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Painting pictures of hearing loss with poetry and prose

The power and potential of creative writing as therapy is to be explored in a new project aimed at people with different hearing loss and hearing-related problems. The callout for original personal accounts and reflections of this common and life-affecting...

In conversation with Nick Jones

“I admit to having felt vulnerable and anxious about exposing my work to scrutiny, and I still do.” From nasal reconstruction to poetry composition: retired rhinologist, Nick Jones - author of new poetry collection, Encounter - tells us more about...

Phineas Fletcher and The Purple Island

The Reverend Phineas Fletcher was a 17th century poet whose epic poem, The Purple Island describes the anatomy of the human body. Not only poets, but contemporary anatomists believed in two important concepts, correspondences and signatures. They thought that when...

Medicine and Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney grew up in the 1940s. Infectious diseases – diphtheria, poliomyelitis, mumps, measles and rubella – were rife. Stepping Stones recalled talk among older neighbours of ‘a-waiting on’ when they were close to death. Aunts and uncles succumbed to...

International Audiologist Day Celebration 2019

Report by: Kirsty Fitz-Poole, Paediatric Audiologist for NELFT NHS Foundation Trust After working in the field for over 10 years, this was the first International Audiologist Day event I attended, and I was left inspired to shout about audiology and...

Encounter

Nick Jones’s poetry debut - a short (16 poems) collection - is a revelation. He traverses time and place with ease, evoking childhood memories and ephemeral moments, suffusing the ordinary and the mundane with an almost sacred sense of epiphany...

The barber-surgeon of Avebury

On a stroll through Neolithic Britain, Seville oranges on a quay in Dundee, marmalade and 14th century coins, Chris Potter unravels the story of a man (a surgeon?) seemingly crushed by a falling 13-tonne stone. But things are not quite...

World Congress on Thyroid Cancer 3.5

Report by: Mr Jonathan Bernstein, Charing Cross and St Mary’s Hospitals, London, UK Dr Luigi Volpini, Ospedale Card. G. Panico, Tricase, Italy Mr Ricard Simo, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, London, UK Following three quadrennial world congresses on thyroid cancer,...

Singing after laryngectomy: Shout at Cancer

Thomas Moors is an ENT junior doctor with a background in music and singing. Combining these interests, he has set up a charity to help patients who have had a laryngectomy. He has achieved considerable public attention, and he tells...

Hearing, tinnitus and hyperacusis in the arts

Hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis are discussed by David Baguley from the unique perspective of their depictions in literature, music, film and paintings. This article provides unusual and invaluable reflective opportunities for the patient-centred clinician! Audiologists and otologists understand hearing...

In conversation with Professor Janet Wilson

As she approaches her retirement from clinical practice, Professor Janet Wilson speaks to our Editor (and fellow laryngologist) Declan Costello about surgical training, research, diversity, literature and the future. You have had an immensely successful career in ENT – how...

Auditory brainstem response patterns are neural signatures

Through examples, this article describes how particular aspects of auditory brainstem responses can portray certain kinds of language or communication impairments – a characteristic pattern or ‘neural signature’. A reduction in processing of the fundamental frequency is seen commonly in...