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A quick and simple approach to correcting the deviated nasal septum

Nasal septal surgery is a very common procedure that we tend to learn as junior trainees. Most of us still find that we have a lot to learn with every deviated septum that we encounter. There is a range of...

Foreign object removal from the ear or nose

The range of nasal and aural foreign bodies that present to accident and emergency (A&E) departments, emergency rooms and minor injury units is limited only by the imagination. Aetiology and epidemiology statistics point to patients being predominantly children in the...

Endoscopic arytenoid abduction lateropexy for bilateral vocal cord paralysis in neonates

We are delighted to publish a further update on the use of the technique for vocal fold lateralisation in neonates from Laszlo Rovo and Shahram Madani, who have previously informed us of this new technique [1]. These cases are rare...

Targeted focal parathyroidectomy

Leanne Hamilton and Louise Clark describe their technique for helping to localise parathyoid adenomas. Surgically this can be difficult, so careful preoperative evaluation using imaging as described can help minimise difficulties intraoperatively when identifying the parathyroid adenoma. Preoperative imaging has...

Leaving an impression – OTOSCAN ear scanning solution

Every person has uniquely-shaped ears that continue to grow over time. Making an accurate reproduction of the ear is an important part of delivering a customised ear product. From the early 1950s, this was achieved using a paste which set...

2020 Unmasked: Hidden strengths and vulnerabilities laid bare - By Joseph Sinnott

Masks were everywhere in 2020. The most visible to stop the spread of COVID-19 but others concealed soon-to-be revealed strengths and weaknesses. In April 2020, the UK Prime Minister was taken to intensive care suffering with this new and frightening...

Teaching the art of cooking to a hearing impaired chef

Today catering is a hugely popular career choice for many people and there’s a new cookery competition or programme on our TV screens every week. But beyond the media glamour, the kitchen is a challenging and noisy working environment, in...

Laryngeal papillomatosis

Laryngeal papillomatosis remains one of the most frustrating conditions seen by laryngologists. Sam Majumdar gives us an overview of the current science and clinical practice. Human papilloma virus is a small (> 8kb) double stranded DNA virus with approximately 200...

The ear-brain connection: the role of cognition in neural speech processing

Audiologists and other hearing healthcare professionals have become increasingly interested in the importance of cognitive function in the assessment and management of hearing loss, especially in light of evidence suggesting a link between hearing loss and cognitive decline in older...

Lawrence Werth (19 October 1956 – 19 August 2014)

In August the audiology community was saddened to learn that Lawrence Werth (57), Chairman of PC Werth Ltd, London had passed away after a brave battle with skin cancer. A prolific contributor to this magazine over the years, he is...

In conversation with Ad Snik

Professor Ad Snik has spent a large portion of his career in hearing implantation and has seen novel devices come and go, some of great benefit to patients, others which haven’t produced expected results. In this interview, he talks to...

North of England Otolaryngology Society: Innovation Prize Award

By Robin Sebastian (University of Manchester), Joe Yapp (University of Manchester), Sadie Khwaja (University Hospital South Manchester) Surgical simulation provides an opportunity for trainees to practise procedures in a safe, controlled environment without risk to patients. Anatomical simulation is most...