Oct 6, 2022
For us to understand how the brain can adapt to a cochlear implant, Prof. Michael Dorman, PhD, explains the complex topics of tonotopicity and brain plasticity in simple words. He also describes how we can support the brain so there is a greater chance to optimize the hearing outcome.
Sep 29, 2022
From his research outcomes and clinical experience, Dr. Michael Canfarotta shares what the minimal angular of insertion of a CI electrode should be in order to optimize hearing outcomes.
Sep 22, 2022
Dr. Michael Canfarotta explains how, in the majority of cases, the cochlear implant program in his clinic can perform full electrode insertion with the longest commercial CI electrode in the field when the individualized measurement for each cochlear duct length was accounted for.
Sep 15, 2022
In this episode, Prof. Van de Heyning shares 3 harmful results which could occur when an electrode is inserted into the cochlea and how we can prevent it. He also discusses why straight electrodes are a suitable and preferable choice for robotic and CI surgery.
Sep 8, 2022
The differences between the two main types of cochlear implant electrode arrays are explained in this episode by Dr. Hans Thomeer. Specifically, how these two electrode designs and surgical approaches can affect translocation after the electrode insertion, and what might be a better option.