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Clinical Practice Guideline on Tympanostomy Tube in Children Update (AAO-HNS)

The American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation’s ‘Clinical Practice Guideline: Tympanostomy Tubes in Children (Update)’ has been recently published - an update of the original 2013 guideline. This article forms an executive summary to accompany the full guideline....

Impact of outer ear problems in Northern Ethiopia: experiences of a global outreach clinic

Outer ear disease is one of the commonest reasons for attending the ENT clinic in Ethiopia, just as in the UK. Very little has been published on the experiences of ENT clinics in Ethiopia. Here Yilkal Tassew, Seid Temam and...

From the editor SeptemberOctober 2022

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), Editor, ENT & Audiology News; Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK. E: d.costello@nhs.net A few weeks ago, the ENT & Audiology News editorial team had a very productive meeting...

New patient education infographic from Cl-ear™

According to research into the nation’s hearing health habits commissioned by Cl-ear™, the fastest growing OTC ear care range¹, DIY ear wax removal is rife.

Long-term results of incus vibroplasty in patients with moderate-to-severe sensorineural hearing loss

The Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) middle ear implant is now a well-accepted and widely utilised treatment option for patients with sensorineural hearing loss unable to use standard hearing aids. However, as a relatively recent addition to the portfolio of implants available...

Composing with Meniere’s disease: a personal reflection

Is a fluctuating hearing loss and composing music incompatible? Professor Andrew Hugill discusses his personal experience of Meniere’s disease and the work that has developed as a result of the condition. As I write this article, I am in the...

Is auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder a disorder of the whole eighth cranial nerve?

Auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder (ANSD) is now well recognised in audiological circles. Vestibular nerve function has not been extensively studied in ANSD. The authors used cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) and caloric tests to assess the integrity of the...

A beginner’s guide to endoscopic ear surgery (EES)

For some, this article will not provide them with anything new with respect to EES – in particular, the advantages of the technique and how to achieve them. However, for those surgeons who are debating whether to embark on the...

ERS Epistaxis

Topics: Risk factors and assessment - by Urban Geisthoff (15 mins) Stepwise treatment options - by Gwijde Andriaensen (15 mins) When that fails: surgery / embolisation - by Thibault van Zele (15 mins) Moderator - Sean Carrie, ERS PresidentCo-Host -...

Foreign object removal from the ear or nose

The range of nasal and aural foreign bodies that present to accident and emergency (A&E) departments, emergency rooms and minor injury units is limited only by the imagination. Aetiology and epidemiology statistics point to patients being predominantly children in the...

Canal wall down with obliteration of cavity for paediatric cholesteatoma

The authors present evidence that canal wall down (CWD) surgery with primary obliteration is an effective way to treat paediatric cholesteatoma. Fifty-eight ears were operated on and follow-up was for five years on average. Residual cholesteatoma rate was 9.9% with...

UK innovation aims to end Otic Barotrauma for sufferers

In a groundbreaking development, AirDrate®, a UK start-up, has unveiled a revolutionary solution to help alleviate the agony of Airplane Ear