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In conversation with Robin Youngs

Members of ENT UK (The British Association of Otolaryngologists and Head and Neck Surgeons) have a long tradition of humanitarian work in countries in Africa and Asia (see article with Professor Davis Howard in previous issue for example). The ENT...

AAO-HNSF announces new president

Congratulations to Carol R Bradford, MD, MS, who became the new President of the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and its Foundation on 16 September 2020.

Dead regions in patients with cochlear implants

The very nature of a dead region (DR) in a cochlea means that they are often found in patients who are eligible for cochlear implants. However, a variety of different hearing configurations are found in those with DRs because of...

Comprehensive Techniques in CSF leak repair and skull base reconstruction

This book certainly does what it says on the tin, and covers its subject very comprehensively. Normally a topic covered by a single chapter in a rhinology or skull base surgery textbook, this book offers 17 chapters on all aspects...

Endonasal Endoscopic Surgery of Skull Base Tumors: An Interdisciplinary Approach

This book sets itself apart from its peers by providing a unique interdisciplinary approach to skull base surgery. As the title implies, there is naturally a huge focus on endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery (between chapters 8 and 15). The...

Plasticity with cochlear implants: individual factors in the outcomes

Andrej Kral gives us an overview of neuronal plasticity in congenital hearing loss, and discusses why it is core to our clinical interventions in hearing loss and rehabilitation. The brain is born immature and undergoes extensive shaping during early development....

Hearing, tinnitus and hyperacusis in the arts

Hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis are discussed by David Baguley from the unique perspective of their depictions in literature, music, film and paintings. This article provides unusual and invaluable reflective opportunities for the patient-centred clinician! Audiologists and otologists understand hearing...

Family-centred early intervention: supporting a call to action

Family-centred care for young children is a commonly used but frequently under-appreciated approach in audiology. Prof Moodie discusses how we can take positive action to improve our approach to families in ways that make a meaningful difference in their lives....

In conversation with Lawrence Cleary

Lawrence Cleary is an art dealer and an ENT patient. He is also a recipient of an MBE for his contribution towards establishing the first multichannel cochlear implant programme in the UK. In this article he discusses with Katherine Conroy...

Audiology in this issue...Psychology (May/Jun19)

Alex Griffiths-Brown, BSc(Hons), MRes, Audiologist, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, Shrewsbury, UK. E: alex.griffiths-brown@nhs.net@griffithsbrown1 Whether using ‘client centred counselling’ [1] when seeing adult hearing aid patients, employing motivational interviewing [2] during tinnitus consultations or considering the stages of...

Audiology in this issue...IFOS Vancouver

Erica Zaia, MSc, Registered Audiologist, Certified in Vestibular Assessment and Management, Founder/Director, Audio-Vestibular Clinic, Vancouver, Canada. E: ericazaia@hotmail.com www.vestibular.ca ‘These unprecedented times.’ I believe that this is one of the most used sentences in the English language in 2020. And...

Bill Gibson: Pioneering Bionic Ear Surgeon

Professor Bill Gibson is one of the great pioneers of inner ear surgery and the recent publication of his biography is a reflection of his remarkable life and career. Bill Gibson: Pioneering Bionic Ear Surgeon will be enjoyed by everyone...