Education – Publications


Papers related to our work:

Audiology in Nepal, article for Global Audiology, author Anup Ghimire, MSc, 2021

Developing a specialist Ear Hospital and Community ear care service in a mixed urban and rural area of Nepal
Mike C F Smith FRCS

Public health Planning for hearing Impairment
Dr Daksha Patel

A cross-sectional evaluation of the validity of a smartphone otoscopy device in screening for ear disease in Nepal R. Mandavia, T. Lapa, M. Smith, M.F. Bhutta Clinical Otolaryngology 2018. 43(1) 31–38

Hearing impairment in otitis media with effusion: A cross-sectional study based in Pokhara, Nepal
Bagshaw R, Wall E, Dowswell G, Martin T, Smith M.
International Journal of Paediatric Otrhinolaryngology 2011. 75 (12). 1589-1593

Chronic suppurative otitis media in Nepal: ethnicity does not determine whether disease is associated with cholesteatoma or not Thornton D, Martin T, Amin P, Haque S, Wilson S, Smith M.
Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2011. 125(1). 22-26

Tinnitus Simulation (mp3 sound file)

Demons in my ear – Stories of ear disease in the Nepalese Himalaya Sandra Eisner. Audacity Article June 2018

Temporal Bone Dissection Manual Midlands Institute of Otorhinolaryngology, UK Mike C. F. Smith FRCS (Otol.)


Links to peer reviewed publications

Management of Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media and Otosclerosis in Developing Countries
Adam Master, Eric Wilkinson, Richard Wagner.
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2018;51(3):593-605

Global Hearing Loss Prevention
Clifford Scott Brown, Susan D. Emmett, Samantha Kleindienst Robler, Debara L. Tucci.
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2018 Jun;51(3):575-592.

Signing and belonging in Nepal Author: Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway Printer: Gallaudet University press Washington, DC 2016 ISBN 9781563686641

Helping Children Who Are Deaf – Hesperian 2004 Family and community support for children who do not hear well By Sandy Niemann, Devorah Greenstein and Darlena David

Chronic suppurative otitis media Burden of Illness and Management Options WHO 2004

Global hearing health care: new findings and perspectives Blake S Wilson, Debara L Tucci, Michael H Merson, Gerard M O’Donoghue.
The Lancet 2017. 390(10111), p 2503-2515

Survey of ENT services in Africa: need for a comprehensive intervention Johan J. Fagan and Marian Jacobs Global Health Action 2009. 2(1)

A randomised controlled trial of active chronic otitis media comparing courses of eardrops versus one-off topical treatments suitable for primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings. Loock JW.
Clinical Otolaryngology 2012. 37(4) 261-270


Anaesthesia for Middle Ear Surgery
(Tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, reconstruction)
Philippa Seal (Bristol), Becky Paris (Birmingham), Charlie Collins (Barnstable), Mike Smith (Worcester)

The ethnic distribution of chronic suppurative otitis media in Nepal
MCF Smith, D Thornton, TPC Martin, S Wilson

Prevalence of otitis media with effusion in primary school children in Pokhara, Nepal
Mr M Smith ENT surgeon, Mr T Martin ENT surgeon, P Amin, Medical student University of Birmingham, Prof S Wilson University Birmingham

The Prevalence of Otitis Media with Eusion in Secondary School Children in Nepal A Mark. University of Birmingham Medical School


The point prevalence of otitis media with effusion in secondary school children in Pokhara, Nepal: A cross-sectional study
Arpana Marks, University of Birmingham Medical School

Prevalence of otitis media with effusion amongst primary school children in Pokhara, Nepal
Elizabeth Wall BMedSci: University of Birmingham, UK
Richard Bagshaw BMedSci: University of Birmingham, UK
Tom Martin: FRCS (ORL-HNS): National Otology Fellow, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
George Dowswell pHD: Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
Michael Smith MB BS, FRCS, MRCS, LRCP, DLO: Worcester Royal Hospital, UK

The prevalence of hearing impairment in secondary school children with otitis media with effusion: A cross-sectional study in Pokhara, Nepal
A Paper in the style of Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Vineeta Matharu

Noise-induced hearing loss in the wood industry: A cross-sectional prevalence study based in Kaski District, Nepal
Regression Analysis
Tim Robinson


Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Metal Workers in Pokhara, Nepal
Josh Whittaker