Cochlear Science and Research Seminar on-line - Objective measures and surgical techniques

Cochlear Science and Research Seminar on-line - Objective measures and surgical techniques

This pre-recorded Cochlear Science and Research Seminar (CSRS) explores the latest developments in the field of cochlear implant surgery and the role of objective measures in guiding and monitoring the outcome of the surgical act. Distinguished scientists will share their latest experiences on how they make use of objective measures and surgical tools to avoid cochlear trauma, preserve residual hearing and optimize fitting.

This pre-recorded Webinar will include presentations, a polling session and an interactive panel discussion allowing participants to ask their questions. The details of the program are listed below.

Watch the recorded webinar here


Cochlear Introduction (10 mins) by Dr. Bart Volckaerts, Mechelen

Opening remarks, scope of the seminar and introduction of speakers (15 mins) by Prof. Andrzej Zarowski, Antwerp

Objective measures to characterize the electrical properties of the cochlea implant electrode array and the surrounding tissue (10 mins) by Prof. Ulrich Hoppe, Erlangen

Association Between Intra-Operative Cochlear Response Telemetry and Hearing Preservation (10 mins) by Prof. Frederic Venail, Montpellier

Robotic assisted insertion to reduce incidents during CI surgery (10 mins) by Prof. Yann Nguyen, Paris

Distance to Rosenthal’s Canal is a Predictor of Intraoperative Electrical Compound Action Potential Thresholds (10 mins) by Fergio Sismono, Antwerp

Facilitation and refractoriness of the electrically evoked compound action potential (10 mins) by PD Dr. Matthias Hey, Kiel

fNIRS - A prognostic tool for predicting functional outcomes after paediatric cochlear implantation (10 mins) by Prof. Doug Hartley, Nottingham

Panel Discussion “How to detect and avoid surgical trauma?” moderated by Prof. Andrzej Zarowski, Antwerp
- Electrode choice depending on pre-op assessment and other factors (tbd)
- ECochG and Fluoroscopy as quality control (Dr. Ralf Greisiger, Oslo)
- Fixation methods to avoid trauma (Prof. Manuel Manrique, Pamplona)

Conclusions and Q&A by the panel moderated by Prof. Andrzej Zarowski, Antwerp

Prof. Andrzej Zarowski (host of the seminar)