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7th Belgrade Balance Forum

Report by: Mr Momir Mrmak The 7th Belgrade Balance Forum moved the borders of the regional meeting to the international neurotology conference. More than 150 participants came and had an opportunity to expand their knowledge in this narrow but evolving...

From the editor JulAug 2020

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 When I sat down to write my introductory welcome piece two months ago, the UK was...

121st Annual Meeting of the ORL Society of Japan (AMOSJ)

On 6-7 October 2020, the 121st Annual Meeting of the ORL Society of Japan (AMOSJ), which had been postponed for five months due to COVID-19, was held in Okayama Prefecture.

2020 Unmasked - By Paul Howard Surridge

Throughout human existence, metaphorical masks have been worn to conceal emotional and physical imperfections, whether imagined or real. We mask the way we look; we mask the way we feel. We’re vulnerable creatures, psychologically wired to present socially acceptable characteristics...

ENT in this issue...Entrepreneurs and Innovation

Innovation has been the by-word of almost every meeting for the past five years. But what is it really? And how do we achieve it? I’ve always thought of it as a way of solving problems you have, not only...

World Report on Hearing webinar series

World Health Organization presented a webinar focusing on ‘Task sharing for ear and hearing care (EHC) in times of COVID and beyond’ as part of the ongoing World Report on Hearing webinar series. The webinar was conducted in two sessions...

Guidelines on COVID-19 published by Asia Pacific Laryngology Association (APLA)

Due to a vast geographical spread with diverse socio-economic conditions in the Asia Pacific countries, APLA Founding Chair, Vasant Oswal, President, David Lau, and Secretary, Vyas Prasad decided to publish guidelines on COVID-19 in the form of an ‘International Consensus',...

Audiology in this issue...IFOS Vancouver

Erica Zaia, MSc, Registered Audiologist, Certified in Vestibular Assessment and Management, Founder/Director, Audio-Vestibular Clinic, Vancouver, Canada. E: ericazaia@hotmail.com www.vestibular.ca ‘These unprecedented times.’ I believe that this is one of the most used sentences in the English language in 2020. And...

From the editor SepOct 2020

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 As the world takes stock of the coronavirus situation, we find ourselves in uncertain times. Nobody knows...

2020 Unmasked - By Vedika Dhunnoo

Over decades, humankind has vied to reach new heights of development. Yet, despite the unparalleled advances, in this frenzy, mankind has lost itself. 2020 marks the turning point; the year that unmasked the lessons of the past, the ones forgotten...

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