“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows”

Ralph Marston

Dear colleagues,

We have a very intense and exciting scientific autumn, with important ENT conferences. After the successful congress of the Romanian Society of Rhinology and the first congress of the Romanian Society of Audiology and Communication Pathology, the European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implantation (ESPCI) will follow, on 16-19 October, 2019.

It is a great honour for the Romanian medical world – especially for the ENT community – to host a conference of such magnitude and high scientific level.

The Romanian ENT journal ORL.ro joined ESPCI, and we have chosen for this issue original articles with another topic than otology, audiology or cochlear implant: the nose and its functions.

We hope you will find interesting and useful these clinical cases, and keep our journal after the ESPCI conference.

We welcome you all in the Romanian scientific community at the 14th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear 

Implantation, to find new ideas for future clinical and research activity, to discuss with MASTERS in cochlear implantation about our difficult cases and challenges. 

New topics are now the subject for discussion – congenital single-sided (SSD) deafness in newborns or small children, or acquired SSD in adults, most beneficial early audiological diagnostic protocols, novelty in programming, telemedicine, challenging rehabilitation, long-term processes and, of course, vestibular system awareness. All these will be addressed by outstanding lectors in instructional courses, round tables or hands-on labs.

The future of people with hearing loss is in our hands, and we should get the best form literature and scientific meetings.