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BLA/UEP Inaugural Joint Meeting

Matthew Cherko, Consultant Laryngologist, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. It was a historic day when the highly anticipated inaugural joint meeting between the British Laryngological Association (BLA) and the Union of the European Phoniatricians (UEP) took place in London. In a...

What we need to know about the new frontier of inner ear therapies

This is an interesting and topical review of the emerging biotechnology and pharmaceutical solutions for hearing loss and related conditions such as tinnitus. This paper suggests we are on the cusp of a very large step-change in the way we...

37th Pan-American Congress of Otorhinolaryngology 2022

Hector E. Ruiz, M.D., President of the Pan American Association of Otorhinolaryngology H.N.S It is a great pleasure and honour as President of the Pan American Association of E.N.T. at being able to meet everyone again in person and with...

Avoiding the sweaty cheek

Frey’s syndrome is a common (10-40%) and important complication following parotid surgery. Gustatory sweating during oral stimulation can be embarrassing as it is accompanied by flushing and a sensation of heat. This is as a direct result of regenerated parasympathetic...

Inter-aural hearing preservation in cochlear implantation

Hearing preservation during cochlear implantation is becoming increasingly important, although results can be unpredictable. NICE are in the process of updating their guidance in the UK and it is possible that those with better hearing than the current candidates will...

One push of a button… and the acoustics in your listening room change to exactly what you want to hear

The acoustics of a room directly affect how well speech and other sound is heard and understood.

Do tonsillotomies have a higher revision rate than tonsillectomies?

Tonsillotomies have gained popular acceptance in children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in recent years. Short-term advantages that have been shown in the literature include lower haemorrhage rates, shorter operation times and less pain. Evidence for long-term effects are sparse due...

Exciting advances in facial reanimation

Despite several techniques for reanimation after facial paralysis, the management of these patients continues to challenge us. This paper reviews advances in facial reanimation surgery, provides updates on the timing of intervention, modifications to the traditional gracilis muscle transfer, other...

The next generation in hearing protection is here...

Puretone is excited to be releasing the full DX Series of hearing protection, one of the most advanced hearing protections for shooters in the world.

Is major ear surgery financially viable?

It is difficult to ignore the present reality in the NHS that understanding clinical coding is perhaps of more relevance to the practising clinician than the human genome! Clinician engagement is becoming more essential to protect patient care and maximise...

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...

Prediction of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing thyroid or parathyroid surgery

Major postoperative adverse events in thyroid or parathyroid surgery are uncommon. Various authors have developed risk indices to identify physical deficits in patients undergoing elective surgery. The literature is less clear about patients undergoing thyroid or parathyroid surgery. In this...