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Audiology Workbook – Third Edition

The Audiology Workbook (third edition) is aimed at students completing an audiology degree. It is designed as an accompaniment to the authors’ textbook, but I feel it could be used as a standalone workbook for any student audiologist. It asks...

A spoonful of sugar… helps the operated sinuses calm down?

Ottoviano et al. present a prospective double-blinded RCT to assess the effect of a nasal gel containing silver sucrose octasulfate (Silsos Gel) on wound healing after endoscopic sinus surgery. The placebo used was a glycol gel. Thirty-four consecutive patients were...

In conversation with Rachel Shenton, writer and actress in The Silent Child

Rachel Shenton shares her recent Oscar achievement with us in this interview, along with her commitment to supporting those with hearing loss to be able to access the arts. She tells us also about her latest project… Rachel Shenton. Firstly...

Wellbeing – a Scandinavian perspective

The Swedish concept of ‘fika’ is a state of mind and can help to promote wellbeing in teams. But what is it, and how can it help? It is an interesting thought that being well is not the same as...

BAAP Hallpike Prize 2021

Read about the history of the Hallpike prize and about previous winners here. The Hallpike prize was first awarded by the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians in 2009, following the kind donation of Dr Jeremy Hallpike, Emeritus Neurologist from Adelaide,...

What can we tell about swallow physiology from a bedside clinical assessment?

Knowledge about swallowing physiology has greatly increased with the use of instrumental assessments such as videofluoroscopy (VFS). The authors of this paper performed an analysis of data obtained from 60 stroke patients who were assessed via a clinical swallow examination...

Possibility of noise induced hearing loss during middle ear suction for secretory otitis media

Emission of high intensity sound is dangerous to the cochlea and can result in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Removal of middle ear fluid is common in everyday practice and the possibility of inducing NIHL is seldom considered and not...

From the editor SepOct 2021

As the pandemic evolves, the world seems to be divided into those countries that are fortunate enough to have good vaccine coverage and, hence, are able to open up their societies; and those who do not have an adequate vaccine roll-out and are having to live with significant restrictions or high levels of prevalent disease.

‘Bare below the elbows’

So it has finally happened. I have reached that stage of reactionary bewilderment known as middle age. As well having my finger nowhere near the pulse of contemporary culture, I am finding the siren charms of BBC Radio 2 and...

Patron saints of the ear

We all know that ear symptoms include hearing loss, vertigo, tinnitus and otalgia, but did you know there are patron saints for all these symptoms? John Riddington Young shares an overview of the patron saints of the ear, inspired by...

Screening: evaluating the outcomes of early intervention

Newborn hearing screening is now the accepted standard of care in several countries, and is becoming increasingly more established worldwide. White [1] reported eight countries screening over 90% of newborns, ten screening between 25-89% of births and a further 54...

Winner of the First Heinz Stammberger Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Middle East Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (MEAO-HNS) is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural 2019 ‘Heinz Stammberger Award for Excellence in Teaching’. This year’s winner is Professor Shahed Quraishi OBE. He has been selected based...