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The British Laryngological Association and Industry

In 2011 British laryngologists Martin Birchall and Guri Sandhu, assisted by ENT SpR Chad Al Yagachi, organised the first highly successful three-day international ‘Cutting-Edge Laryngology for the 21st Century’ conference at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. The Kenes...

Industry interaction with the ENT speciality

I was enormously grateful for the chance to articulate my personal thoughts on ‘the industry interaction with the ENT clinical community’. To set a context, the term ‘industry’ refers to medical technology manufacturers and suppliers, in addition to pharmaceutical companies....

New challenges ahead for the hearing aid industry

Technological advancements empower the world to hear In an increasing age of connectivity, the hearing aid industry is headed into new territory. Previously, to wear hearing aids was simply a mark of ageing. Now hearing aids are smarter and, as...

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...

Young Audiology Implanters’ Forum 2022

The second annual Young Audiology Implanters’ Forum (YAIF) was attended by 19 audiological implant consultant surgeons from across the UK, registrars selected to present free papers and industry representatives. The day focused on three themes: innovation in audiology implants, surgical...

NHS collaboration and partnership with the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries

Historically the relationship between industry and the NHS has been a cautious one. Both sides have typically worked with only partially disclosed agendas, under a pervading fear of finding themselves on the wrong end of a win-lose negotiation. Things have...

Button batteries – how can we reduce harm to children?

This article explores the history of button batteries and how clinicians and industries alike could reduce the harm to children following ingestion. Following ingestion, if lodged, button batteries cause an alkaline reaction leading to necrosis of mucosa. Significant oesophageal injury...

Organisers announce cancellation of European Audiologist of the Year Award in response to coronavirus COVID-19

The annual European Audiologist of the Year awards event was due to be held later this year. Officials have announced...

Entries open for AOTY 2019 award

Nominations are open for the annual Audiologist of Year award (AOTY) 2019 competition, now in its 12th year. The award is organised by Rayovac in partnership with Audio Infos, the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA) and the European Federation...

AIHHP Hearing Expo 2022 & 15th Golden Lobe Awards

The AIHHP Conference was a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and get the latest industry news. The programme included an inspiring talk from Sir Clive Woodward showing us that we can always learn something from an expert whatever...