A study by the team from the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing recognized as the best at an international conference in the US

The study titled: “Cognitive Improvement after Cochlear Implantation in Older Adults with Severe or Profound Hearing Impairment: a Prospective, Longitudinal, Controlled, Multicenter Study,” co-authored by Henryk Skarżyński, Piotr H. Skarżyński and Weronika Świerniak from the World Hearing Centre of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, has been awarded at the CI2021 international conference – Cochlear Implants in Adults in Children. Cochlear Implantation: It Takes a Village.

The conference was organized in an online format; it took place from 28 April to 1 May 2021. The awards were handed out during the opening session on 29 April. It is worth noting that out of 350 submissions, only ten studies have been awarded, including the one from Poland. It demonstrates a high level of expertise, innovativeness, and potential of the findings presented by the Polish team.  

The team of the World Hearing Centre presented five studies at the conference. There were no other studies from Poland in the conference program and only a few from European centers. It is also worth highlighting that it was the only awarded study with Polish authors.

The conference “CI2021 – Cochlear Implants in Adults in Children” is a cyclic event bringing together distinguished specialists from around the world dealing with cochlear implants from a broad perspective. The World Hearing Centre of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing representatives have been participating in that meeting for many years, establishing and developing cooperation at the international level and promoting achievements of Polish medicine worldwide.