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The development of endoscopic sinus surgery – a meeting of three great minds

The story of the development of endoscopic sinus surgery is inextricably linked with the names of Stammberger, Messerklinger and Storz. Karl Storz’s daughter, Sybill Storz, tells us more. We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation of...

New ventilation technique FCV: improvement for patient, anaesthetist/intensivist and surgeon

Per-oral surgical access to the larynx can be hampered by the presence of an endotracheal tube. Various systems have been developed for tubeless ventilation, but these all carry a risk of aerosolisation of secretions with obvious inherent risks. We hear...

In conversation with British actress and NDCS Ambassador, Rachel Shenton

Rachel Shenton, is a passionate advocate for the Deaf community and people with hearing loss. In this interview she explains why hearing loss is an issue so close to her heart. Rachel Shenton, Actress; Ambassador for the National Deaf Children’s...

WHO calls for action from governments and their partners to stem the rise in hearing loss

Some 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss by 2050, according to new estimates released by the World Health Organization on the occasion of World Hearing Day on 3 March. Currently 466 million people worldwide suffer from disabling...

Hearing loss: a challenge in Uganda

The charity, Helping Uganda Schools (HUGS), started 25 years ago. It funds the building of schools and sponsors young adults to university level. Education empowers, enhances lives and gives prosperity to countries.

First ever World Report on Hearing

With less than three weeks to go, the countdown has begun to the launch of the first ever World Report on Hearing on World Hearing Day, 3 March 2021. Through the global launch of the report, WHO intends to reach,...

Are we making progress on tinnitus?

One of the aspects of tinnitus that drew me into it becoming a major theme of my clinical and research work was how little work had been done when I began to see patients in the mid 1980s. This struck...

The Marie & Jack Shapiro Prize Winner 2018 announced

The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has presented the prestigious industry award, the Marie & Jack Shapiro Prize, to two teams of tinnitus clinicians and researchers at the BTA's 25th Annual Conference in Birmingham, which was attended by audiologists, hearing professionals,...

1st Joint Meeting of IFOS and the Pan American Congress

The first IFOS Auditory Rehabilitation Course was organised by Professor Bernard Fraysse, President of the International Federation of Otolaryngological Societies (IFOS); Prof Milán Profant, Secretary General of IFOS; and Professor Héctor Ruiz, Regional Secretary for Central and South America of...

School-Based Audiology

I was interested to read this book which aims to cover the basics required for school based audiologists (or ‘educational audiologists’ as they are also known) working in the USA, as I had limited knowledge of this role. The role...

BTA Plug’em campaign – teaching young people how to enjoy live music safely

In today’s world of ever-increasing sound levels, the Plug’em campaign, run by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA), is highlighting the issue of tinnitus caused by loud music in people aged 16-25 years old. The purpose of the campaign is to...

Psychoacoustics: Perception of Normal and Impaired Hearing with Audiology Applications

The field of psychoacoustics and the practice of audiology have always been curious bedfellows. In the clinic, we commonly assess patients’ hearing ability through pure-tone detection, a classic psychoacoustical phenomenon, but just one of the many, many ways in which...