Audiologist wins ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Caption: (L-R) Falklands Veteran Simon Weston CBE, Karen Finch and Lord Chris Rennard MBE The founder and MD of one of East Anglia’s leading hearing care companies, The Hearing Care Centre, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by...

CIICA’s new resources: summaries of the CI information from the WHO World Report on Hearing

The new global network, CI International Community of Action (CIICA) has produced four summaries from the exciting and comprehensive World Report on Hearing 2021. These summarise the information and evidence about cochlear implants (CIs) included in the report which are...

Resolving dysphagia – can we distinguish mild dysphagia from no dysphagia?

Many patients with dysphagia following neurological events can and do experience a resolution of their swallowing difficulties, sometimes without any intervention. However, it is challenging for clinicians to distinguish mild dysphagia from no dysphagia. The question of where to draw...

AOT President, Manish George, highlights the many issues COVID-19 has created for trainees

It is clear that COVID-19 has created multiple wide-reaching issues for trainees as a whole. Whilst an earlier preoccupation of mine has been to...

Vascularised tissue in salvage total laryngectomy

Chemoradiation (CRT) has become the mainstay for locally advanced laryngeal cancer since the RTOG 91-11 trial. Unfortunately there is still a substantial demand for salvage laryngectomies, which have a higher complication rate, the most notable being pharyngocutaneous fistula (PCF). Several...

Patient reported outcomes following total laryngectomy using the Swallowing Outcomes After Laryngectomy (SOAL) questionnaire

Following a total laryngectomy, alterations in the pharyngeal musculature and changes in the pharyngo-oesophageal segment due to reconstruction, results in altered bolus transit. Swallowing dysfunction after total laryngectomy for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma can vary from 10%-90%. There...

Are ENT surgeons better placed to perform cosmetic ear, nasal and facial procedures?

Cosmetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery training and is required in order to CCT. However, the training opportunities in plastic surgery in UK are limited. The current operative requirements for plastic surgery trainees are 100 procedures during...

The Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery session at the 2019 RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) Charter Day

Collaboration- How can we help? Report by: Nash Patil- ENT Consultant/Sligo, Michael Fitzsimmons- CST Trainee/Dublin. Collaboration was the theme of the Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery session at this year’s Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Charter Day held...

Multifrequency tympanometry

There are many good reasons to start using multifrequency tympanometry as opposed to a traditional, single 226Hz probe tone. Here, Leigh Martin of Interacoustics discusses the uses and benefits. Tympanometry is a core test in the audiologist’s test battery. In...

Adenoidal hypertrophy in children with allergic rhinitis

Nasal congestion in children with allergic rhinitis can be confounded by adenoidal hypertrophy. This retrospective Turkish study examines this association in more detail. The sample studied was 566 children (age 2-18) that were diagnosed (based on ARIA guidelines) and treated...

First ever WHO World Report on Hearing launched on 3 March

On 3 March, thousands of people in over 100 countries joined together to celebrate World Hearing Day and to work together towards patient-centred ear and hearing care for all. This day also marked the historic launch of the first ever...

How trainees can make major contributions to practice

At a time when many of our trainees feel poorly supported and disheartened, the formation of a National ENT Trainee Research Network (Integrate) has been a major advance, enabling them to develop and execute research projects directly relevant to clinical...