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Hearing aid outcomes in older adults: what and when to measure

What matters to older adults when purchasing a hearing aid? Larry Humes explores the domains that should be measured for this key group. This article identifies key domains of hearing aid outcome in older adults. Increasingly, third-party payers and private-pay...

Hearing Assistive and Access Technology

Authored by audiologists, the book primarily discusses a range of hearing assistive and access technologies (both old and new), and outlines how each device works, which scenarios it is best suited to, and its limitations. Divided into four sections, the...

Building partnerships for person-centred care

The Ida Institute are a renowned organisation that develops tools, materials and resources to help hearing care professionals integrate person-centred care into clinical practice. Lise Lotte Bundesen has been at the helm of this organisation since its inception; in this...

INDO-UK Head & Neck Cancer Update 2019

Report by: Dr Ruchima Dham, Senior Clinical Fellow, Madras ENT Research Foundation (MERF). The first Indo-UK Head and Neck Cancer Update was held in Chennai, India in conjunction with World Head and Neck Cancer Day. The theme of the meeting...

mHealth technologies empower users of hearing healthcare

The opportunities provided by mhealth technologies to personalise and encourage user involvement in hearing healthcare has many benefits for adults with hearing loss. Melanie Ferguson explains how mhealth can empower hearing aid users. Connected health is likely to transform hearing...

EBM and ENT: In conversation with Martin Burton

As part of our new Evidence-Based Medicine section, we’re honoured to feature an interview with Professor Martin Burton, Director of the UK Cochrane Centre. Professor Burton is Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Oxford and Consultant Otolaryngologist at Oxford...

In conversation with De Wet Swanepoel, President of the International Society of Audiology

Gareth Smith caught up with the new President of the International Society of Audiology, De Wet Swanepoel, about the aims of the society, the upcoming World Congress of Audiology and the current state of hearing healthcare in Africa. De Wet...

Evidence-based hospital management of epistaxis

Epistaxis is the most common presentation to acute ENT services in the UK. However, there are currently no nationally accepted guidelines for its management. The British Rhinological Society, ENT UK and INTEGRATE (The National ENT Trainee Research Network) are working...

ENT Training: a Singapore perspective

I recently had the opportunity to participate in a week’s observation with Associate Prof Thomas Loh, a head and neck surgeon with a special interest in nasopharyngeal carcinoma at the National University Hospital of Singapore (NUHS). What was striking from...

The Airway Intervention Registry: Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis (AIR: RRP) data collection

Laryngeal papillomatosis remains a frustratingly difficult condition to treat. Adam Donne and Steven Powell tells us about a collaborative project aiming to enhance patient care. The first UK Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis registry opened in April 2018 through the AIR (Airway...

Why and how I enjoy the history of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS)

In the first article of this History of ENT edition, Albert Mudry explains why history is so intrinsically relevant to the practice of medicine and tells us how to use history as a foundation for the discovery of new ideas,...

Type 2 diabetes and BPPV

Previous research has shown an association between BPPV and certain medical conditions such as hypertension, hyperlipidaemia and type 1 diabetes. The authors in this retrospective observational study investigated the interaction between BPPV and type 2 diabetes by examining the ‘role...