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Rhinoworld Chicago 2019

Report by: Peter Doble II, MD, PhD, Trinity Ear, Nose & Throat PC RhinoWorld 2019 was held in Chicago, 6-9 June 2019. The world’s foremost rhinologists met and discussed emerging concepts, reviewed treatments and proposed concepts over a wonderful five...

Prophylactic swallowing exercises in head and neck cancer

Clinicians working in head and neck cancer will be familiar with the increased interest in prophylactic swallowing exercises to reduce the devastating impact of dysphagia experienced by patients undergoing radiation or chemo-radiation therapy. This study from Denmark is one of...

BACO International 2021

BACO 2021 – The first virtual experience Edited by Sheneen Meghji, ENT ST7 registrar, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. With nearly 500 recordings submitted to BACO and more than 300 speakers and presenters, BACO 2021 was one of the biggest...

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...

3rd World Congress on Endoscopic Ear Surgery

Arun Iyer, Consultant ENT Specialist, Monklands Hospital, Lanarkshire, UK. This event was attended by nearly 500 delegates from all around the world. The opening ceremony started off with a tribute to the late David Pothier, President of the International Working...

BACO – the early years

The origins of the British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology (BACO) are indelibly intertwined in the mists of time with the foundation of the British Association of Otolaryngology (BAO). For further information on the latter I can only refer the interested...

IEM – no noise is good noise!

Whether you’re an active musician or a music-loving commuter, noise exposure via music is a very real concern. Musician, sound engineer and Puretone Sales Manager, Deke Frickey, looks at where the dangers lie and the best ways to overcome them....

The ear-brain connection in cochlear implant users: learning to listen again

While the cochlear implant (CI) has been a tremendous success in restoring hearing to deaf individuals, the implantation outcome still varies across CI users [1]. Some demographic factors, such as duration of deafness, and peripheral factors, such as electrode placement,...

In conversation with Professor Erwin Offeciers: The countdown to BACO 2015 continues

The countdown to BACO 2015 continues Scientific Programme Planner, Professor Shak Saeed, catches up with Keynote Speaker, Professor Erwin Offeciers, who talks about the vital balance between evidence-based medicine and experience-based knowledge. We hear he unwinds by playing piano and...

Audiology in this issue...Current Topics in Tinnitus

Prof David Baguley, PhD, MBA,Professor of Hearing Sciences, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, University of Nottingham; Division of Clinical Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham; Nottingham Audiology Services, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Nottingham, UK. E: David.Baguley@nottingham.ac.uk Twitter: @DrDavidBaguley Until...

Acoustic shock: definitions and clinical aspects

Acoustic shock, a previously little-known and poorly understood clinical entity, came to the public’s attention in 2019 due to a high-profile legal case of a musician at the Royal Opera House. In this fascinating article, Andrew Parker and William Parker...

Rhinology: what does the future hold?

David Kennedy surveys the past, the present and the future of rhinology practice and research. An evolution of understanding in rhinology The dramatic growth of clinical and translational research within the field of rhinology in recent years is illustrated by...