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Training people with Parkinson’s disease and their partners to have better conversations

Parkinson’s disease is predominantly considered a motor disorder, impacting speech, particularly voice volume, amongst other physical functions. Language and cognitive difficulties, such as difficulties in word finding and social pragmatics are also a key feature of Parkinson’s disease. Given the...

ERS 2021

The ERS conference was finally able to be held face to face, and it was a pleasant surprise that it took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, with lovely sunny days and a venue by the sea. It was especially fitting for...

Self-Assessment of Hearing - Second Edition

As an audiologist, I am often reminded of the estimated number of hearing aids that end up in patients’ drawers, rather than in their ears. Although the reasons for non-compliance with amplification are numerous and complicated, the patients’ reported perspective...

A surgeon’s perspective on the challenges facing cochlear implantation in children

Cochlear implantation in children offers a different set of challenges and goals to adult practice. In this article, Iain Bruce, Professor of Paediatric Otolaryngology in Manchester, UK, explains some of the current clinical and research challenges in paediatric cochlear implantation,...

Unanswered questions in adult ototoxicity associated with platinum-based chemotherapy

Do the potential side-effects on hearing and tinnitus need to be a ‘necessary evil’ of platinum-based chemotherapy? How strong is our evidence base when offering advice to patients and fellow clinicians? David Baguley and his team from the University of...

Music, hearing, and education: from the lab to the classroom

Historically, research assessing the impact of musical training has focused on those children whose families are able to pay for private lessons. In this article however, Nina Kraus outlines the findings of one of her recent projects; assessing the impact...

Dr KJ Lee: From Penang to Presidency of the AAO-HNS… and beyond!

Anyone who’s ever stopped to wonder about the personalities behind well-known names in ENT will enjoy Keyu Liu’s article on Dr KJ Lee, rich with stories of his travels, inspirations, and personal philosophies, alongside his momentous achievements. If you’ve experienced...

The impact of hearing loss in children with Down syndrome

Hearing loss and language development Down syndrome (DS) usually arises due to trisomy 21 and is associated with intellectual disability and risks of developmental delays and difficulties, including hearing loss. Hearing loss is common in children with DS [1]. In...

Hearing Impairment and Hearing Disability – Towards a Paradigm Change in Hearing Services

I offered to review this book hoping to gain some helpful and insightful tips for an assignment that I have been working on. The title implies that the book will give practical tips and strategies for helping to deliver service...

ENT In this issue...Robotics in Head and Neck Surgery

Robotic surgery is here to stay. Within the specialty of otolaryngology, robotics has made headway across all of the subspecialties, although some advances may still be at the pre-clinical stage. The clinical applications are most acutely evident in the practice of head and neck cancer surgery, specifically transoral robotic surgery (TORS).

In conversation with Shusheng Gong and Shahed Quraishi on ENT Masterclass<sup>®</sup> China

ENT Masterclass® China was a landmark event that brought an international training resource to Beijing. Profs Shusheng Gong and Shahed Quraishi discuss the organisation of this event, the training pathway in China, and the setup of a typical ENT academic...

World Congress on Thyroid Cancer - June

In spring 2006, Jeremy Freeman and Jatin Shah met at the Annual Congress of the American College of Surgeons, held at the McCormick Center in Chicago. The discussion involved the need for a multidisciplinary gathering of teachers, clinicians, researchers and...