Dr. Astrid Magele, Austria

Dr. Astrid Magele started her training as ENT specialist in June 2007 at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Before that she finished her training as General Doctor in May 2007. She completed her residency in September 2011 at the University hospital in Innsbruck.

Now, since March 2013, she has been working as a specialist at the ENT department at the University clinic St.Poelten. Her interests are focused on Otology and Neurotology.

In addition to general surgeries in the ENT, she does mainly general ear surgeries, cochlear implantations, and implantations of bone conductive hearing aids (transcutaneous and percutaneous).

Since January 2015 she is the head of the “Hearing impaired program” of St.Poelten.

She is member of the Otology group of Prof. GM Sprinzl since June 2008. Her main research interests are in clinical trials in the field of hearing implants. She pays special interest to sound localization and speech perception in bilateral users. Another main topic is elderly patients suffering from presbyacusis, and quality of life studies from patients aided with hearing implants.

In addition, she works in the Neurotology team, focusing especially on the rehabilitation of patients with cochlear implants and also on vertigo in adults and children after implantation of CIs.

Personal Data:

Born on 16th May 1977 in Wolfsberg, Carinthia, Austria
Nationality – Austria

Academic Preparation:

Dissertation: Medical University Vienna, Department of heart and thoracic surgery, June 2003. Thesis: Survival in patients with non small cell lung cancer after induction therapy followed by surgical resection

Habilitation: Priv.Doz. University clinic Innsbruck, October 2016. Thesis: New indications in the hearing rehabilitation with hearing implants

Master of Business Administration, Health care Management, from the Faculty of Health and Medicine at the Danube University of Krems, November 2018. Thesis: Evaluation of quality and effectiveness from support groups for rare diseases at the example “Forum for Usher Syndrome”

Board Certification for General Medicine:

Austrian Medical society, May 2006

Board Certification for General Otorhinolaryngology:

Austrian Medical Society, September 2011

Employment history:

Scientific officer at a Rehab hospital (specializing in rheumatologic disease) 08-12/2003
Internship as a general practitioner at eh LKH Salzburg, Austria;
Medical University Innsbruck, Austria 01/2004-05/2007
Resident training, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria 06/2007-09/2011


Vocational school for preschool teachers, Klagenfurt, Austria 1991-1996
Study of medicine at the University of Vienna 1996-2003

Present work experience:

Scientific staff at various clinical trials
Co- Investigator in two Phase III Clinical studies
Several scientific presentations at diverse medical congresses on the basic of research work in the otology team
Tutor in educational programs for surgeons
Temporal bone Labs from Prof. Sprinzl, Innsbruck, Austria
Trainer at nurse’s training school, Innsbruck, Austria

Further Competences:

Surgical Training in Septoplasty and Functional –Aesthetic-Rhinoplasty, Ulm, Germany
Surgical Training in Endoscopic Nasal and Paranasal Sinus Surgery, Graz, Austria
Training as audiological Assistant, Hearing Implant Academy Med-El, Innsbruck, Austria
Training in Ultrasound / Abdomen / Neck, Salzburg, Austria
Practical training: Hospital Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, 2 months
Hospital Kibosho, Tanzania, Africa, 2 months

Current Research Interests:

Active Middle Ear Implants in Children
Active Middle Ear Implantation in Atretic Ears
Music Perception in Active Middle Ear Implant recipients
Long-term Results with the Glasionomer Cement as a Fixation of the FMT
Long-term Results of the bone conduction threshold after Active Middle Ear Implantation
A New Bone Conduction Hearing Device – The Vibrant Bonebridge
Cochlear Implants in Older Adults
New Fixation Method with the Concerto Pin Cochlear Implant
Active Middle Ear Implantation and intraoperative Measurements on     the animal model -sheep
Minimal invasive surgery for Cochlear Implantation in children


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