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Clinical, research, and development activities

2018 the first in Poland and fifth in the world implantation of a hearing implant type Cochlear OSIA OSI100
2017 the first in world middle ear implantation with Vibrant Soundbridge and LP-Coupler
2017 the first in Central and Eastern Europe cochlear implantation using HiRes Ultra device with the new straight electrode HiFocus SlimJ
2015 the first in Poland implantation of the new-generation cochlear implant named SYNCHRONY, which enables performing the MRI tests and tracing changes in the brain after the administration of acoustic and electric stimuli
2014 first in Poland implantation surgery using middle ear implant – MET
2013 first in Central and Eastern Europe implantation using Baha® 4 Attract System
1996 – 2012 author and co-author of over 100 various, new clinical procedures
2012 development of the new classification of partial deafness – after Skarżyński
2012 first evaluation of auditory pathway in partial deafness with the use of fMRI method
2012 first in Poland surgery of the implantation of pioneer hearing implant – Bonebridge – the beginning of the program for the treatment of congenital defects of an outer ear
2012 implementation of the newest system of middle ear implant – CODACS (one out of 5 first centers in the world)
2011 – 2012 publication and presentation of the newest complex method of partial deafness treatment (PDT) and of the first in the world PDT classification at international congresses in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand
2011 coordination of the activities regarding „Equal opportunities of children with communication disorders in the European countries” – the issue included in the health care priority for Polish presidency in the EU Council; as a result of these activities the “EU Council Conclusions on early detection and treatment of communication disorders in children, including the use of e-Health tools and innovative solutions”   was adopted on December 2, 2011, in Brussels
2011 initiation and bringing into adoption of the European Consensus Statement on Hearing, Vision and Speech Screening in Preschool and School-age Children,  and the European Consensus Statement on Hearing Screening in Preschool and School-age Children
2011 development and implementation of imagining and electrophysiological methods into examinations of patients with partial deafness
2011 development of the program of universal screening for early detection of hearing and speech disorders in school-age children
2010 establishment and implementation of first in the world National Network of Teleaudiology
2010 elaboration and implementation of the new classification of hearing damages and treatment of impairments of various kinds, with the use of electric and acoustic stimulation
2010 presentation of the first in the world scale of PDT (Partial Deafness Treatment) by Skarżyński
2009 presentation of the new concept of Partial Deafness Treatment
2009 presentation of the new SRA electrode and first in the world its implementation during the European Congress; first in Poland application of the system of the hearing aid and the implant of Hybryd type
2009 development of SPS-S system for sensory perception stimulation (Skarżyński method)
2009 co-author of the first in the world device for the evaluation of  hearing, speech and vision, used in screening programs, “Senses Examination Platform”
2009 implementation of the new electrode – for the first time in the world (Cochlear – SFA/CI-422 designed by Skarżyński)
2008 development of the first in the world system of permanent, remote supervision of functioning and ability of fitting of cochlear implants in patients, via internet – Telefitting
2008 development of a new on a global scale method of hearing defects treatment through direct stimulation of the round window membrane with the use of middle-ear implants
2008 leader of the team which performed first in the world bilateral brainstem implantation
2006 development and implementation of the new method using the direct stimulation of the round window membrane by middle-ear implant of the Vibrant type
2005 – 2006 development of the non-contact hearing aid for infants
2005 – 2006 development of the miniature audiometer for screening named „Kuba-AS”
2005 – 2006 elaboration of the method for ultrasound masking of tinnitus
2005 – 2006 elaboration and implementation of the program of partial deafness treatment with the cochlear implant – PDCI – in children and in adults
2005 development of the new device for universal hearing screening – Audiometr S
2005 co-author of the first integration of the implant and the hearing aid in one ear (Duet)
2004 27th September – first in the world surgery of a child with partial deafness (PDT-EC)
2004 elaboration and implementation, for the first time in the world, of the method of partial deafness treatment in children as and electric supplementation of normal hearing
2004 development of a new telemedical program: Home Rehabilitation Clinic
2003 first in Poland middle-ear implantation surgery
2002 12th July – first in the world cochlear implantation surgery in adult patient with partial deafness (as an electric supplementation of normal hearing at low frequencies (PDT-EC))
2002 development and implementation of Partial Deafness Program (PDT) in adults, according to the method of “Skarżyński’s 6 steps” using the path via the round window
2002 development of new diagnostic tools – Kuba-mikro Audiometer
2001 elaboration of new, novel methods for reconstructive surgery of middle-ear, with the use of alloplastic materials (glass ionomers)
2001 beginning of new forms of telemedicine – teleconsultations
2000 presentation of the 3-years results from observations of hearing residues preservation in children and adults (Antwerp – ESPCI, Berlin – EUFOS)
2000 co-author of first in the world hearing, vision and speech screening carried out via Internet
2000 co-author of original on a global scale program of universal hearing, speech and vision screening via Internet, and first epidemiological research on a such big scale
1999 – 2003 development of original on a global scale programs in the field of telemedicine “I can hear…”, “I can speak…”, “I can see,,,”, “Tinnintus” and tools and devices for the diagnostics and therapy of hearing, voice and speech disorders
1998 development of the early detection of hearing defects program in newborns
1998 implementation (in Poland) of total deafness and cancerous changes treatment program, with the application of brainstem implants
1997 implementation in Poland of a new program of hearing congenital defects treatment and of a new results’ classification – Skarżyński’s classification
1997 elaboration of the „Skarżyński’s scale” used for the evaluation of congenital defects of outer ear
1995 – 1998 launching in Poland of universal hearing screenings in newborns and infants – elaboration of the proceedings for the Ministry of Health
1995 implementation into the national medicine of the new materials – glass ionomers for reconstructive ear surgery
1994 organization of the program of hearing-aid fitting in small children with hearing defects (up to 2 years of age)
1994 organization and realization of the Program of Care over the People with Hearing Impairments in Poland
1993 elaboration, in Polish language, of the program for hearing rehabilitation after cochlear implantation
1992 implementation of the program of total deafness treatment with the use of cochlear implants, in Poland