This book presents the revolutionary approach to the treatment of hearing loss proposed by professor Henryk Skarzynski and developed in collaboration with the group of internationally recognized experts on clinical and experimental otolaryngology, otosurgery and audiology. The authors present an in-depth look at different aspects of this comprehensive concept of treatment of partial and total deafness with hearing implants and discuss the approaches to diagnostics and patient selection, results in different groups of patients, the surgical technique and procedures. The book also covers audiological aspects, auditory training, patient's performance and psychology.
The book is a comprehensive review of the method of partial and total deafness treatment developed and introduced into clinical practice by prof. Henryk Skarzynski. The publication is noteworthy for presenting a multifaceted approach to the subject from related-science experts’ and clinicians’ point of view.
Table of Contents
1. The strategy of pre-operative functional hearing and inner ear structure preservation in various hearing disorders using auditory implants; Henryk Skarżyński
2. Audiological Aspects of the Partial Deafness Treatment Program Strategy; Artur Lorens
3. Intraoperative monitoring of hearing function preservation with electrocochleography (ECochG) in partial deafness treatment; Piotr H. Skarżyński
4. Genetic biomarkers of neuroplasticity in treatment of prelingual deafness applying cochlear implantation; Monika Matusiak, Henryk Skarżyński
5. Otosurgical techniques in application of various auditory implants; Henryk Skarżyński, Piotr H. Skarżyński
6. Hearing preservation classification; Henryk Skarżyński, Artur Lorens, Piotr H. Skarżyński
7. Overview of selected clinical material presented during "live surgery"; Piotr H. Skarżyński, Beata Dziendziel, Elżbieta Włodarczyk, Henryk Skarżyński
8. The role of glucocorticoids in hearing preservation in the Partial Deafness Treatment; Magdalena B. Skarżyńska
9. Otoneurological aspects of cochlear implantation in partial and total deafness; Magdalena Sosna
10. Diagnostic value of the functional magnetic resonance imaging method to assess brain function in patients with partial deafness; Tomasz Wolak, Katarzyna Cieśla
Biographies of lecturers and surgeons
Prof. Henryk Skarzynski, M.D., Ph.D., dr. h.c. multi, is a world-known otosurgeon, an expert in otorhinolaryngology, audiology and phoniatrics. National Specialist for Audiology and a National Consultant for Audiology and Phoniatrics, since 1994 and National Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology since 2011. The first surgeon in Poland to perform cochlear implantation (1992), brainstem implantation (1998) and middle ear implantation (2003). Professor Skarzynski performed over 200 thousand operations to improve hearing. Within 2 decades of his activity, Poland has become one of the leading countries that implemented and conduct hearing screening in children of various ages. The professor is an author and co-author of over 3200 scientific publications. He conducts extensive educational activity for students, doctors and specialists from Poland and abroad.
He was awarded the titles of Honorary Professor of Brigham Young University Provo, USA (1998) and the National Medical University "Nicolae Testemitanu" in Chisinau, Moldova (2013) as well as of the Institute of Mother and Child in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (2016); he was honoured with the title doctor honoris causa of Maria Grzegorzewska University (2011), Warsaw University (2012), Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin (2014).
Due to the Polish Presidency of the European Union Council, prof. Henryk Skarzynski has initiated and coordinated several activities within the project of "Equal opportunities for children with communication disorders in European countries". The final achievement of the Polish Presidency was the preparation of the "EU Council Conclusions on early detection and treatment of communication disorders in children, including the use of e-Health tools and innovative solutions" and its endorsement by the Member States, on December 2, 2011.
Professor Skarzynski is the organizer of domestic, international and continental scientific meetings, conferences, and he was the President of the high-level meetings among them 9th European Symposium on Paediatric Cochlear Implantation (ESPCI-2009), 10th European Federation of Audiology Societies Congress (EFAS-2011), XXV International Evoked Response Audiometry Study Group Biennial Symposium (2016), 1st World Tinnitus Congress (2018), 4th International Symposium on Otosclerosis and Stapes Surgery (2018), 35th Politzer Society Meeting (2019).
In 2022 he will preside over the 35th World Congress of Audiology to be organized in Warsaw, Poland.
Professor Henryk Skarzynski is also the author of the libretto for the "Broken Silence" musical which was premiered in September 2019 in Warsaw Chamber Opera, Warsaw, Poland.
Prof. Piotr H. Skarzynski, M.D., Ph.D., MSc, realizes scientific work in the World Hearing Center of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing and Institute of Sensory Organs. He is a member of numerous scientific societies. He participated in the 3rd Stakeholders Consultation meeting during which the World Hearing Forum of WHO was announced. He is a member of Consultant Committee of International Experts of CPAM-VBMS (for special invitation), an Honorary Member of ORL Danube Society, and a member of the Roster of Experts on Digital Health of WHO. He is also a Vice Chairman of Junior ERS (2010–2014), Member of Board (2014–2016), Member of Congress and Meeting Department of EAONO, Representative Board Member (till 2019) and Vice-President and Institutional Representative (since 2019) of IfSTeH, Regional Representative of Europe of ISA and Board Secretary of the Society of Otorhinolaryngologists, Phoniatrists and Audiologists. He is also a Vice-President of Hearing Group, a Member of Hearing Committee of AAO-HNS and an Auditor of EFAS. He is an active participant of many conferences – over 1838 presentations (116 as an Invited Speaker, 126 round tables, 128 courses as an Instructor), 934 publications (IF – 192,225, IC – 47702,90, scientific points of Ministry of Science and Higher Education – 10449). He also serves as a reviewer in 38 national and international scientific journals.