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The future of head and neck cancer surgery

Neil Sharma paints an exciting picture of the future of head and neck surgery with nanobots and robot augmented humans – science fiction or reality? Time will tell. ‘May you live in interesting times’ reads the old Chinese curse. The...

“Oh Manchester is Wonderful”...And other chants you might hear from the football stands or at BACO

Chris Potter is a lad of the North West, and we see him here letting his bleach blond hair grow out to show us his Northern roots. When I was a lad, Manchester was a troubled city in apparent terminal...

Conspiring together: tinnitus and hearing loss

In this special feature, Nic Wray of the British Tinnitus Association and Zheng Yen Ng of The Ear Foundation present the results of their report into managing tinnitus for people with hearing loss. In September 2015, the British Tinnitus Association...

Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise

Our irrepressible Features Editor, Chris Potter, explores the limits of ignorance. I’m not sure about you, but I seem to exist in a sea of incompetence and ignorance, constantly surrounded by amateurish chumps and feckless underachievers. Now, a lesser man...

Allergy – what’s in a name?

Allergy is defined as an “abnormal immune reaction to an ordinarily harmless substance” [1], however the meaning of the word has taken many forms since its introduction in 1906 by Austrian Paediatrician and Immunologist, Clemens von Pirquet [2]. Combining his...

From the editor...MayJun19

Declan Costello, MA, MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS),Editor, ENT & Audiology News;Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, Berkshire, UK. E: d.costello@nhs.net Welcome There are few people in the specialty of ENT whose names become truly global, but Heinz Stammberger,...

2nd African Head and Neck Society (AfHNS) Annual Scientific Conference

in association with the 5th Otorhinolaryngology Society of Ghana meeting and Joint Meeting with the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS)

‘Bare below the elbows’

So it has finally happened. I have reached that stage of reactionary bewilderment known as middle age. As well having my finger nowhere near the pulse of contemporary culture, I am finding the siren charms of BBC Radio 2 and...

Will it ever happen?

Audiology is a rapidly evolving field, with many exciting developments on the horizon. David Baguley identified some topics of interest, and asked some international experts ‘will it ever happen?’ Gene therapy for deafness After years of development, gene therapy for...

Deaf Awareness Week

This year’s Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) is here. On the week of 14-20 May 2018, Action on Hearing Loss – as the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK – are raising awareness and challenging perceptions of...

World Hearing Day 2020

Dr Shelly Chadha, Dr Karen Reyes - World Health Organization ‘Hearing for life: don’t let hearing loss limit you’, is the theme for World Hearing Day 2020. Annually observed on 3 March, World Hearing Day is the largest global advocacy...

The seven ages of BACO

Chris Potter is a man whose prose style needs no introduction. Here, he gives us a poetic discourse on the different generations of attendees at BACO. Alfred, Lord Tennyson has washed his hair and can’t do anything with it. It’s...