Hearing loss and deafness affects one in six people in the UK. The loss can be temporary or permanent and can occur in both children and adults. Hearing loss can essentially be considered as a failure of sound signals to reach the brain. Otolaryngologist Mr Sean Blaney, tells us about the causes behind hearing loss and whether or not they can be reversed.
With the help of an endoscope, your doctor can send a tiny camera into your body to perform operations that were previously thought impossible. In previous articles we’ve looked at how everything from heart operations to knee replacements have benefitted from this technology. Today, we’re interviewing Mr Anthony Owa, celebrated ENT surgeon, about how the humble endoscope has revolutionised ear surgery.
Ever feel the sensation of having something stuck in your throat but not sure if anything is really there? Expert otolaryngologist Professor Martin Birchall explains the possible causes and whether stress or anxiety can cause swallowing problems.
Mr Santdeep Paun is a leading ENT (otolaryngology) surgeon who specialises in nasal and facial plastic surgery. He is based in a selection of well-known clinics across central London, including his clinics on Harley Street and at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. We spoke to Mr Santdeep Paun about why he chose to become a doctor and to become a specialist in ENT surgery.
Vestibular migraine is a condition in which you may experience repeated episodes of dizziness and vertigo. You may not necessarily experience headaches at the same time of these symptoms, however. Professor Owen Judd, a top ENT surgeon with a special interest in neurotology (disorders of the brain and ear), explains what vestibular migraine is and how it can be treated.
Opting to have rhinoplasty can be daunting but it doesn’t have to be. Expert ENT surgeon Mr Ibrahim Srouji explains how he guides his patients in ‘choosing’ their new nose, combining art, science and managing expectations for the desired outcome.
There's a reason it's called the common cold - we catch it so often we rarely stop to wonder whether our blocked nose could be anything else. But it's important to understand the rarer causes of a blocked nose and get a diagnosis if you're suspicious, as award-winning consultant ENT surgeon Mr Raj Lakhani explains.
Glue ear is a build-up of liquid in the middle ear. Glue ear is so common that 8 out of 10 children will experience it and it usually affects children under the age of seven. Mr Sam Khemani, an experienced ENT surgeon, answers some FAQs on this common childhood health problem.
The adenoids are lumps of lymphoid tissue that sit at the back of the nose. They are present in childhood, but in most cases disappear by adulthood. They are part of the immune system and play a role in fighting infections, but sometimes they can cause more harm than good. Mr Julian Hamann, a top paediatric otolaryngologist, explains adenoid surgery in children and what parents can expect.
If you have a blocked nose that isn’t going away, it’s worth a visit to a specialist ENT surgeon. In this article award-winning otolaryngologist Mr Raj Lakhani explains how an ENT surgeon investigates and diagnoses a blocked nose, and what your treatment options might be.