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Endoscopic stapes surgery - pearls and pitfalls

Endoscopic ear surgery has gained popularity in recent years with wide panoramic visualisation of the operative field one of its key strengths. This article summarises the approach, set-up and outcomes of patients undergoing endoscopic stapes surgery. A key step during...

Dizzy Me: Light on Balance

This book is unlike any academic text I have read before. It was not at all what I was expecting; the book aspires to be a “handbook for doctors [and a] guide for patients” but certainly takes an innovative, if...

Is Dymista® useful for paediatric allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis (AR) affects up to 14.6% of the paediatric population. Whilst a recent Cochrane review has considered the evidence for intranasal corticosteroids as `weak and unreliable’ in paediatric AR, this product is a novel formulation combining Fluticasone and Azelastine...

In-office KTP laser excision of a vocal process granuloma

The KTP laser is increasingly being used in an outpatient setting – particularly in North America – to treat various laryngeal pathologies including papillomas, leukoplakia, dysplasia and vascular lesions. This article reports the use of the KTP laser in the...

65th Congress of Japan Audiological Society

By Yasue Uchida, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Aichi Medical University, Japan. The 65th Congress of Japan Audiological Society was held in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The Congress President was Dr Michihiko Sone, Professor of Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Nagoya...

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...

IFOS 2023

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO The last IFOS meeting was in 2017 in Paris… much has happened since then. To find out what’s in store, Declan Costello caught up with Dr Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand, President of...

Loss of smell after COVID-19: a view from the patient forums

Patient advocate, Chrissi Kelly, founder of AbScent, talks about how the pandemic has changed the way we think about smell loss. The high prevalence of chemosensory impairment as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has shone a much-needed spotlight on...

PEVoC14

The Pan-European Voice Conference is a multi-disciplinary event for professionals working with the human voice held every second year. PEVoC14 was postponed for one year as the regularity of conferences was attacked by COVID-19. Participants including voice scientists, physicians, speech-language...

Thoughts on war: von Clausewitz revisited

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall...

Changes in swallowing function after thyroidectomy

Evaluation of functional impact following thyroidectomy tends to be focused on voice quality. The aim of this study was to document early (seven days postoperatively) and late changes (60 days postop) in swallowing function after thyroidectomy. A preoperative naso-endoscopic evaluation...

The 81st Annual Otosclerosis Study Group Meeting

Report by: Professor John T McElveen, Carolina Ear & Hearing Clinic, Carolina Ear Research Institute The 81st Annual Otosclerosis Study Group Meeting was held on Saturday, September 14 at Brennan’s restaurant in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting was held one...