Special Issue Introduction
The Journal of Otology & Rhinology is a peer reviewed Hybrid Open Access Scholarly Journal that is distributed internationally.
Otolaryngology is a vast subject which deals with a wide variety of disorders, from communication disorders, allergies, and sinusitis to complex head and neck malignancies. With an aging population, health care of the elderly population is becoming increasingly important, but the importance of the older patient has been only partially recognized. In the textbooks of otolaryngology, a common section is devoted to the care of the elderly patient. However, the principles of geriatric medicine and issues of concern specific to geriatric otolaryngologic patients have not been widely applied. Furthermore, a significant portion of the literature dealing with geriatric issues in otolaryngology consists of case reports and uncontrolled case series.
Therefore to assess the current knowledge in geriatric otolaryngology and to define important areas for future development, The Journal of Otology & Rhinology has devoted its second Special Issue of the year to “Geriatric Otolaryngology”. The title is suggested by the Editorial Board Member of our Journal Dr. Jonas T. Johnson.
This Special Issue is intended to address various aspects of research on Geriatric Otolaryngology as well as highlight a few key areas such as
- Aid for the hearing impaired
- What’s new in the care of the frail with balance disorders?
- Strategies for end of life aid to patients with advanced, recurrent head and neck cancer
JOR invites the eminent scholars and experts in the field of Geriatric Otolaryngology to share their thoughts through their research works in the form of Original Research Articles, Reviews, Commentaries, Case Reports, Short Notes, Rapid and/ or Short Communications etc.