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In memory of Robert Allan Yorston (10th March 1920 – 1st October 2016)

In this special feature article, Alan Gibb writes a touching tribute to his friend and colleague Dr Bob Yorston, a Dundee otolaryngologist, who had a special talent for humour and art. In addition to illustrating the eighth, ninth and tenth...

Anglo-French ENT Society Meeting

Report by John Riddington Young, North Devon, UK Another splendid weekend was spent in Normandy, shared with fellow members of the Anglo French ENT Society, and with the Société d’ORL et de Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale de Basse-Normandie. Most of the British...

Human factors, theatre ethnographics and Girls Aloud

The issue of ambient music in the operating theatre is frequently controversial and has been known to cause ‘Bluetooth wars’, as different team members vie for control of the speakers. Our own Chris Potter gives his personal slant on this...

BSA (British Society of Audiology) Annual Conference

Report by: Helen Whiston MSc Research Audiologist, University of Manchester. Wolverhampton Wanderers stadium served as the backdrop for the British Society of Audiology’s (BSA) annual conference, welcoming approximately 120 delegates. The conference was opened by Dr Gareth Smith together with...

Matthew Yung and Chris Raine Travelling Scholarship to Little Rock, USA

Report by: Emma Stapleton, Consultant Otolaryngologist and Skull Base Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Salford Royal Hospital, UK I was delighted to be awarded one of the 2019 Matthew Yung and Chris Raine Travelling Scholarships, to visit John Dornhoffer in...

Endoscopic ear surgery in children

The benefits of endoscopes in otologic surgery, which have become increasingly widely appreciated in recent years, are very well suited to the management of paediatric middle ear disease. Although one might imagine that the smaller ear canal of a child...

Royal Society of Medicine: Otology Section 2017-18

Report by Joseph Manjaly FRCS (ORL-HNS), ENT Registrar ST8, London North Thames, RSM Otology Section AOT Representative 2016-18. This season’s Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) Otology section programme came to a close in May, concluding an excellent season of education...

ENT UK September Annual Meeting 2019

Report by: Ngan Hong Ta, MRes (ENT), MBBS Student at Norwich Medical School ENT UK September Annual Meeting 2019 took place at Grand Connaught Room, one of the most prestigious conference venues in London. The theme of the meeting was...

12th Congress of the European Laryngological Society

In the run-up to the Royal wedding, laryngologists from around the world congregated in the heart of London for the 12th Congress of the European Laryngological Society (ELS). Following the previous meeting in 2016 in Genoa, Italy, this was the...

Genetics WG4. Improving diagnosis and drug development through the genetic understanding of tinnitus subtypes: a TINNET endeavour

Christopher R Cederroth and Jose Antonio Lopez-Escamez explain how progress is being made to investigate the contribution of genetic factors to tinnitus, including a subtype of ‘extreme’ tinnitus in Ménière’s disease. Genetics WG4 is working towards determining the genetic basis...

Teenagers with misophonia

Misophonia can be a distressing condition for teenagers and can have devastating effects upon their home and school lives. There is little research in this area and, as Lucy Partridge explains, more is greatly needed in order to identify interventions...

On the influence of sex on tinnitus burden and its phenotypes

One important aspect of the new paradigm in tinnitus research is to question basic assumptions. What associations does the sex of a person have with their experience of and reaction to tinnitus? Chris Cederroth raises the question and tells us...