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History

1965
The Beginning!

Otolaryngology began, after its separation from Ophthalmology, as an autonomous Academic Department at Queen’s University, in 1965.  The two disciplines had previously shared both training and Certification by the Royal College of Surgery (Canada).  Dr David Rosen was the Head of Ophthalmology (including Otolaryngology) at that time.

1968
First Department Head

Dr. Malcom Williams appointed as first Head of Otolaryngology.

1969
Audiology

 

With the assistance of the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, and a Grant of $18,500.00 to build an Audiology suite, was received almost immediately.  Space was allocated for an up-to-date sound-proof unit, audiometers, and an office, in the Bawden Wing, whilst an Ear, Nose and Throat clinic with a small waiting-room was set up in the Empire wing.  Mrs. Muriel Laird was hired and trained first as an Audiological, and then as a Vestibular technician, with the introduction of Electronystagmography and other balance testing.

1972
New Location at Kingston General Hospital

 

The Nickle Wing at KGH became available to house its whole Administrative and Clinical care functions (Inpatient and Ambulatory).  The roles of Speech Pathology, and particularly Audiology, continued to evolve rapidly, especially with the appointments of Audiologists Marie Heinzman and Paula Varette-Cerre.

1976
Outreach Program

Saw the first visit to Moosefactory with Dr. Williams 

First visit to Moose Factory 1976

 

 

 

1978-Moosefactory, Dr. Malcolm Williams and Audiologist Paula Varette-Cerre

 

 

1980's
Moved to Hotel Dieu Hospital

 

The entire department of Otolaryngology including Audiology and Speech Language Pathology was relocated to Hotel Dieu Hospital in the Murray Building.

1985
New Department Head

Dr. Stephen Hall appointed as Head of Otolaryngology

1997
New Department Head

Dr. Andre Tan appointed as Head of Otolaryngology

 

 

 

2005 ENT Group Photo

2005 ENT Group Photo

 

2012
New Department Head

Dr. Russell Hollins appointed as Acting Head of Otolaryngology

2014
New Department Head

Dr. Russell Hollins appointed as Head of Otolaryngology

2015
Fundraising Kickoff for move to new space in Hotel Dieu Hospital

 

Celebrating a strong start of fundraising to relocate the Ear, Nose and Throat clinics from the Murray Building into the main building at Hotel Dieu Hospital.

Fundraising to move ENT to main building

2017
New Technology!-First Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implanted in Kingston

Celebrating new hearing aid technology with first bone anchored hearing aid implanted in July 21, 2016 –

 

 

Dr. Jason Beyea and
Emily Cooke.

 

2018
Music to our ears: New hearing device program formally approved