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I can hear, I am free!

On the 20th of June 2014 a press breakfast „The Man and the Center of Freedom – I can hear, I am free” took place in the Foksal Press Center. It was aimed to disseminate knowledge and recall achievements of the team of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing within polish medicine in the previous 25 years. Prof....

25 years of free Poland – the Man and the Center of Freedom

On 16th July 1992, Prof Henryk Skarżyński performed, for the first time in Poland, a cochlear implantation in a deaf person. Since then, the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing provided its patients with more than 4 thousand auditory implants. Prof. Skarżyński, the man who gave the deaf a chance to return to the world of sounds, and...

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Prof. Henryk Skarzynski, M.D., Ph.D., dr. h.c.

Prof. Henryk Skarzynski, M.D., Ph.D., dr. h.c.

Prof. Henryk Skarzynski, M.D., Ph.D., dr. h.c., is a worldwide known otosurgeon, expert in otorhinolaryngology, audiology and phoniatrics; currently - national consultant in otorhinolaryngology in Poland; former national and regional consultant in audiology and phoniatrics.

His innovative otosurgical methods are implemented in medical centers allover the world. He was the first surgeon in Poland to perform cochlear implantation (1992) and brainstem implantation (1998). He is the author of the method of the treatment of partial deafness with cochlear implants (Partial Deafness Treatment PDT), that he implemented for the first time in the world in 2002 in an adult and in 2004 in a child. His method is considered a Polish specialty known as “Skarzynski’s method” and has been implemented in numerous cochlear implant centers. For the purpose of PDT Prof. Skarzynski developed a new type of safe electrode used in a new generation of cochlear implants. He introduced middle ear implants (2003) and several dozen new clinical procedures in Poland. Prof. Skarzynski’s activity contributed to the dynamic development of the field of hearing implants, otosurgery and audiology in Poland and in the world. He was an initiator and organizer of the second in Europe Center for Deaf and Hearing...

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