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World Course on Hearing Rehabilitation and 5th Temporal Bone Course

The COVID 19-pandemic halted a number of activities around the world. We were unable to meet physically to discuss and plan ways to address matters pertaining to global hearing health. This year, the Zimbabwe Society of Otorhinolaryngologists (ZiSOL) in conjunction...

Role of non-echo planar diffusion weighted magnetic resonance imaging in detection of cholesteatoma

Whilst the method of canal wall down and same-session reconstruction is emerging to be more popular, canal wall up procedures are still performed. In either, it is necessary to ensure eradication of cholesteatoma or detect its recurrence. The reliability of...

Diagnosing complications of acute mastoiditis in emergency situations

In many cases, acute mastoiditis is manageable with intravenous antibiotics and hospitalised care. However, the decision whether to intervene surgically remains crucial and reliance is based on radiological findings – CT scans for bony changes and MRI for possible intra-cerebral...

ENT UK British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS) Conference 2021

The British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS) Annual Meeting was held at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow on 22-23 October 2021. Mr Natarajan Balaji hosted the meeting, with a face-to-face attendance of 101 delegates across both days from the...

Developing ENT and audiology services in Southern Africa (Part 2)

In the last issue of ENT & Audiology News, we heard from retired Professor Christopher Prescott on the challenges faced and progress made made locally to address the inequity and inequality of access to ENT and allied health professional services...

ENT in this issue...The Future of ENT (Mar/Apr19)

Chris CoulsonENT Surgeon; Managing Director of endoscope-i E: chris@endoscope-i.com The future, predict it at your peril’, said me – just now. But despite this (rather late) warning, we have managed to commission five articles from futurists within our midst. The...

Cochlear implantation in Tanzania: the journey and the outcomes

It is estimated that over 400 million people worldwide live with disabling hearing loss, 39.9 million of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa [1]. This article by Dr Aveline Kahinga and Mr Ali Jaffer demonstrates the effort that has been made...

In conversation with Paul Lamb

Paul Lamb recently joined a team undertaking a hearing care mission to Armenia with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Paul took time to discuss the aims and achievements of these missions through his personal experiences with the foundation. Paul Lamb. The...

Implantable Hearing Devices

Implantable Hearing Devices is aimed principally at ENT surgeons in training and as a resource for otological surgeons wanting to know more about the devices available. The authors state it is a clear, concise, and comprehensive book offering answers to...

BLA Cutting Edge Laryngology 2022

The British Laryngological Association (BLA) smoothly hosted its biennial two-day event online. Individual presentations were pre-recorded, avoiding the inevitable technical difficulties, but presenters gathered with the chair of each section, facilitating insightful live Q&A sessions. This excellent balance meant presenters...

OBITUARY: James Milner Robinson (1937 - 2021)

James Milner Robinson FRCS, formerly a consultant otologist to Gloucester and Cheltenham hospitals, died peacefully on 3 November 2021 at the age of 84 after several years of ill-health. In keeping with his lifelong love of nature and care for...

Mobile technologies to support global ear and hearing care

By combining mobile technology with artificial intelligence, more people can access ear and hearing care. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide, nearly half a billion people have moderate or worse hearing loss [1]. The vast majority of people...