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William Hunter’s work on the anatomy of the human ear

The Hunterian Society offers an annual award for an essay and presentation on a subject of relevance to John or William Hunter, or medicine in the 18th Century. This article is based on Emma Stapleton’s 2014 winning essay, which was...

The evidence for various treatments of autoimmune ear disease

The difficulty with this disease entity is that it is a heterogeneous group of conditions affecting the ear and a widely accepted diagnostic criteria does not exist. It is therefore difficult to conduct a well controlled trial and this systematic...

Foreign object removal from the ear or nose

The range of nasal and aural foreign bodies that present to accident and emergency (A&E) departments, emergency rooms and minor injury units is limited only by the imagination. Aetiology and epidemiology statistics point to patients being predominantly children in the...

Hearing loss in the contralateral ear after mastoid drilling

It is difficult to conceive that most of the noise generated by drilling the mastoid would not be conveyed to the contralateral cochlea, by direct transmission through the skull bone, where the attenuation factor is only 5-10 dB. Only a...

Treating middle ear conditions in developing countries

This month’s journal issue discussed global health in otolaryngology with this paper focusing on the management of chronic middle ear disease in the developing world. Chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) is more common in developing countries. The reason for this...

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...

Inner Ear Biology 2017

Middle Ear Surgery Course

Gruppo Otologico

Diseases of Ear, Nose & Throat

This book is a very enthusiastic attempt by the author to cover all aspects of ENT in approximately 600 pages. In doing so, the author at times has lost the audience he is trying to capture. Some aspects have reasonable...

Ear Band-It® Ultra

Keeps water out – Holds earplugs in The new Ear Band-It® Ultra is made from 100% embossed neoprene which provides extra grip on the forehead, ears and back of the head to avoid slipping during vigorous water activities. Extra thick,...

High Frequency Ear Simulator

With GRAS’ new Ear Simulator it is now possible to measure up to 20kHz with precision, consistency and good repeatability. The new ear simulator complies with IEC 60318-4 and is well suited as a supplement to the standardised ear simulator....