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20 03/2017

The II conference Guidelines in Otorhinolaryngology, Audiology and Phoniatrics organized by the Institute of Sensory Organs gathered in Zakopane over half a thousand experts and young professionals from all over Poland.

Guidelines in otorhinolaryngology, audiology and phoniatrics is the most important mid-year event for professionals in these fields. The Patronate of the National Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology – Professor Henryk Skarżyński guarantees its high substantive level.

The conference took place on 9-11 March 2017 at the Belvedere Hotel in Zakopane. Among 515 participants there were a number of great authorities of Polish medicine – the conference was attended by prof. Ireneusz Kantor, prof. Henryk Kaźmierczak, prof. Janusz Klatka, prof. Krzysztof Kochanek, prof. Wiesław Konopka, prof. Jerzy Kuczkowski, prof. Marek Kurkowski, prof. Grażyna Mielnik-Niedzielska, prof. Jurek Olszewski, prof. Wioletta Pietruszewska, prof. Paweł Stręk, ass. prof. Wojciech Kaźmierczak, dr Leszek Kłębukowski, dr hab. Artur Lorens, dr Jozef Mierzwiński, ass. prof. Artur Niedzielski, dr Paweł Poppe, ass. prof. Marcin Szymański and of course its honorary patron – Professor Henryk Skarżyński.

A total number of 129 lectures and reports and over 20 hours of practical workshops were prepared for the participants. The most popular ones were inaugural lectures, including the presentation by ass. prof. Agnieszka Szczepek from Charite Medical University in Berlin, dedicated to tinnitus. A wide range of listeners participated in a series of lectures and workshops on rehabilitation of patients after implantation, including issues related to sound processors and the lecture by ass. prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński devoted to the latest world reports on this subject.

The growing reputation of the conference resulted in wide interest of commercial exhibitors for whom, as always, a professional exhibition hall was prepared. The products, services and medical solutions were presented by: Ronest, Qpharma, Oticon, Medbryt, Phonak, Olympus, Tactica, Sinutronic, Solinea, Laboclinic, Axfarm, Polpharma, Medipage and GNP Magnusson Medical Apparatus.

The organizers of the conference were: The Institute of Sensory Organs, The Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing and The Society of Polish Otorhinolaryngologists, Phoniatrists and Audiologists. The co-organizer of the event was the Center of Hearing and Speech Medincus, and the media partner was The Practical Medicine Publishing House.

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21 02/2017

An interview for Practical Medicine about actions taken to raise awareness about tinnitus.

Due to the great interest in the issue of tinnitus, ass. prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński, MD gave an interview on this issue to Practical Medicine. It was a summary of the First Week of Knowledge about Tinnitus.

During the First Week of Knowledge about Tinnitus, which lasted from 6 till 12 February, there were numerous actions aimed at disseminating information on tinnitus.

Ass. prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński, the director of the Institute of Sensory Organs and scientific secretary of the International Tinnitus Seminar and First World Tinnitus Congress, emphasizes that this subject should be of interest to patients but also to doctors. The action on tinnitus takes a big leap and meets expectations and the needs of patients and doctors. Therefore a compendium of knowledge on tinnitus was published. This publication was prepared by the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing and the Institute of Sensory Organs. The compendium has also appeared in a paper version.

A detailed article on this subject can be found at the following link: https://otolaryngologia.mp.pl/aktualnosci/158879,rosnie-swiadomosc-problemu-szumow-usznych

31 01/2017

Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński gave presentation at the Congress on Auditory Processing in Primary Education

More than 200 professionals, including teachers, therapists, superintendents and educational staff members, participated in the Congress co-organised with the Olsztyn Board of Education. The event was organized under the honorary patronage of Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the First Lady of Poland. Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński delivered two presentations on Central Auditory Processing Disorders (CAPD) and the introduction of the Stimulator of Polymodal Sensory Perception (SPPS) and the Senses Examination Platform (PBZ).

The Congress is one of the most vital educational events in the first quarter of 2017 organised in a close cooperation between the Orzeł Biały Primary School No.18 in Olsztyn , the Olsztyn Board of Education and the Center of Hearing and Speech Medincus.

In his speech, Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński referred to the hearing screening programme in children from rural areas, which was implemented in 2015 and 2016. The programme has revealed that hearing loss may concern up to 20% of the first-graders from Warmia-Masuria Province. Subsequently, Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński described the fundamentals of ear anatomy and hearing physiology, bringing particular attention to the main threats to hearing capacity of children. The most important part of the presentation was devoted to CAPD, which is of interest to teachers and psychotherapists. These professionals are usually the first ones who both observe dangerous symptoms in a given child and who initiate the processes of the child’s hearing examination and subsequent therapy.

Additionally, Natalia Czajka from the Center of Hearing and Speech Medincus presented the Stimulator of Polymodal Sensory Perception and the Senses Examination Platform, general aspects of the two devices, as well as the principal aspects of therapy with the use of SPPS.

Ms. Ewa Łukasiewicz-Gołębiowska, the head of the Counselling Centre No.3 in Olsztyn, gave her speech on the new model for the implementation of counselling services (the original Polish title: ‘Nowy model organizowania pomocy psychologiczno –pedagogicznej’). Furthermore, Marzena Życzko, the principal of the Orzeł Biały Primary School No.18 in Olsztyn put forward the innovative idea of auditory-motor-cognitive exercises for any child (the original Polish name of her speech was ‘Słuchowo – ruchowo – umysłowa gimnastyka dla każdego smyka’).

Courtesy of GNP Magnusson and the Warmia-Masuria subsidiary of the Center of Hearing and Speech Medincus, the participants of the Congress had an opportunity to do a brief hearing examination.

Owing to the fact that the event attracted an avid interest, its organisers consider extending it Poland-wide, and discuss further collaboration.

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25 01/2017

Ass. prof. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński MD about modern methods of treating hearing loss during the congress in Dubai.

During the 4th International Conference of Otolaryngology, Audiology and Communication Disorders, held in January 2017, at the session devoted to otology, ass. prof. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński MD delivered presentations of four original works on new methods of hearing loss treatment.

The Emirate Congress of Otorhinolaryngology, Audiology and Communication Disorders has brought together specialists from more than 30 countries around the world. It consisted of 5 specialized workshops and 15 panels, during which about 300 lectures were delivered. In one of the panels on issues related to otology, ass. prof. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński MD presented four lectures which had great interest among the present participants.

In the first presentation there were introduced, the results of patients of different age, who according to the classification of deafness as proposed by Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, were included in the group of Electro-Natural Stimulation (PDT-ENS). Another work included the description of one of the most extensive materials in the world containing results of BAHA Attract patients. The third article outlined the results of patients with a Bonebridge implant system obtained during six months of rehabilitation. Last but not least was the evaluation of the latest couplers used during Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) implantation. Particular attention has been paid to the benefits of direct round window stimulation as an optimal surgical solution, taking into account the individual anatomy of the patient.

9 01/2017

Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński, M.D., Ph.D., MSc. has received the ‘Pracodawca Jutra’ (‘Employer of Tomorrow’) award for the Center of Hearing and Speech, Ltd.

The Center of Hearing and Speech, Ltd. was conferred an honorary distinction in the ‘Pracodawca Jutra’ contest organised by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.

The objective of the contest is to recognise those employers who take various measures to give good guidance and professional training to young people. Such important activities make it possible to identify the specific group of people who could potentially fit the personnel policy of a given company. Furthermore, it allows to unearth tallented and creative professionals as well as to provide them with adequate work-related training. At the same time, investments in recruitment processes can be minimised, because the ability to invest in human capital, especially in the young people is more important.

In the three previous editions organised thus far, 26 enterpreneurs running large, small and medium-sized businesses were awarded the ‘Pracodawca Jutra’ titles. Additionally, 5 companies received distinctions in the competition.

During the Grand Closing Gala on 6 December 2016, five companies were given the ‘Pracodawca Jutra’ titles, and other four received distinctions on being identified as good practice. In this year’s edition the prizes were handed by Patrycja Klarecka (the President of PARP), Nina Dobrzyńska (the Deputy President of PARP) and Paweł Chorąży (the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Economic Development). The honourable distinction for the Center of Hearing and Speech, Ltd. was handed to the company’s Managing Director and Board Member,  Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr Henryk Skarżyński, M.D., Ph.D., MSc. The Gala was led by journalist Wojciech Szeląg.

The ‘Pracodawca Jutra’ titles were awarded to the following companies Rafako Inc., Kronospan Szczecinek, Ltd.; Comarch Inc.; Euvic, Ltd. and Biuro Rachunkowe Biurex, Ltd. Sitech, Ltd., Man Bus, Ltd., Multiserwis, Ltd. and the Center of Hearing and Speech, Ltd. have received honourable distinctions.

6 10/2016

Interview with Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., Msc. in the latest edition of the „Życie Olsztyna” monthly

Ass. Prof. Dr. Peter H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., Msc. was interviewed by the “Życie Olsztyna” monthly magazine about the issues of hearing disorders and their treatment. For a more comprehensive report, see the article that can be found in the printed version of the “Nowe Życie Olsztyna”, No. 19 (190) 2016 or in its electronic version available online on: http://zycieolsztyna.pl/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NZO-100116.pdf

 

28 09/2016

Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., MSc. at the opening ceremony of another foreign subsidiary of Center of Hearing and Speech Medincus

Another foreign subsidiary of the Center of Hearing and Speech Medincus was opened on September 23, 2016. Its head office is located at 2/6 Tynaliyevoj Street in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The opening was preceded by a conference to mark the 55th anniversary of the National  Center of Mother and Child  in Bishkek. During the conference Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., MSc. was awarded a commemorative medal.

The opening ceremony hosted the authorities of the Center and the invited guests, as well as the most eminent specislists and consultants: otorhinolaryngologists, audiologists and phoniatricians. The guest of honour was Uzakbaev Kamchibek Askarbekovich – the Director of the National Centre of Mother and Child Care in Bishkek. Additionally, the event received private press and radio coverage.

The opening ceremony began with Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński’s speech followed by the traditional bandage-cut ceremony symbolizing the official opening of the unit.
As enclosed in the event  programme, the topics discussed included: recent activity of the Center of  Hearing and Speech, the chances and potential opportunities for patients opened by the presence of specialised facility in Bishkek. An essential part of the meeting presented the prospects for modern medicine, i.e. otolaryngology, audiology and phoniatrics, and chances for improvement in rehabilitation of hearing pathologies.

Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., PH.D., MSc. at the opening ceremony of another foreign subsidiary of the Center of Hearing and Speech Medincus

Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., PH.D., MSc. at the opening ceremony of another foreign subsidiary of the Center of Hearing and Speech Medincus

Video material presenting the opening of the unit also available on channel Канале ON1 on youtube.com

 

 

As reported by Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., MSc. – “From time to time we provide free-of-charge services as part of hearing screening programmes. These initiatives are aimed at school children, primarily. Our plan is to re-implement them in the future, as well. A programme of that kind allows us to examine about 200 children per day. In our country, we perform similar actions regularly and for free.”
The invitees were shown around the facility, and thus had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the modern compehensibly equipped surgeries. Furthermore, participants of the event were provided with live transmission of an ABR testing and a telefitting appointment, both of which were performed by the specialists from the Center for Hearing and Speech in Kajetany.

 

– “Our huge experience is what we have to our credit in particular. In Poland, we do the most of world’s hearing improvement operations which allow us to broaden our experience of treating patients with different medical conditions, even those most complex ones. The new Medincus subsidiary in Bishkek is equally well-equipped as are the other facilities in Poland. This enables doing high-quality medical examinations in a very short period of time “- said Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., PH.D., MSc.

Video material presenting the opening of the unit also available on channel Media Manas on youtube.com

28 09/2016

Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., MSc. received a gold medal at the 55th anniversary of the National Maternal and Child Health Centre in Bishkek.

dr hab. n. med. mgr zarz. Piotr H. Skarżyński otrzymał złoty medal z okazji 55-lecia Narodowego Instytutu Matki i Dziecka w Biszkeku

Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., PH.D., MSc was awarded a gold medal by Uzakbaev Kamchibek Askarbekovich, the Director of the National Maternal and Child Health Centre.

 

The 7th Congress of Pediatrics of CIS Countries ‘Child and Society: Problems of Helath, Development and Nutrition’ took place on 22-23 September 2016 in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)combined with the International Scientific Conference devoted to the 55 anniversary of the National Maternal and Child Health Centre, founded by the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyzstan Republic.
The conference had a session dedicated to the hearing problems among children and the ways of solving them. In his speech, Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., MSc gave a presentation entitled “Współczesne możliwości leczenia zaburzeń słuchu” (in English: “Modern treatment options for hearing disorders”).
During the Congress, Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., MSc received a gold medal on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the National Maternal and Child Health Centre. Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., MSc. takes an active part in the development of medicine and public awareness in Asian, African and Central European countries, as proclaimed by numerous international projects related to telemedicine and e-health (including teleconsultation, telerehabilitation and remote programming of hearing implant systems).

20 07/2016

Lecture on advances in implant induced treatment at the 2nd International Scientific Conference ‘Hearing Implants and Music’

On July 14, 2016 the International Scientific Conference ‘Hearing Implants and Music’ took place for the second time in Kajetany. The meeting congregates the prominent scientists, clinicians and patients with implants, including participants of the Cochlear Beats Festival.

One of the most important medical programs implemented in the World Hearing Center in Kajetany is the treatment of partial deafness. Ass. Prof. Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński M.D., Ph.D., MSc. discussed this topic during the conference.

Thanks to the preservation of residual hearing and combination of physiological and electric hearing we can ensure that patients receive music as naturally as possible.

Advances in implant technology and otosurgery have been making it possible to, firstly,  preserve postoperative residual hearing to an increasing extent, and, secondly, to broaden the range of treatment alternatives for people with partial deafness.
Nowadays, patients with normal hearing even up to 1500Hz can undergo cochlear implantation. The proper combination of physiological hearing with the electric hearing has allowed us to get a better perception of music, similar to the natural one.

Development in implantation has also been translating into better results in rehabilitation.
Thanks to the long-term observation of patients with cochlear implants in Kajetany we can can see the achievements in the treatment of hearing disorders obtained by using advances in science and medicine.

 

 

For more information see the latest issue of: Słyszę.