Ear, nose and throat
The Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty Group is one of 23
Specialty Groups which provide national networks
of topic-specific expertise. These groups are key to
the success of the CCRN. They work at both national
and local levels to ensure the successful delivery of
research within their specialties. This means ensuring
that studies are delivered to target and on time.
The Ear, Nose and Throat Specialty Group supports a UK portfolio of research into the diagnosis, treatment, management and therapy of ENT disorders. Its remit includes the normal development, function and diseases of the ear, nose and throat and related aspects of hearing, balance, smell and speech.
The Group’s portfolio includes studies on:
- Genetic factors involved in ENT diseases
- Treatment and management of voice problems
- Head and neck cancer research (in close liaison with the NIHR National Cancer Research Network)
- Multisensory pathologies and sensory interactions
- Brain plasticity, particularly with cochlear implants, hearing aids etc
- Management and treatment of olfactory problems
- ENT procedures and behaviour and the use of cognitive behavioural therapies
- Diseases of the throat and other oral problems
- The use of evoked responses in diagnosis and in threshold estimation.
- The nature of tinnitus and its management.
What we do
How we work with the life-sciences industry
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