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ENT & Audiology in this issue...Music

Music is a central part of many people’s lives, and ENT surgeons and audiologists frequently treat patients whose musical experience is affected by pathology. For September/October 2021, we explore a number of areas in which patients need the support of otologists, laryngologists, audiologists, and others.

Voices: In conversation with Nick Coleman

Nick Coleman is an author and journalist who has written for several national newspapers and music magazines. Following sudden unilateral deafness in 2007, he wrote The Train in the Night, which describes his experience of hearing loss, rehabilitation and what...

Retrieval of an aspirated voice prosthesis in the awake laryngectomised patient

In this article, the authors describe a simple and effective technique for extracting an aspirated voice prosthesis from within the tracheobronchial tree in the awake laryngectomised patient using the Ambu® aScopeTM 4 Broncho endoscope. Surgical voice restoration remains the dominant...

In conversation with Jayne Fletcher-Brander

What is the process to bring music to a Deaf audience and does it enhance the experience of the hearing viewers? In this interview, Deaf SingSong performer, Jayne Fletcher-Brander takes us through the journey of bringing a signed musical performance...

Preoperative risk factors: when do you need to refer to the haematologist?

It is essential that clinicians are able to identify and assess which patients are in the high risk category for bleeding during ENT surgery. A full history, including medications, herbal remedies taken, any other medical co-morbidities and family history of...

Aerosol research and performance

Is singing safe? This was a question asked around the world at the start of the pandemic in early 2020. Natalie Watson and Chris Orton tell us about a rapidly-convened research group that led to profound changes in UK Government...

BACO 2015: Meet the Key Brits

The triennial BACO is always a feast of academic and social activity – and BACO 2015 promises to be as busy as ever. We hear from three of the key British speakers who are making big contributions to this year’s...

2022 Hearing Technology Innovator Awards

Hearing Health & Technology Matters (HHTM), an online resource for hearing professionals and consumers with hearing loss, has announced a call for submissions for the third annual Hearing Technology Innovator Awards™. Through the annual awards programme, HHTM honours technological innovation...

1st World Congress of Paediatric ENT — In the 21st Century

Report by: Professor Ray Clarke, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK Some 2000 delegates from 60 countries gathered in Buenos Aires in April to share their experiences and expertise in paediatric otolaryngology. Congress President, Professor Tania Sih, has long had...

EAFPS (European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery) Annual Meeting 2019

Report by: Nadia Ashraf, Consultant ENT-Facial Plastic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, UK The 2019 annual conference of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) was held at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel, The Netherlands, organised by Dirk...

BAAP Hallpike Prize 2018

The Hallpike prize was first awarded in 2009, following the kind donation of Dr Jeremy Hallpike, Emeritus Neurologist from Adelaide, Australia, in honour of his father, Charles Skinner Hallpike. The prize is awarded annually for the best project of the...

What do animal models tell us about tinnitus and hyperacusis?

Do animals have tinnitus? The obvious question to ask is: do animals have tinnitus? It is known that tinnitus is a conscious percept and as such affected by attention and not audible during sleep. For it to be demonstrated that...