February 2021 – Vol. 40, No. 1
Kids ENT Health Month: For Your Patients | Out of Committee: Pediatric Otolaryngology | Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Children
Over the past 30 years, the growing popularity of amplified sound in portable music and gaming devices has made noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) a serious and growing public health issue.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Otolaryngology: Our Pathway to the Future
I am a fierce advocate of diversity, equity, and inclusion. I believe that every individual should have an opportunity to feel valued and to thrive.
Carol R. Bradford, MD, MS, AAO-HNS/F President
Strategic Priorities and Planning to Benefit Members and Your Patients
As we emerge from the pandemic and vaccination becomes widespread, otolaryngologists along with the entire medical community look forward to being able to provide the full spectrum of care they are used to furnishing.
James C. Denneny III, MD, AAO-HNS/F EVP/CEO
In Memoriam: Reginald F. Baugh, MD
Reginald F. Baugh, MD, dedicated his life’s work to advancing the field of otolaryngology.
#MakeOTOStronger: Become a Monthly Supporter of the 125 Strong Campaign
This year the AAO-HNS/F is celebrating its 125th anniversary as a specialty organization.
Advocacy in Action: Report of the AMA House of Delegates Special Meeting
The American Medical Association (AMA) held a virtual Special Meeting of the House of Delegates (HOD) from November 13-17, 2020, notably led by Speaker of the House, Bruce A. Scott, MD, an otolaryngologist.
Models of Otolaryngology Practice: Employment Dilemmas Stocked by COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has afflicted every person, every family, every medical practice, the entire healthcare industry, and the overall economic fabric of this nation and abroad.
Otolaryngology Discoveries Sharpened during the Call for Science
With the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience Call for Science behind us, I think warmly of colleagues around the country and the world calling, texting, and emailing each other, excited with new ideas for Expert Lectures and Panel Presentations
Out of Committee: Equilibrium | Vestibular and Balance Dysfunction in Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is the most common congenital sensory impairment, occurring in three out of every 1,000 live births.
From the Education Committees: Pediatric Otolaryngology in the Time of COVID-19
Initially we thought this pandemic would affect primarily adult patients, but it has become clear that it has had a significant impact on the practice of pediatric otolaryngology.
How to Create a Wellness Curriculum at Your Institution: Lessons Learned from the Graduate Medical Education Experience
Physician burnout is a well-established phenomenon pervasive throughout the medical community and is detrimental not only to physicians, but also to the patients they treat.
Climbing the Second Mountain: Introducing a Novel Resident Wellness Program
Our program similarly involves a reward system to encourage resident participation and progress toward their Second Mountain, but it differs in that it emphasizes the need to spend time outside of the hospital as a key component of the program.
Unequal Treatment: How to Move from Detecting to Understanding and Reducing Healthcare Disparities within Otolaryngology
Recently the coronavirus pandemic has illuminated long-standing social, economic, and health inequities in the United States.
Out of Committee: Sleep Disorders | Update on the Management of Mild OSA in Children
Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is still a relatively “young” field. It was not until the late 1990s that many of the sequelae of pediatric OSA, such as poor focus and behavior problems, became increasingly recognized and reported.
How to Write Like a Pro: Paper Sprints, Data, and Sparking Academic Productivity
Writing is hard. Taking an idea to fruition can be a lonely endeavor, littered with the skeletons of unfinished projects.
Each month AAO-HNS highlights memorable moments in the history of the Academy.
Call for Simulation Abstracts: Deadline March 1
Do you have an innovative simulator model or simulation activity that you would like to share with the otolaryngology community?
Humanitarian Travel Grant: Medical Mission in Mongolia
In May 2020 I traveled with the New York University (NYU) Department of Otolaryngology to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for a humanitarian mission.
NEW! Expert Consensus Statement: Pediatric Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy
The new Expert Consensus Statement (ECS): Pediatric Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) was published online in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery on January 5.
Education Opportunities in Pediatrics
Explore the OTO Source Pediatric Otolaryngology Unit to select from multiple educational tools.
World Hearing Day: Hearing Care for All
The World Health Organization founded World Hearing Day to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss and promote ear and hearing care throughout the world.
2021 Call for AAO-HNS/F Awards and Lectures Nominees
Online applications are being accepted for the Academy’s various recognitions of outstanding physicians, committees, and societies that have gone above and beyond this past year.
Call for IAB Chair-Elect Nominees
A 2021-2022 International Advisory Board IAB Chair-Elect will be elected at the AAO-HNSF 2021 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Los Angeles, California.
Is OTO in Your Future?
Is OTO in Your Future?, which was the AAO-HNS first student forum of 2021, introduced medical students to the field of otolaryngology.
Section Spotlight: Women In Otolaryngology | Mentorship and Networking in the Era of COVID-19
Each year during the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting, the WIO Leadership Development and Mentorship Committee hosts a networking event for members.
Spotlight: Humanitarian Efforts | David D. Nolen, MD
The Spotlight on Humanitarian Efforts recognizes AAO-HNS members who are contributing their time and expertise to otolaryngologic patient needs around the globe.
Pearls from your Peers: Gaining Business Acumen for Practice Development
Ashli O’Rourke, MD, is the director of laryngology and holds the Evelyn Trammell Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).