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Global audiology during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected, and in some areas, put a complete hold on, audiology practice around the world. In April 2020, during the peak of the pandemic for many regions, our audiology Global Ambassadors provided their reports from their...

ENT in this issue...Global Ear and Hearing

GUEST SECTION EDITORS Prof Mahmood F Bhutta, DPhil FRCS (ORL-HNS), Consultant and Honorary Professor in ENT Surgery, University Hospitals Sussex and Brighton & Sussex Medical School, UK. E: m.bhutta@doctors.org.uk Prof Jackie L Clark, MS, PhD, Clinical Professor, Behavioral & Brain...

A global view of thyroid surgery practices

The incidence of thyroid cancer continues to increase, and both surgery for benign and malignant disease carries an important and persistent incidence of perioperative complications. This paper reports the results of an electronic survey sent to members of seven surgical...

Universal newborn hearing screening: a global health perspective

Intuitively, as health professionals, we know that universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) makes sense. Bolajoko Olusanya outlines how UNHS fits in with global health priorities, as well as illustrating how such programmes can help to deliver additional benefits to communities....

Sanibel Supply goes Global with EarWays Medical

Sanibel Supply has partnered with EARWAYS Medical for global distribution of EarWay Pro, a safe, efficient, and simple tool for cerumen removal.

Global hearing rehabilitation – an SFORL/IFOS collaboration

International collaboration is more important than ever, and we hear from Prof Bernard Fraysse about a collaboration that grew out of the very successful IFOS meeting in Paris in 2017. The IFOS meeting in Paris in June 2017 was obviously...

A global online fellowship in head and neck surgery and oncology

The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) offers an online fellowship training programme for advanced trainees wishing to subspecialise in head and neck surgery and oncology. Emma Stapleton speaks with the Chairman of the Board of Directors...

Global health missions – not just for consultants. A guide for trainees.

Lulu Ritchie is a courageous and driven trainee in London, inspired by humanitarian missions but conscious of the usual requests for consultant level doctors. Lulu didn’t let that hold her back. She found a way and has kindly summarised her...

Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters

This well-written, beautifully illustrated two-volume book, along with its accompanying ebook version and videos, provides a comprehensive guide to the approach and techniques in secondary rhinoplasty. It builds on the knowledge and concepts in the world-renowned Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery...

Changing the face of global health: short-term surgical trips

With the growth of global health awareness, global surgery has emerged as a key focus area. This article examines short-term surgical trips (STSTs) as one of the ways used to address some of the gaps in global surgery. It demonstrates...

A global survey of tracheostomy healthcare provision and patient participation: requirements for improvement

Patients with tracheostomy require comprehensive care which should begin in the preoperative phase and go through immediate postoperative and discharge phases with patient involvement as well. The authors assessed this with a multicentre, cross-sectional survey using a mailing list held...

The mounting burden of hearing loss worldwide: gearing up global collaboration

As audiology and ENT professionals we all have an inkling about the prevalence and impact of hearing loss, but the true gravity of the situation is even greater than previously thought… It may seem hard to believe, but in the...