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Audiology in this issue...Age-related Hearing Loss and Dementia

GUEST SECTION EDITOR Barbara E Weinstein, PhD, Professor and Founding Executive Officer Health Sciences Doctoral Programs, Graduate Center, CUNY, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, USA. E: bweinstein@gc.cuny.edu The prevalence of dementia is escalating worldwide,...

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.

The BTA Virtual Conference

Nadia Donald, Hearing Therapist, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust; Doctoral Student, Aston University, UK. The first BTA (British Tinnitus Association) virtual conference took place on 5-9 October 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and proved to be...

ENT UK Autumn Meeting 2021

The first hybrid event organised by ENT UK was held at the newly renovated Royal College of Surgeons of England in London on Friday 17 September 2021. National and international delegates attended a day of presentations, celebrating trainee and trainer-delivered...

The XX Congress of Otorhinolaryngologists of Russia

The XX Congress of Otorhinolaryngologists of Russia was held in Moscow on 6-9 September 2021. It became the largest event in the Russian and post-Soviet Union ENT community since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Profs Yanov, Daikhes and Negm...

Modifying two-week wait protocol for suspected head and neck cancer patients during COVID-19

As healthcare workers, we are committed to ensuring that our patients continue to receive the optimum care that we are set up to deliver. However, the last year has shown that we need to be mindful of balancing this with...

Communication in the age of universal masking: speech-to-text apps to the rescue

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of our lives, including how we interact with patients. At this point, it is almost hard to remember a time when we didn’t have to wear masks during clinical encounters. Though...

Reusable Face Visor from Innovia

Innovia Ltd are excited to announce the introduction of the Reusable Innovia Face Visor.

COVID-19 Video Resources

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Does septoplasty improve smell?

This is a study from Barcelona on a very interesting topic: does septoplasty change sense of smell? The theory being that a deviated septum would prevent airflow to the olfactory region and once the anatomical obstruction has been relieved, that...

Privacy and security in connected hearing healthcare

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced audiology services across the globe to find new ways of working. This has resulted in a rapid increase in the uptake of remote care and, with it, some new privacy and security considerations. Connected hearing...

Development and review of a blended service in response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has required healthcare services globally to show both resilience and ingenuity in redesigning services to meet the ever-changing needs of our patients. We hear about the redevelopment of clinical pathways within an hearing implant service, and the...