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The Human Ear Canal

If ever a book aptly lived up to its name, it would be ‘The Human Ear Canal’ by Dr Ballachandra. Not once straying from its path, this second edition aims to take the reader on a somewhat tangential tour of...

A One Day Symposium on Smell & Taste Disorders

A partnership between the University of East Anglia and Fifth Sense, the charity for people affected by smell and taste disorders, this all-day event highlighted the challenges faced by patients, the clinical management of smell and taste disorders and latest...

Tinnitus in middle-age: prevalence and incidence

Population-based studies of tinnitus provide crucial underpinning evidence which highlights the need for further research on the effective diagnosis and clinical management of this heterogenous condition. Furthermore, such studies provide evidence of the burden of this condition both on the...

The European TINNET COST Action BM1306

Winfried Schlee describes how a major European funding award is bringing together experts who are committed to collectively developing a better understanding of tinnitus. This work is vital if we are to pioneer effective treatments for the condition in its...

The evidence for various treatments of autoimmune ear disease

The difficulty with this disease entity is that it is a heterogeneous group of conditions affecting the ear and a widely accepted diagnostic criteria does not exist. It is therefore difficult to conduct a well controlled trial and this systematic...

Postoperative complications in OSA patients

This well researched meta-analysis describes the various complications obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) patients may acquire after surgery. These American reviewers found that OSA patients after non-upper airway operations, were more like to suffer (compared to non-OSA patients), from the following...

More than words: looking at all the evidence

Evidence based practice (EBP) is a three-pillared approach whereby information on the research evidence, factors relating to the patient and clinical experience are all considered to inform a care decision. Unfortunately, there is frequently very little research evidence to inform...

In conversation with Professor Charles Liberman

Just before I left Cambridge to work with the Hearing Sciences group in Nottingham, I spent a very happy hour alone in the company of Professor Charles Liberman, the Director of the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories based at the Massachusetts Eye and...

The Recurrent and Superior Laryngeal Nerves, 1st edition

Exactly 60 years after Dr William Rustad’s 47 page publication on the recurrent laryngeal nerve and thyroid surgery, Prof Gregory Randolph from Boston has edited a unique state-of–the-art review of the recurrent and laryngeal nerves for thyroid and parathyroid surgeons....

In conversation with Prof Nobuhiko Isshiki

A 90th birthday is definitely a landmark that should be observed and celebrated. Elisabeth Sjögren interviews this man who has been such a huge influence in the world of laryngology. Nobuhiko and Keiko in the cosmos field. Congratulations on your...

Hidden hearing loss in humans: cochlear synaptopathy is superseded by cognitive effects when listening to speech in noise

Elizabeth Beach presents an overview of the recent research being undertaken at the National Acoustic Laboratories on speech in noise and its relationship to cochlear synaptopathy. Our team at the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL) has been investigating hidden hearing loss...

Hearing Conservation: In Occupational, Recreational, Educational, and Home Settings (1st edition)

Hearing Conservation was released in September 2011 by Vishakha Rawool, Professor of Audiology at West Virginia University. The book is intended for audiologists, researchers and graduate level students, as well as other professionals working in the fields of hearing conservation...