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The vestibular system is not immune to chronic otitis media

It is well recognised that chronic otitis media (COM) is a risk factor for sensorineural hearing loss. Studies on the effect of COM on vestibular function have been beset by design biases. The authors designed a case control study to...

Supporting patients with chronic dizziness and investing in vestibular research

The Ménière’s Society is the UK’s leading vestibular charity. Their team is available to help patients access reliable information, source a vestibular specialist or talk to someone who understands what they’re going through.

4th ENT Masterclass® Europe

Report by: Mr Mahmoud Daoud, ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon, Bucharest, Romania. Following the successful European Masterclasses in Berlin and Lausanne, Bucharest was the venue for the 4th European ENT Masterclass®, pushing the frontiers of the free training platform to...

Leading and managing audiology service through a social enterprise model

As these things sometimes happen, our first conversations about Social Enterprise happened pretty much by chance and in our case were a by-product of discussions about a new department having outgrown the current one. The National Health Service (NHS) Audiology...

9th Dubai Otology, Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery Conference

The 9th edition of the Dubai Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery Conference & Exhibition will take place 10-12 October 2021 in Dubai, UAE, as a physical in-person event. A flagship event of the UAE Ministry of Health, Dubai Otology...

Paediatric vestibular evaluation

Richard E Gans is a renowned expert in the areas of vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation techniques. In the first of two articles (see here for the second article), Dr Gans gives an overview of the approach he and his team...

New challenges ahead for the hearing aid industry

Technological advancements empower the world to hear In an increasing age of connectivity, the hearing aid industry is headed into new territory. Previously, to wear hearing aids was simply a mark of ageing. Now hearing aids are smarter and, as...

2nd Trends in Pediatrics

Widening your horizons without leaving the island Growing up in country Australia I craved to know what was beyond this ‘continental island’. It was the late 1970s and the Encyclopædia Britannica could only widen my horizons so far. The barriers...

Sushruta and Indian rhinoplasty

Vijay Pothula explains rhinoplasty’s roots in ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine, and how it was introduced to the Western world. In 1794 The Gentleman’s Magazine published a surgical operation which was long established in India but unknown in Europe [1]. A...

Prudent audiology

Introduction In January 2014, Professor Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health and Social Services, defined Prudent Healthcare as, “Healthcare that fits the needs and circumstances of patients and actively avoids wasteful care that is not to the patient’s benefit.” ‘Prudent’ healthcare...

3rd Alder Hey Paediatric Vestibular Course

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Paediatric Audiovestibular Department presents 3rdAlder Hey Paediatric Vestibular Course. The vestibular system in children is an important system significantly involved in the development of balance, muscle tone, posture, spatial and cognitive orientation and overall development. We...

ADA (Academy of Doctors of Audiology) AuDacity Convention 2019

Report By: Kaley Babich, Audiology Doctoral Student, 4th Year, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL ‘It's often the smallest acts that make the largest impact.’ These 10 words capture the overarching theme I took away from the 2019 AuDacity Conference,...