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July to December 2014
Happy Holidays

Research prioritisation for mild/moderate hearing loss

The James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership are aiming to identify the top 10 unanswered questions in hearing loss research. To find out more, or contribute to the survey:

Survey deadline extended to the end of January 2015.


Shiny new reviews from Cochrane ENT

New Reviews
Stereotactic radiotherapy for vestibular schwannoma
Surgical versus medical interventions for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps
Surgical interventions for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

Updated Reviews
Radiotherapy versus open surgery versus endolaryngeal surgery (with or without laser) for early laryngeal squamous cell cancer
The Epley (canalith repositioning) manoeuvre for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Tonsillectomy or adenotonsillectomy versus non-surgical treatment for chronic/recurrent acute tonsillitis
Tonsillectomy for periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis syndrome (PFAPA)

Getting in touch


Jenny Bellorini, Managing Editor
Samantha Faulkner, Trial Search Co-ordinator
and Assistant ME


(+44)1865 231051/517604


@CochraneENT for the latest Cochrane training and events,

EBM resources, news on our latest reviews and much more.

We would love to hear what you think. Please let us know what you do and don't like to see: email Samantha Faulkner or tweet us @CochraneENT.
Evidently Cochrane

In July 2014 Evidently Cochrane (disseminating #CochraneEvidence from the UK Cochrane Centre), blogged about our recent hearing aid review. Read Sarah Chapman's (@SarahChapman30) personal experience with hearing loss put in the context of the evidence for supporting new hearing aid users.

Learning to love our hearing aids. The good, the bad, the ugly and the evidence

Evidently Cochrane does Advent

Throughout December check out the wonderfully entertaining and festive summaries of Cochrane Reviews from Evidently Cochrane:

Forthcoming events

Cochrane UK and Ireland Cochrane Symposium 2015
Advocating for Evidence
Dublin Ireland, 23rd and 24th April 2015

Forthcoming Cochrane workshops 2015
Developing a Cochrane Systemaic Review
14th-16th January
Baltimore, USA

RA1 - Beginning a Systematic Review Protocol
27th January
Oxford, UK

RA2 - The Methods section of the Protocol
28th January
Oxford, UK

RA3 - Analysis Methods for Systematic Reviews
11th February
Oxford, UK

RA4 - Advanced Topics in the Analysis and Reporting of Systemaic Reviews
12th February
Oxford, UK

The Nottingham Systematic Review Course
16th-19th June
Nottingham, UK

Cochrane Colloquium 2015
Vienna Austria, 3rd-7th October 2015

CRG Funding Acknowledgement: The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest single funder of the Cochrane Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Group.  

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health.

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