Cochlear learns much positive response at the ENT Congress in Freiburg with several product innovations and attractive information offers cochlear welcomed visitors of the 82nd annual meeting of the German society of Otolaryngology, head and neck surgery e. V., which took place from the 1st to 5th June in Freiburg. Focus on the new ideas of cochlear was this year the expanded portfolio of cochlear electrode carrier here in particular the new CI of the cochlear nucleus 422 electrode with slim half-band-straight electrode holder. -On the cochlear booth at the industrial exhibition accompanying the Conference, visitors could inform comprehensively. In a cochlear technology suite, the visitors also had the opportunity to complete a training program to listen implants insertion methods. Highlight of this year’s Congress activities of cochlear was the Platinum Symposium in the small house of the theater Freiburg, which was attended by approximately 250 participants. The event gave them an update on products and therapies by cochlear and a top-ranking Conference program.
So, Susan informed Arndt (Fribourg) on hearing rehabilitation of unilaterally deaf patient with a cochlear implant. Jay t. Rubinstein (Seattle, United States) devoted to initial results of providing the vestibular implant. And Thomas Lenarz (Hanover) spoke about the treatment of high-frequency deafness with listen sustaining cochlear implant surgery using hybrid-L & SRA electrode. Last but not least, cochlear offered listen miracle in Freiburg with the donation action”the Congress participants opportunity to an original, charitable commitment. All of them were invited to photograph their ears. A large pop art collage formed hundreds of ears photos at the time of the Congress. For each scanned ear, cochlear donated three euros. The action of 2000 EUR proceeds benefit now the educational and Advisory Centre for hearing in jetties, which requires urgent financial support for the construction of a new boarding school playground. For all of us, this year’s Congress was a “intense and prolific experience and also a great success”, so the conclusion of Thomas Topp, head of cochlear Germany GmbH & co.