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Covid-19 A message from the editor of ENT & Audiology News

The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of everyone’s lives around the world. When we emerge from this global crisis, society will function in a very different way, and it is impossible to predict what the future holds. For...

Tribute to Mr Amged El-Hawrani

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of NHS ENT Specialist, Mr Amged El-Hawrani, this week. Mr El-Hawrani, an ENT Consultant at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, passed away in Glenfield Hospital in Leicester on Saturday...

COVID-19 Podcasts

Below is a list of useful audio resources connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated as and when more become available. BLA connections - A Clear Voice. - CLICK HERE AAO-HNS COVID-19 Podcast Series. - CLICK HERE...

Global CI Collaborative: Futures Forum - Webinar Series

The Global CI Collaborative presents a five-part global leadership webinar series that will explore the future of cochlear implantation following the global pandemic.

IFOS Vancouver postponed until 2022

The unprecedented events over the past nine months have challenged all of us, including the committee organising IFOS 2021 Vancouver. The local organising committee, IFOS Board and the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery have been assessing the...

Persistent symptoms of smell loss after COVID-19 infection

Anosmia as a result of COVID-19 infection is well recognised. This timely and topical French paper looks at 115 patients with proven SARS-CoV-2 infection, who were contacted with specific questions about olfactory and gustatory disturbance. They found 81% of patients...

Cuff up or cuff down; to occlude or not to occlude? What effect does tracheostomy tube modification have on swallowing outcomes?

Dysphagia is commonly seen in patients with tracheostomy. The current global pandemic has increased interest in the impact of a tracheostomy on swallowing outcomes. This systematic review is therefore a timely addition to the literature and a useful read for...

The telemedicine genie is out of the bottle

Delivering healthcare interventions remotely is not a new concept. The authors of this article provide a brief history dating back to the 1930s, when the International Radio Medical Centre was established to transmit medical advice to global seafarers. In the...

Audiology and COVID-19

COVID-19 affected all clinical services in a very short time, including audiology. This service improvement investigation concentrated on how audiology services in the UK were impacted by the virus and how perception of tele-audiology changed. About 120 practising audiologists were...

Till death do us part: the role of the speech and language therapists in palliative care

Increasingly, speech and language therapists are being involved in end-of-life and palliative care. This study reports on a three-phase project to explore this in the context of the Australian healthcare system. In phase one, the authors described a scoping review...

Interacoustics gears up online training with new virtual events

Throughout the corona pandemic, Interacoustics has conducted numerous online training events to audiology and ENT professionals.

Puma soundproofing at EUHA 2021 introduces new compact sound enclosures

After a year’s break due to the pandemic, Puma is ready to exhibit at EUHA 2021 and to introduce many new products - expanding its catalogue.