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COVID-19 and medical practice

The pandemic has deeply affected all types of medical and surgical practice and even publications. In this issue, the lead article was on the French consensus on ENT practice during the pandemic. In ENT practice, both patients and health workers...

Safety recommendations for ENT surgeons during the COVID-19 pandemic

Physicians and other healthcare workers who perform and participate in examinations and procedures within the head and neck region and airway are at particularly high risk of exposure and infection from aerosol and droplet contamination. Authors have developed recommendations to...

Bringing aged care back

Worldwide, our older population is increasing, and thus a need for the provision of care to older people is also increasing. Aged care may be informal, provided by unpaid carers; or formal, provided or subsidised by government or other organisations....

An undergraduate perspective on changes to audiology education

I have completed two years of study and am currently preparing for my final year, which consists of a twenty-five week placement alongside a research project and theoretical modules. It is inevitable that, as a result of the changes made...

Pepsin detection in the diagnosis of LPR: New webinar available on-demand

BIOHIT HealthCare has staged an on-demand webinar about the clinical application of pepsin measurement in the investigation of reflux.

Cl-ear ear care range announces collaboration with The Wax Whisperer

Cl-ear, the fastest growing ear care brand of drops and spray¹, welcomes Mr Neel Raithatha, Consultant Audiologist BSc (Hons), RHAD, MSHAA, The Wax Whisperer, as healthcare advisor.

2020 Unmasked: Hidden strengths and vulnerabilities laid bare - By Joseph Sinnott

Masks were everywhere in 2020. The most visible to stop the spread of COVID-19 but others concealed soon-to-be revealed strengths and weaknesses. In April 2020, the UK Prime Minister was taken to intensive care suffering with this new and frightening...

Innovations in remote/teleaudiology patient care

Audiometry remains the gold standard in hearing evaluations. Changes in the delivery of audiometry remain a key challenge in providing a telehealth approach to hearing care. The team at Lyon University Hospital validated an innovative approach to solving this challenge,...

Simulation: human factors scenario training

It is said that surgical training has suffered as a result of a combination of factors – through the introduction of work time restrictions such as the European Working Time Directive (EWTD) [1], a limit on the number of years...

In conversation with De Wet Swanepoel, President of the International Society of Audiology

Gareth Smith caught up with the new President of the International Society of Audiology, De Wet Swanepoel, about the aims of the society, the upcoming World Congress of Audiology and the current state of hearing healthcare in Africa. De Wet...

In conversation with Professor Kelvin Kong

Professor Kelvin Kong is a proud Worimi man, the first Aboriginal surgeon in Australia, an otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon, and an amazing advocate for equality in health delivery in Australia. He holds professorial positions at Macquarie University, the University...

Royal Society of Medicine Rhinology and Laryngology Section Meetings Programme 2019/20

By Prof Tim Woolford. I have the great honour of being the next President of the Section of Laryngology & Rhinology at the RSM and my colleague, Raj Bhalla, has kindly agreed to be Honorary Secretary. We’ve organised a programme...