35 episodes

This podcast is brought to you by The British Laryngological Association (BLA). With an overall interest in the development of laryngology (the management of airway, voice, and swallowing disorders and health promotion) we will discuss and explore pressing topics and issues with leading experts from across the globe. Gaining valuable insights, knowledge, and guidance, cutting through the noise to provide a clear voice!

A Clear Voice BLA Connections

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This podcast is brought to you by The British Laryngological Association (BLA). With an overall interest in the development of laryngology (the management of airway, voice, and swallowing disorders and health promotion) we will discuss and explore pressing topics and issues with leading experts from across the globe. Gaining valuable insights, knowledge, and guidance, cutting through the noise to provide a clear voice!

    The Cutting Edge Laryngology Conference 2024 with Chadwan Al Yaghchi

    The Cutting Edge Laryngology Conference 2024 with Chadwan Al Yaghchi

    Send us a Text Message.When it comes to exploring the vast field of laryngology, few events promise the depth and breadth of insight as the Cutting Edge Laryngology Conference—coming on 2-4 October 2024, showcasing the latest advances in our field. In this special episode of the podcast, Natalie meets with Honorary Treasurer of the BLA, Chadwan Al Yaghchi, to discuss the programme and the topics they are looking forward to hearing about: from Idiopathic subglottic stenosis to vocal cord ...

    • 14 min
    Navigating Laryngology Care in South Africa with Dr Andile Sibiya

    Navigating Laryngology Care in South Africa with Dr Andile Sibiya

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, host Natalie Watson speaks with ENT surgeon Dr Andile Sibiya about laryngology care in South Africa, and the unique challenges facing the population in terms of the size of the area and population, and the huge reliance on limited public health services.When Dr Sibiya first started in the province, she was tasked with re-strategising the entire ENT service. She spent a lot of time visiting different facilities to determine areas that were being underser...

    • 33 min
    Post-COVID effects on the larynx: an SLT perspective

    Post-COVID effects on the larynx: an SLT perspective

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, our host, Natalie Watson, invites Fiona Gillies, Emma Webber, and Sarah Wallace OBE, to discuss post-COVID effects on the larynx and the long COVID project run by the Royal College of Speech and Language therapists. The RC SLT project is led by a dedicated group of professionals working to create patient handbooks, fact sheets, and data collection tools. These resources aim to provide clinicians and patients with a deeper understanding of lon...

    • 42 min
    Exploring Chronic Cough with Prof Ahmed Geneid

    Exploring Chronic Cough with Prof Ahmed Geneid

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode, host Natalie Watson is joined by Professor Ahmed Geneid, head of the Phoniatrics Department, Helsinki University Hospital of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, to discuss chronic cough, a common issue in laryngology exploring the leading causes of chronic cough, including factors like asthma, smoking, pollutants, reflux, and ACE inhibitors. Professor Geneid shares his treatment approach, emphasising video endoscopy's importance in examinin...

    • 29 min
    Mr Declan Costello on Singing and Laryngology

    Mr Declan Costello on Singing and Laryngology

    Send us a Text Message.Have you ever considered the connection between singing and laryngology? In this episode, Declan Costello, a celebrated consultant ear, nose, and throat surgeon, ENT and Audiology News editor and current President of the British Laryngological Association, explores this topic with host Natalie Watson. With a background as a Choral Scholar at St John's College, Cambridge, Declan's passion for singing led him to become a specialist in voice disorders...

    • 19 min
    S5 Ep1: Handover of the BLA Presidency from Prof Guri Sandhu and Mr Declan Costello

    S5 Ep1: Handover of the BLA Presidency from Prof Guri Sandhu and Mr Declan Costello

    Send us a Text Message.Welcome to the first episode of series 5 of BLA Connections; A Clear Voice. In this episode, Natalie chats with the current President and Immediate President of the BLA, Mr Declan Costello and Prof Guri Sandhu.Prof Sandhu is a founding member of the BLA and immediate past President of the Laryngology & Rhinology section at the RSM. He is a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon at Imperial College and The Royal Brompton Hospitals in Lond...

    • 11 min

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