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WHO World Hearing Day 2021

By Robin Youngs, MD FRCS, Honorary Associate Professor, International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Celebrated every year on 3 March, World Hearing Day (WHD) raises awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing...

In conversation with AAA President, Jackie Clark

Jackie Clark, PhD, is a clinical audiologist, professor of audiology, and researcher. She is also the new President of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). While on an annual working trip to South Africa, Jackie answered a few questions about...

In conversation with Shelly Chadha

This year’s theme for World Hearing Day 2018 on 3 March is discussed by Shelly Chadha of the World Hearing Organization (WHO). She explains the importance of the event and how every hearing care professional can get involved and contribute...

Phineas Fletcher and The Purple Island

The Reverend Phineas Fletcher was a 17th century poet whose epic poem, The Purple Island describes the anatomy of the human body. Not only poets, but contemporary anatomists believed in two important concepts, correspondences and signatures. They thought that when...

International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS): its programmes and impact on head and neck cancer worldwide

In the first article of this edition, we introduce IFHNOS, which has created a major impact on the landscape of head and neck cancer treatment and education over the past quarter of a century by offering a global platform amongst...

The benefits of mindfulness for tinnitus

Mindfulness-based psychological therapy for tinnitus has, in recent times, been the subject of well-designed clinical research that demonstrated impressive benefits. Dr Liz Marks guides us through this field, and advocates for better access and availability of these techniques. Mindfulness can...

Audiology research: opportunities, career progression and leadership

A career in research can, at first glance, seem far removed from the clinical world of audiology but is that really the case? In this article Melanie Ferguson explains the role of translational research in bridging this gap, as well...

Head & Neck Section of Sylvester O'Halloran Surgical Scientific Symposium

Report By: Professor John Fenton The annual Head and Neck Section of the 26th Sylvester O Halloran Surgical Scientific meeting was held at the University of Limerick Medical School (UL-GEMS) on 2 March 2019. Unfortunately the 2018 conference had to...

Global Ambassadors Highlights of the Year

Audiology, Indian Subcontinent, Krishna Yerraguntla Over 466-million people live with disabling hearing loss and global costs of unaddressed hearing loss is 750-billion international dollars. Thus, to alleviate the impact of hearing loss on lives of people, The World Hearing Day...

Industry interaction with the ENT speciality

I was enormously grateful for the chance to articulate my personal thoughts on ‘the industry interaction with the ENT clinical community’. To set a context, the term ‘industry’ refers to medical technology manufacturers and suppliers, in addition to pharmaceutical companies....

Mentally and physically safe workplaces: the challenge of doctors’ well-being

Our ENT consultant colleague Eric Levi bravely tackles the very real elephant in the room of that stigma which is not really discussed until it is often too late. It takes courage to tackle a difficult topic like doctors’ mental...

Out of Africa: Audiovannah audiology clinic in Zimbabwe

Audiovannah reception area. In 2015 two Danish audiologists, Jenny Pedersen and Nicolai Pedersen, relocated to Zimbabwe and opened a full service audiology clinic (Audiovannah) in the capital city of Harare. The focus has been to give back as much as...