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Virtual human speaker

The aim of the discussed study was to develop and evaluate a 3D virtual speaker that could use pre-recorded audio-material and possibly be used for audio-visual speech testing in the future. The authors developed the terminal-analogue method that allows to...

Virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE)

‘That’s a funny looking lesion on the larynx, it’s probably benign, but I should take a biopsy.’ Liz Ross and Ajith George discuss whether virtual chromoendoscopy will change this thought process. What are the origins and ENT applications? Traditional chromoendoscopy...

Virtual and augmented reality in surgery

Virtual reality (VR) is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be accessed using a virtual reality headset, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in this virtual world. Augmented reality (AR) systems layer virtual information over a live camera feed into...

Is virtual reality the future of vestibular rehabilitation?

The use of virtual reality (VR) in vestibular rehabilitation is gaining some popularity but availability is hampered by cost. One VR system in use in some centres is the Hybrid VR unit which incorporates motion trackers and force platforms. This...

Audiometry Training with Virtual Patients

Otis – the virtual patient is a simulation software that increases significantly quality and efficiency in audiologist training. Otis simulates different hearing defects so that audiometry can be practised without burdening patients. The software intelligently detects possible measurement errors. It...

COVID-19: UCT-Africa Virtual ENT transcends academic silos

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global catastrophe with far-reaching consequences felt across many fronts around the world. One such aspect is the training of the future generation of ENT surgeons. With routine elective activity curtailed, academic conferences cancelled, and...

Interacoustics gears up online training with new virtual events

Throughout the corona pandemic, Interacoustics has conducted numerous online training events to audiology and ENT professionals.

The BTA Virtual Conference

Nadia Donald, Hearing Therapist, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust; Doctoral Student, Aston University, UK. The first BTA (British Tinnitus Association) virtual conference took place on 5-9 October 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and proved to be...

Watch the AAO-HNSF 2020 virtual opening ceremony

The AAO-HNSF kicked off their meeting with their first-ever virtual opening ceremony on 13 September. Watch it here.

1st Core Trainees Virtual Temporal Bone Competition

Report by: Neil Killick, ST7 Otolaryngology; Rajesh Anmolsingh, ST5 Otolaryngology; Michael Chu, CT1 Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Candidate’s perspective As a first year core trainee, watching the otology consultant painstakingly instruct the registrar where to drill and where not...

The 12th Annual Royal Marsden Head & Neck Virtual Event: “Salvage treatment in head & neck cancer - when, why and how” (part 1)

This CPD accredited virtual event taking place over the course of 2days, aims to build on the successes of the last eleven years and will explore the treatment options available for recurrent cancer in the head and neck setting.