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The making of a paediatric airway surgeon: In conversation with David Albert

Michael Kuo interviews David Albert to find out what drew him to paediatric airway surgery, the mentors who shaped his surgical approach, and to ask his advice for budding young paediatric airway surgeons. David Albert. When did you first get...

Africa Health

Gearing up for a return to in-person business after last year’s fully online offering, Africa Health is expected to host over 8000 people representing 56 countries. “We will bring together healthcare industry influencers and thought leaders from various disciplines to...

American Thyroid Association Thyroid Cancer Management Guidelines: utilising risk stratification to optimise patient care

The steep rise in thyroid surgery around the globe, has led to the development of risk stratification to define the indications for surgery and the extent of surgery as well as adjuvant therapies for papillary carcinoma, to avoid over treatment....

Industry update: rechargeable hearing aid batteries

They may be similar in size to a watch battery, but there is a drastic difference between the frequency with which hearing aid batteries need to be changed compared to the simple watch battery. Unlike a watch battery, which may...

Alcohol consumption and the risk of developing benign laryngeal disorders?

Alcohol consumption among South Korean adults is apparently high, with over three quarters of the adult population consuming alcohol and a ‘high-risk’ drinking rate of one in five. Excessive alcohol consumption is considered to be a risk factor for developing...

Leadership reflections

For the past year, Lisa Vaughan Christensen has been the President of the American Academy of Audiology. In this article, she shares the journey that led her to this position and offers some brilliant advice to anyone interested in leadership....

Preoperative prediction of pain outcomes in patients with trigeminal neuralgia

The authors of this retrospective study have developed a preoperative trigeminal neuralgia (TN) grading system for the preoperative prediction of long-term pain relief after microvascular decompression (MVD). Patients who had become refractory to or developed toxicity to carbamazepine or oxycarbamazepine...

‘Want an upgrade?’ Moral distress in audiology

Ethical practice in audiology has become a hot topic in recent years, particularly in the independent sector where sales can be linked to commissions. Andrea Simpson has explored this issue in her research and shares her insight into the drivers...

Medical information required with requests for CT scans of the temporal bones; a two cycle audit

It is a common experience that radiology reports on the CT scans of the temporal bones do not always reach a diagnosis. Various studies have produced differing results in that detailed information may not be necessary to help reach a...

Does Koos classification predict facial nerve dysfunction?

The Koos classification is a grading system used often for preoperative evaluation of acoustic tumours on imaging studies. It indirectly correlates to the size of the tumour. Size of the vestibular schwannoma is often considered the main determinant for hearing...

No soup for you…! Early identification of postoperative perforation increases the success of conservative management

Iatrogenic perforation of the hypopharynx or cervical oesophagus is a well-recognised life-threatening complication. Previous studies have demonstrated that conservative management with broad-spectrum antibiotics and withholding oral feeding may avoid morbidity associated with surgical repair. This study addresses when conservative management...

Audiology in this issue... The Changing World of Computational Audiology

Deborah Vickers, PhD, Principal Research Fellow in Hearing & Deafness, University of Cambridge, UK. E: dav1000@cam.ac.ukTwitter: @SOUNDLabCam / @DebiVickers_ / @BEARS_CIwww-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/sound-lab/ Lorenzo Picinali, Reader in Audio Experience Design, Imperial College London, UK. E: l.picinali@imperial.ac.uk ENT & Audiology News Jan/Feb 2022...