Eustachian tube course, Boston, USA

James Tysome was the invited guest lecturer at Endoscopic sinus, Eustachian tube and ear course the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA from 7-9 May 2018. 92 delegates from 19 countries attended the course with Mr Tysome presenting his research around redefining Eustachian tube dysfunction and how to measure it. He also taught delegates how to perform balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube in laboratory sessions.

Cambridge Otology Courses 2016 open for bookings, October 2016

8th Cambridge Advanced Otology Course – May 16-18, 2016

A three day dissection course focussing on the surgical management of chronic secretory otitis media and hearing rehabilitation. Dissection is supplemented by short video instructional sessions and round table discussions. The course is suitable for Senior Specialty Registrars and Consultants.

Cambridge Early Years Temporal Bone Courses - February 24, 25, July 12, 13, September 14, 15

These one-day courses are aimed at Core Surgical Trainees and Junior Specialty Registrars. They provide expert tuition in otological techniques using fresh frozen specimens & state of the art equipment. Topics include: Soft tissue surgical approaches, myringoplasty with fascia and cartilage harvest, supervised temporal bone dissection. For bookings contact Bianca Saunders +44 1223 586638

Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube introduced for Eustachian tube dysfunction, September 2015

James Tysome introduces a new treatment for Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) for self-pay patients. The inability to equalize pressure in the middle ear is present in 1% of adults and is known as ETD. The most common symptoms are a feeling of full or blocked ears, popping, clicking or discomfort. Until recently, we have not been able to offer patients any effective treatment for this frustrating problem. Balloon dilatation of the Eustachian tube is a promising treatment with positive improvement reported in 70-88% of patients.