During the 2nd Scientific Conference “Guidelines in Otorhinolaryngology, Audiology and Phoniatrics” under the auspices of the National Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, ass. prof. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński delivered a number of lectures. The conference was held on March 9-11 in Zakopane, and more than 500 specialists from all over the country took part in it.
The most popular lecture was the one delivered by ass. prof. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński, MD during the session:”Cochlear Implants”. The lecture was related to the latest developments in the use of new types of hearing implants and new ideas for treating hearing loss. Reports on first attempts at robotic implantation which were presented by ass. prof. Piotr H. Skarzynski, MD caused a vivid discussion.
Robotics is one of the new directions in medicine. The first two treatments using specially programmed robots are to be carried out at the Otosurgical Center in Berlin, ass. prof. Skarżyński announced. In the remainder of the lecture he referred to an attempt to stimulate the optical auditory nerve and regenerate impaired auditory cells in a cochlea using stem cells or piezoelectric prostheses. As repeatedly emphasized during the conference, the method of introducing the electrode through the round window, which was developed by prof. Henryk Skarżyński, is atraumatic and allows to preserve the existing structures of the inner ear.