March 2018

Mucopolysaccharidosis: Top 10 facts about the airway

By |March 16th, 2018|

Airway involvement in MPS can be multilevel and progressive.
In MPS 4 tracheal narrowing can happen due to disproportionate growth between the trachea and the skeleton.
In MPS 1 & 2 airway compromise can result from the collection of GAG deposits in the lining of the airway.
Airway obstruction in MPS can involve anywhere from […]

Lecture: ENT problems in children with Cleft Palate

By |March 16th, 2018|

Here’s the edited version- clinical images removed- of today’s lecture in Porto, Portugal.


Key Points: Facial Nerve Palsy in Children

By |March 16th, 2018|

Here’s are my key point slides for tomorrow’s lecture in Porto, Portugal. […]

Lecture at the British Paediatric Otolaryngology Course

By |March 15th, 2018|

Delighted to be lecturing at BPOC, London UK, with my colleague Neil Bateman from the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Manchester Children’s ENT Clinic.

Here’s my talk on Retraction Pockets and Eardrum Perforations! […]

Paediatric Cholesteatoma Lecture

By |March 14th, 2018|

Lecture from 7th ENT Study Day, Lancaster, UK.

This is my take on cholesteatoma in children. […]

February 2018

Audiology blog by Adam Walker: Making sense of OAEs, TEOAEs, DPOAEs & ABRs

By |February 27th, 2018|

Check out this blog from Adam Walker (Audiological Scientist) at Spire Manchester Hospital & Manchester Children’s ENT Clinic:

What is an Otoacoustic Emission (OAE)?

An OAE is essentially a measure of the function of the outer hair cells in the cochlea.  There are two methods of eliciting an OAE: […]

Parents- Audiology blob about hearing and hearing tests

By |February 23rd, 2018|

Adam Walker, Audiological Scientist

How do we hear?

Sound is actually vibration of air molecules, these air molecules are funnelled into our ear canal by our ‘external ear’ and they travel down the canal until they hit the eardrum.  This causes the eardrum to vibrate, which in turn causes the three little bones inside the ‘middle […]

Presentation: Acute Ear Pain in Children

By |February 13th, 2018|

Many thanks to Salford Primary Care Together and Spire Manchester Hospital for inviting me to lecture on Acute Ear Pain in Children […]

January 2018

OME blog 3: shared decision making and management strategies

By |January 27th, 2018|

In this third blog in the series about glue ear (OME) in children I will consider shared decision making, and management strategies in children with, and without, additional needs. Making the right decision for individual children with glue ear can be challenging, but is crucial if the potential negative impact upon childhood development is to be avoided. […]

Audiology blog: hearing aids & assistive hearing devices

By |January 26th, 2018|

Adam Walker, Audiological Scientist, Manchester, UK

What is a hearing aid?

A hearing aid is a device that amplifies sound according to the patients hearing levels to provide access to the frequencies at which the patient does not hear as well as they should. […]