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Understanding osseointegration for the otologist

Bone conduction implants are hearing devices that require osseointegration to create a stable and reliable interface between the hearing device and the skull to deliver sound to the cochlea. This article reviews the physiology of osseointegration, factors that may lead...

Matthew Clark: full-time otologist, spare-time sculptor

Drilling a temporal bone may seem like torture to some trainee surgeons. To others it is but a stepping stone to something altogether grander... I took Art A-level a year early so as not to interfere with the ‘important subjects’,...

Atlas of Otologic Surgery and Magic Otology, Second Edition

After having read a variety of books that focus on otology, the Atlas of Otologic Surgery and Magic Otology provides a complete and holistic perspective on the field of otology, including a wide range of topics such as structure and...

Pediatric Ear Diseases: Diagnostic Imaging Atlas and Case Reports

This book has been painstakingly compiled to produce a detailed atlas of high resolution CT images of the paediatric temporal bone. The five chapters over 160 pages and 242 high quality figures are very well structured and thoughtfully laid out....

The Chronic Ear

For me, the title of this book conjures up an historical image. I imagine an early 20th century consulting room, an otologist with a head mirror and bull’s eye lamp. A pre-antibiotic era in which a patient’s otorrhoea is meticulously...

Otologic Surgery - 5th Edition

Otologic Surgery 5th Edition, edited by Derald Brackmann, Clough Shelton, Moises Arriaga and Richard Gurgel, is a textbook masterpiece. The book is written in tribute to the editors’ mentors: Drs Howard House, William House and James Sheehy, whose pioneering work...

Temporal Bone Histology and Radiology Atlas

Temporal Bone Histology and Radiology Atlas is an outstanding reference and training manual which will be a rewarding read and purchase for all otolaryngology trainees and, in particular, senior trainees and consultants. Neuro-radiologists and neuro-otologists will enjoy comparing the beautifully-prepared...

William Hunter’s work on the anatomy of the human ear

The Hunterian Society offers an annual award for an essay and presentation on a subject of relevance to John or William Hunter, or medicine in the 18th Century. This article is based on Emma Stapleton’s 2014 winning essay, which was...

Robert Vincent: otologie sans frontières

Chris Aldren speaks to French ear surgeon Robert Vincent who’s particularly proud of forming a global otologist network providing free resources for education and patient care worldwide. Robert Vincent Robert, who have been your otological mentors? I did my initial...

Robert Vincent: otologie sans frontières

Chris Aldren speaks to French ear surgeon Robert Vincent who’s particularly proud of forming a global otologist network providing free resources for education and patient care worldwide. Robert Vincent Robert, who have been your otological mentors? I did my initial...

To scan or not to scan, otosclerosis

Otosclerosis can co-exist with other ear pathologies such as superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD). Stapedectomy in this situation can lead to development of SSCD symptoms. Authors conducted an email-based survey involving active members of the American Neurotologic Society (ANS) and...

ENT & Audiology in this issue...Music

Music is a central part of many people’s lives, and ENT surgeons and audiologists frequently treat patients whose musical experience is affected by pathology. For September/October 2021, we explore a number of areas in which patients need the support of otologists, laryngologists, audiologists, and others.