Professor Gerard M. O’Donoghue, ENTENGLAND

    Keynote Speaker

    Professor Gerard M. O’Donoghue, ENT
    Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre,
    Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, England

    Gerard O’Donoghue is Honorary Professor of Otology and Neurotology, University of Nottingham, the Research Lead (Cochlear implantation) and co-founder of the NIHR Nottingham Hearing BRU in 2008, and Consultant Neuro-Otologist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Queen’s Medical Centre with special interests in cochlear implantation and skull base surgery.

    He is also a council member at the British Association of Otolaryngologists and President-Elect of the Section of Otology, The Royal Society of Medicine, London. He has held a Hunterian Professorship at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is also a founding member of the European Academy of Otology and Neurotology. Professor O’Donoghue has delivered the Joseph Toynbee Memorial Lecture of the Royal Society of Medicine and was awarded an Honorary Professorship by the European Society of Pediatric Cochlear Implantation for outstanding contributions to the field.

    Title

    Cochlear Implant Innovation and Application to Clinical Practice: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

    Abstract

    Cochlear implants have revolutionized hearing for children and adults who are deaf and hard of hearing around the world. A brief review of the past and how that past informs the future, current clinical indicators for cochlear implantation and cochlear implant innovation on the horizon will be highlighted during this presentation.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of this session:

    • Learners will identify current clinical indicators for cochlear implantation.
    • Learners will describe the historical impact on the future of cochlear implantation as it relates to patient indicators.
    • Learners will understand the future direction of cochlear implants and their related application to clinical practice.
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