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Winter Meeting of the Midland Institute of Otorhinolaryngology

By Edwin Halliday, ST6 Otolaryngology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The Winter Meeting of the Midland Institute of Otorhinolaryngology (MIO) took place over Zoom on 15 January 2021. The meeting, normally held biannually, had been cancelled in the summer due to the...

BSA Annual Conference 2021

The BSA returned this year with a face-to-face conference named ‘Innovation through Adversity’. The conference was well organised and covered a variety of subjects relating to current research, service development, new technology and the impact of COVID-19 on those with...

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Anatomy, Three-Dimensional Reconstruction and Surgical Technique - Fourth Edition

Although nothing can substitute for hands-on training and time in theatre, this book is about as close as any trainee wanting to make up for training time lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, will get. Whether bought as reading for a...

Is flexible nasendoscopy really aerosol generating?

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety of office-based laryngoscopy has been a source of considerable concern, speculation and debate. Flexible nasendoscopy is a key diagnostic tool in the assessment of the ENT patient, however most healthcare providers consider this to...

A 3D-printed endoscopic sinus surgery simulator – validity testing

The challenge of gaining sufficient experiential learning to successfully navigate the learning curve toward competence has long been a challenge in surgical education. The COVID-19 pandemic, and its impact on elective capacity, has presented a further challenge to the acquisition...

Reflections on virtual teaching

In a situation where we cannot meet our students (whether they be medical professionals or non-medical), how do we maintain their education? Peter Samuel has been speaking to some colleagues on how they have risen to the challenge. The COVID-19...

Aerosol research and performance

Is singing safe? This was a question asked around the world at the start of the pandemic in early 2020. Natalie Watson and Chris Orton tell us about a rapidly-convened research group that led to profound changes in UK Government...

Medical training in times of COVID-19 – the need for novel digital communication methods

COVID-19 changed the world and from the start it became clear that digital technologies would be the key to overcoming this pandemic.

Rayovac’s commitment to their customers

RAYOVAC® is committed to retaining its position as the world’s leading hearing aid battery manufacturer*

EARWAYS Medical announces that Geoffrey Cooling joins its Scientific Advisory Board

Geoffrey Cooling is an Irish hearing care influencer and blogger. He has been involved in the hearing healthcare profession since 2007, when he qualified as a hearing aid audiologist.

QuietStar continues to set new standards in noise control

Working in partnership with a local main contractor, QuietStar recently finished a complete ISO-compliant paediatric audiology test room suite for St Helen’s House in Ipswich, UK, part of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Practice and pregnancy during COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on each of us, both personally and professionally. We have had to adapt the way we live and work and find our ‘new normal’. Francesca Lynch, Senior Paediatric Audiologist at Guy’s...