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ESPO 2023 call for abstracts

"Science, clinicians and families – better together” is the theme of the 16th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, taking place in Liverpool, UK, 20–23 May 2023. The emphasis of the congress will be on how paediatric ORL...

Aids to Voice Diagnostics

Voice related complaints are common presentations in the ENT clinic and a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology is paramount in dealing with the complexities of voice disorders. With the advent of digital technological advances, most ENT units will...

The increasingly favourable outcomes from endoscopic endonasal approaches for the management of pituitary adenomas

Historically, pituitary tumours have been surgically managed with an open, transcranial approach. Although this approach still has its merits in large intracranial adenomas, technological advancement has allowed smaller tumours to be debulked via a transseptal microscopic technique. These days, the...

What is trendy?

This edition of Seminars in Hearing focused on the results from the MarkeTrak 2022. Now, the relevance to the UK market might be slight limited with some of the data but there are certainly a few interesting nuggets for our...

Stuttering and bullying - everyone’s business

This article emphasises that bullying (distinct from teasing- the former being defined as repeated actions intended as harmful, compared to good-natured interactions enjoyed by everyone) is an issue that can impact significantly on a child or young person’s ability to...

Training people with Parkinson’s disease and their partners to have better conversations

Parkinson’s disease is predominantly considered a motor disorder, impacting speech, particularly voice volume, amongst other physical functions. Language and cognitive difficulties, such as difficulties in word finding and social pragmatics are also a key feature of Parkinson’s disease. Given the...

Augmented reality – a quick overview of potential technology

Is that the optic nerve? Where is the carotid? Both questions you would prefer to know the answer to upfront. This article discusses if augmented reality can help us with surgical navigation around the skull base. Although endoscopic skull base...

Audiology in this issue...Connected Health in Audiology: The Future of Hearing Healthcare

Melanie Ferguson, PhD, Head of Audiological Science, National Acoustic Laboratories, Sydney, Australia. E: melanie.ferguson@nal.gov.au Twitter: @Mel_Ferguson1 Danielle Glista, PhD, Assistant Professor, The School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University; National Centre for Audiology, Western University,...

The art and science of acoustic ecology

Aki Pasoulas summarises the diverse forms and approaches of the relatively new and expanding area of acoustic ecology, a discipline that studies the relationship between living beings and their sonic environment. Sound Ecology emerged in the late 1960s through the...

Professional voice: the science and art of clinical care – Fourth Edition

The field of laryngology has vastly expanded over the last 30 years and this latest edition illustrates its continuing evolution. This three-volume edition has been updated and expanded with the addition of 20 new chapters, including paediatric voice disorders and...

Audiology in this issue... The Changing World of Computational Audiology

Deborah Vickers, PhD, Principal Research Fellow in Hearing & Deafness, University of Cambridge, UK. E: dav1000@cam.ac.ukTwitter: @SOUNDLabCam / @DebiVickers_ / @BEARS_CIwww-neurosciences.medschl.cam.ac.uk/sound-lab/ Lorenzo Picinali, Reader in Audio Experience Design, Imperial College London, UK. E: l.picinali@imperial.ac.uk ENT & Audiology News Jan/Feb 2022...

Hearing aids 2019: today’s technology

High-end or basic hearing aids: does the technology level make a difference? Catherine Palmer shares the current evidence base and suggests where hearing healthcare professionals can make the most impact. The most common complaint from individuals with mild-to-moderately severe hearing...