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Audiology research: opportunities, career progression and leadership

A career in research can, at first glance, seem far removed from the clinical world of audiology but is that really the case? In this article Melanie Ferguson explains the role of translational research in bridging this gap, as well...

Audiology and speech language pathology programmes in India: an overview of education and career opportunities

This article is provided by Lalsa Shilpa Perepa, a Clinical Audiologist who started her audiology career in India. Audiology and speech language pathology (ASLP) courses in India are offered by various colleges and institutes that are affiliated with different universities...

The European Board Exam in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (EBEORL-HNS) and the benefits it will have on your career

Ulrik Pedersen, Chairman European Board Examination in Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Shawkat Alaa Shawkat Abdulrahman, Rhinology Consultant Tallaght Teaching Hospital, Dublin, outline the history and format of the EBEORL–HNS and demonstrate the huge benefits gained from the qualification with...

Modernising scientific careers and audiology in the United Kingdom

Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) is an education and training strategy for 51 disciplines in healthcare science within the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom (UK). Some of these disciplines lacked clear training routes as well as registration opportunities...

In conversation with Miss Romola Dunsmore “ENT training in my day”

Emma Stapleton is an ST8 in Otolaryngology at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, UK. For her first Trainee Matters article, Emma and her colleague, Ruth Capper (Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Doncaster Royal Infirmary), spoke to 92-year-old ENT surgeon Romola...

Securing the future of ENT in the UK

A career in otolaryngology is fascinating, fulfilling and fun, but how do we convince our potential successors? Jay Doshi, Asad Qayyum, Bradley Storey and Tom Milner outline the fantastic efforts to showcase ENT throughout the UK. Student and foundation doctors...

Women in ENT Surgery (WENTS UK) launch a podcast series with a difference

This podcast series is a realisation of a vision to showcase WENTS UK as a society, their values, ethos and how they aspire to pave the way for change by exploring controversial topics in conversation. From the launch of the...

Bringing aged care back

Worldwide, our older population is increasing, and thus a need for the provision of care to older people is also increasing. Aged care may be informal, provided by unpaid carers; or formal, provided or subsidised by government or other organisations....

Women in Surgery: Lift as you climb

Report by: Maha Khan, ST5, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Trust On the first rainy morning of autumn I made my way to the Royal College of General Practitioners, for the Royal College of Surgeons’ Women in Surgery section’s Lift As...

Can and should vestibular schwannoma surgery be carried out via the endoscopic transcanal approach?

The extent and scope of endoscopic ear surgery has rapidly progressed in recent years, and this paper, from one of the leading proponents of this technique, reports on the outcomes of a case series of patients who have had total...

An undergraduate perspective on changes to audiology education

I have completed two years of study and am currently preparing for my final year, which consists of a twenty-five week placement alongside a research project and theoretical modules. It is inevitable that, as a result of the changes made...

Giacomo Puccini’s laryngeal cancer

Giacomo Puccini, one of the best known composers of all time, was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer and died from the disease in 1924. In this article, Rosario Marchese-Ragona and Alessandro Martini describe Puccini’s experience of the disease with quotes from...