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CI science – Cochlear Implantation Knowledge

New insights into Meniere’s disease

Science Daily reports: In the most comprehensive study of Ménière’s Disease to date, researchers have been able to suggest what goes wrong in the body when people develop the disease, and provide an insight into factors that lead to its development. The analysis also showed that Ménière’s patients were more likely to suffer falls and …

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Majority of Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 study participants prefer the fully automatic SmartSound® iQ “SCAN” processing

A group of 30 experienced adult Cochlear™ Nucleus® 5 users has been converted to Cochlear Nucleus 6 Sound Processors. After three months experience with Nucleus 6, the group showed increased hearing performance in noise, preference for the automatic SCAN programme and a high level of satisfaction with the ease of use – in particular with …

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PORA! forum discussion on February 13th 2014: Topic ‘Acoustic Impedance Measurements: Theory and Clinical Applications’

We would like to cordially invite you for the first ‘Forum Discussion’ PORA webinar in 2014! Join us on: –> February 13th 2014, 16:00 Moscow time for experts working with hearing-impaired children, parents and other interested listeners Discussion with: MD, Prof. G.A. Tavartkiladze, Director and founder of the National Research Center for Audiology and Hearing …

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PORA! web seminar on January 30th 2014: Topic ‘Acoustic Impedance Measurements: Theory and Clinical Applications’

We would like to cordially invite you for the first ‘Meet the Expert’ PORA webinar in 2014! Join us on: –> January 30th 2014, 16:00 Moscow time for experts working with hearing-impaired children, parents and other interested listeners Lecturer: MD, Prof. G.A. Tavartkiladze, Director and founder of the National Research Center for Audiology and Hearing …

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PORA! Forum Discussion on October 24: ‘Functional Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System’

Join us on: –> October 24, 2013 at 4 p.m. (Moscow time) for professionals working with hearing impaired children, parents and other interested listeners Experts: Vigen Bakhshinyan and George Tavartkiladze. Basis of discussion: one of the modules of the QESWHIC course, ‘Functional Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System’ Please find the slides of the …

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PORA! Web Seminar on October 10: Topic ‘Functional Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory System’

Join us on: –> October 10, 2013 at 4 p.m. (Moscow time) for professionals working with hearing impaired children, parents and other interested listeners NOTE the change of day and time: from now on Thursday afternoon! Lecturer: M.D., Prof. George Tavartkiladze, Director and founder of the National Research Center for Audiology and Hearing Rehabilitation. Presentation: …

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The hypothesis proven scientifically

Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Lehnhardt: here I wanted to present a short summary which I had found in the renowned journal “Otology & Neurotology”. It is another research proving the hypothesis that the provision with a CI before 12 months of age provides better results in expressive speech than implantation between 12 and 18 months. …

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Rise of inner ear hair cells

“Very interesting article which clearly raises hope for all deaf people. Parents of deaf children, however, should not be tempted to wait with the decision to go ahead for Cochlear Implantation. Recent research has shown again that time is the crucial factor and children receiving their CI before the age of 1 year have the best …

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Topic: Genetics of Hearing Impairments – PORA ! Forum Discussion, April 14

Get familiar with recordings of the March 31st webinar: for experts; for parents. Forum Discussion with Tatyana Markova and Monika Lehnhardt: –>  April 14, 2013 at 6.00 – 7.30 p.m. (Moscow time) for therapists, professionals and interested experts –>  April 14, 2013 at 8.00 – 9.30 p.m. (Moscow time) for parents with hearing impaired/CI recipient children Participation: is open …

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Topic: Genetics of Hearing Disorders – PORA! Live Web Seminar, March 31

Meet the global expert: Dr. Tatyana Markova –>  March 31, 2013 at 6.00 – 7.30 p.m. (Moscow time) for therapists and other professionals working with hearing impaired children –>  March 31, 2013 at 8.00 – 9.30 p.m. (Moscow time) for parents with hearing impaired or deaf children Participation: please indicate planned participation in a comment to this post. Participation is …

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