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Audiological monitoring in ototoxicity - Are we doing enough?

In this article Ghada Al-Malky explores the dichotomy of life-saving, yet hearing loss-causing medication, and questions whether the hearing healthcare community is doing enough to prevent preventable hearing loss. Ototoxicity is the damage to hearing and / or balance functions...

The 5th LION-ESS

The first Friday and second Saturday of May 2021 were the dates set aside for LION-ESS 2021. The event was hosted by Global Rhinology Network (GRN) in collaboration with Live International Otolaryngology Network (LION) foundation, both registered non-profit organisations with...

17th Annual Meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Finally, after a long COVID-19 hiatus, it was refreshing to witness over 1000 attendees from across the globe engaging with the experts at the 17th Annual meeting of the Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (ME-AOHNS), one of the largest ENT gatherings in the Middle East region.

The Airway Intervention Registry (AIR)

Many of our readers will be familiar with conducting endoscopic balloon dilatation procedures. Steven Powell speaks to ENT and Audiology News about the new Airway Intervention Registry which has been set up to collect robust data on the safety and...

Lessons learned from running a national thyroid surgery registry

The UK Registry of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery is now yielding the rewards of meticulous data collection and years of hard work. David Scott-Coombes discusses the advantages and the unintended consequences of their success. The British Association of Endocrine and...

How the earwig got its name

What are earwigs, and how are they connected with the ear? Amr Abdelhamid explains the etymology, myths and beliefs behind the pesky creature with the otological name. Earwigs are harmless insects of the order Dermaptera that are amongst the most...

Are we making progress on tinnitus?

One of the aspects of tinnitus that drew me into it becoming a major theme of my clinical and research work was how little work had been done when I began to see patients in the mid 1980s. This struck...

BLA/UEP Inaugural Joint Meeting

Matthew Cherko, Consultant Laryngologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. It was a historic day when the highly anticipated inaugural joint meeting between the British Laryngological Association (BLA) and the Union of the European Phoniatricians (UEP) took place in London. In a...

BAA Annual Congress 2023

Lauren Mumford, Paediatric Audiologist, Leicestershire Partnership Trust, UK. Coventry was a great location for the annual British Academy of Audiology conference, with audiology professionals travelling from near and far... even jet-setting speakers from Australia. We were warmly welcomed by President...

The big ask – maintaining the entrepreneurial spirit in academic facial plastic surgery in the USA

en·tre·pre·neur, noun a person who organises and operates a business and who has qualities of leadership, initiative and innovation. In the United States, facial plastic surgery (FPS) services are divided among private and academic practices. The vast majority of academic...

Academic BACO 2015

Putting together the academic programme for BACO is a monumental task. Academic Chairman Shakeel Saeed and Peter Andrews, the Academic Secretary of the conference, tell us how to make it a success. Conference season is nearly upon us, and Liverpool...

Video otology tutorials: how EES changes the game

High definition endoscopic ear surgery (EES) redefines traditional middle ear anatomical perspectives. The surgeon can observe in situ anatomical relationships with angled objectives in a way that the traditional microscopic view, with step-wise removal of structures is unable to achieve....