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The common frontal sinusotomy (Lothrop) and chronic rhinosinusitis

As our understanding of the pathophysiology of CRS evolves, so do our treatment strategies. It is accepted that in many cases, the main role of surgery is to allow better penetration of topical therapies to the sinus cavities. What, then,...

In conversation with Rachel Shenton, writer and actress in The Silent Child

Rachel Shenton shares her recent Oscar achievement with us in this interview, along with her commitment to supporting those with hearing loss to be able to access the arts. She tells us also about her latest project… Rachel Shenton. Firstly...

‘The Sun does not forget a village just because it is too small’ – African proverb

Solar powered hearing aids In the middle of the morning of January 24, 2002, I had been in Otse for only three days, a village of 3500 in the south of Botswana, when I heard a knock at the door....

In conversation with Professor Graeme Clark

As we celebrate the cochlear implant, we celebrate an amazing work of innovative biomedical engineering that is a life-changer to many recipients around the world. We take for granted the arduous journey of the cochlear implant since its conception. Eric...

Screening: evaluating the outcomes of early intervention

Newborn hearing screening is now the accepted standard of care in several countries, and is becoming increasingly more established worldwide. White [1] reported eight countries screening over 90% of newborns, ten screening between 25-89% of births and a further 54...

An unrecognised anatomical variant which may help frontal sinus surgery

Anatomic variants in the frontal sinus have significant implications in endoscopic sinus surgery. In this illustrative study, the authors describe a newly-observed anatomical variant – a mucosa lined prism‑shaped space between the most superior part of the nasal septum and...

Hearing loss: a challenge in Uganda

The charity, Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS), started 25 years ago. It funds the building of schools and sponsors young adults to university level. Education empowers, enhances lives and gives prosperity to countries.

New toolkit educates GPs on how to support hearing loss patients

An educational toolkit developed by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), in collaboration with hearing loss charity RNID and NHS England & Improvement, aims to support GPs to deliver care for patients with hearing loss. The RGCP toolkit, sponsored by...

Living with Usher syndrome

“Usher people often still have sharp, clear central vision. It is the corner of their eye that is missing. This is why the Usher person often does not feel or look blind. In the early days they may not even...

ENT in this issue...Historical Figures in ENT and Audiology

GUEST SECTION EDITORS Katherine Conroy, ST7 at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Northwestern Deanery, Department of ENT, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK. E: katherine.conroy@cantab.net Prof Ray Clarke, BA, BSc, DCH FRCS, FRCS(ORL), Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK;...

‘What does Sound Look like to You?’ Art competition

Artists are being put to the test to represent sound in a visual artform, as part of a competition hosted by the charity, Helping Uganda Schools, and supported by ENT & Audiology News and the Manchester City Art Gallery. Submissions...

Intelligent real-time sign language translator designed by teens wins £20,000 national tech-for-good prize

On 16 July 2021, an intelligent real-time sign language translator designed by teens was announced as a winner for a £20,000 tech-for-good prize for 11-16-year-olds. The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize challenges young, innovative minds to design and develop technological solutions...