19th Anniversary of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing

The Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing was established on 9th January, 1996. On the Institute’s 19th anniversary we present the history of this place and its people. Today, in Kajetany near Warsaw, the World Hearing Center of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing runs its activity....

Surgical training workshop on cochlear implants the 18th Window Approach Workshop - 4th Surgical Foundation Course

On 24 and 25 November, 2014, in the World Hearing Center, took place the 18th surgical training workshop WAW – Window Approach Workshop, which was also the 4th Surgical Foundation Course organized in Kajetany. International group of participants included ear surgeons from France, Germany, Portugal, Denmark, Czech Republic, Romania,...


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

Prof. Henryk Skarzynski, M.D., Ph.D., dr. h.c. multi, 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 Impaired People “Cochlear Center” (1993), and then of the Institute of...