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Profiles – Cochlear Implantation Knowledge

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”

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Profile: Dr. Astrid Magele

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”

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Profile: Isabel Monteiro

Isabel obtained her  Certification of Clinical Competence in SLP (CCC) from the University of Aveiro. She then passed the  International Certification “Professional Training in Auditory Verbal Therapy” by WE Listen International, Inc., coordinated by Professor Warren Eastbrooks. Mrs. Monteiro has a Lectureship (as Adjunct Professor) at the Health School of the University of Aveiro. She …

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Profile: Pedro Bras

Pedro Bras da Silva from Porto in Portugal is a Speech and Language Pathologist since 2000, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Therapy from the School of Allied Health Technologies ,Polytechnic Institute of Oporto. Between 2000 and 2003 he worked in several private clinics with deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) children. …

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Profile: Andreas Vonier

1996 – 2001 education as deaf teacher, Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich 2001 – 2004 participation in research project investigating the situation of CI-implanted children of deaf parents at the LMU 2001 – 2004 work as speech therapist for children with hearing and speech impairment, Bavarian professional union of people with hearing and speech impairment 2004 …

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Profile: Claudia Bielefeld

Claudia Bielefeld was educated at the University of Cologne in hearing-impaired and special pedagogy. She graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s paper on ‘Phonological Awareness in Hearing-Impaired Children in Special Schools’. Between the commencement of her study in 2003 and 2015, when she completed the intensive course on sign language at the Stegen Education and …

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Profile: Cornelia Tsirigotis

Cornelia Tsirigotis is a speech and language pathologist, systemic family therapist, pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist and professional supervisor. From 1985 to 2010 she amassed her work experience at a competence center with a therapeutic emphasis on hearing and communication in Aachen. Particular focus was placed onto early intervention (since 1992) and the coordination of pediatric …

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