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Independent lab tests and rates hearing aids

HearAdvisor is a new audio testing lab designed to understand how the performance of hearing aids differs.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) - Part 2

In the first of this two-part series, Martyn Barnes and colleagues discussed indications for functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), the surgical objectives and techniques, patient expectations and the risks of surgery [1]. In this second and final part, the authors...

On-call ENT apps

ENT apps for trainees are few and far between. Here are a couple of them which could be useful for the on-call. ENTSHO.com Born out of the website with the same name, this app is a must-have if you work...

Professor Heinz Stammberger’s pioneering contribution and legacy in the field of FESS

It is no exaggeration to say that functional endoscopic sinus surgery would not exist in its current form without Heinz Stammberger. Prof Valerie Lund traces the development of this relatively recent surgical technique. In the early 1980s, a happy combination...

Awake transnasal laryngeal and pharyngeal biopsy in the unsedated patient

In an attempt to improve the efficiency and flow of patients through a busy ENT clinic, technology now allows the ENT surgeon to consider biopsies in the outpatient setting on a more regular and controlled basis. This can avoid the...

In conversation with Dr Peter Belafsky

Dr Peter Belafsky. Peter – tell us about your background I was born in Philadelphia and went on to study at Vassar College which is a small liberal arts school in upstate New York. I then attended Medical School in...

Atmos Scope: New standards in ENT endoscopy and swallowing diagnostics in HD quality

In April, Atmos MedizinTechnik GmbH & Co. KG will launch the next generation of endoscopes for ENT and swallowing diagnostics— the Atmos Scope.

CO2 Laser Dohlmans: Does It Still Have A Role In Pharyngeal Pouch Management?

Background The commonest active management of a pharyngeal pouch is the division of the “interparty” wall using a stapling device [1, 2]. The technique is relatively straight forward to perform and theoretically should have less complications than other techniques such...

KTP laser in the office

KTP laser surgery offers a new way of selectively targeting microvasculature within laryngeal lesions and leaving normal surrounding tissues like epithelium and lamina propria intact – and thus preserving physiological phonation. This kind of selective photoangiolysis can be performed in...

Virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE)

‘That’s a funny looking lesion on the larynx, it’s probably benign, but I should take a biopsy.’ Liz Ross and Ajith George discuss whether virtual chromoendoscopy will change this thought process. What are the origins and ENT applications? Traditional chromoendoscopy...

In conversation: Russell Tyler

Alex Griffiths-Brown talks to a star of classical music about playing with a cochlear implant.

World Hearing Day – country by country

Hundreds of events took place to mark World Hearing Day on 3 March – the date selected because 3.3 resembles the shape of our two ears.