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Clinical Otology, Fourth Edition

Seven years after publication of the third edition, this latest edition of Clinical Otology brings the reader right up to date with developments within this constantly evolving field. Maintaining the same format as the previous edition, it concentrates on four...

Scientific Foundations of Audiology: Perspectives from Physics, Biology, Modeling and Medicine

Scientific Foundations of Audiology – Perspectives from Physics, Biology, Modeling and Medicine is a unique textbook which discusses a wide range of state-of-the-art topics in hearing, vestibular and brain science. The editors purport that this book is geared towards doctoral...

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing

This American book is written for students “in the field of communication sciences and disorders”, however, this is a very useful text for anyone wanting to understand the underpinning science behind speech, swallowing and hearing and balance. The book is...

International Meeting of the Mediterranean Society of Otology and Audiology (MSOA 2018)

Report by Ophir Handzel, Director of the Cochlear Implant Center, Department of Otolaryngology Tel-Aviv-Souraksy Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel The Mediterranean Society of Otology and Audiology (MSOA) founded in 1987, is an organisation that supports scientific...

The future of treatments for hearing and balance: a 15 and 50-year perspective

Jameel Muzaffar and Manohar Bance paint a picture of what otology will look like 15 and 50 years’ time. Will we still need doctors? Will there still be an ENT news journal? The last 50 years have seen advances including...

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...

From India to Bonnie Scotland

Not many people know that one of the UK’s first cochlear implant surgeons was Raj Singh, OBE, an Indian immigrant whose passions for otology and technology led him to found the Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme, and the Help to Hear...

Chronic rhinosinusitis management: back to the future?

Immunology is a dim and distant medical school memory to many ENT surgeons, but the increasingly complex immunology of chronic rhinosinusitis is fascinating (honestly!). Medical management options in CRS no longer just involves saline and steroids, and we need to...

Database WG2. The Tinnitus Patient Database in the TINNET COST Action BM1306

Berthold Langguth describes an innovative project that is creating the world’s largest multi-national patient database containing standardised information on tinnitus and medical history, otological examination and psycho-acoustic measures of tinnitus. A challenge for tinnitus treatment and tinnitus research is the...

The structure and function of DNA

DNA structure and replication Genetic information within multicellular organisms, including man, is stored in molecules of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which reside within the chromosomes of each cell nucleus. A DNA molecule consists of two very long chains, or strands, of...

Physician illness

Getting in the zone, recognising our personal stress limits and looking after ourselves are vital components in our efforts to stay healthy advises Abbie Lane, after almost a generation of de-stressing others. They say a rugby player like Brian O’Driscoll...

ENT UK BOARS Autumn Research Meeting 2018

Report by Marius Pezard-Snell, 4th Year Medical Student, University of Nottingham Medical School E: mpezardsnell@gmail.com It was beautiful, albeit cold day on 26 October 2018 that saw a variety of ENT surgeons, allied health professionals, students and researchers from throughout...