Oticon Foundation Research Seminar, Tamaki Campus, Glen Innes, Auckland07 August 2012 | Auckland | Attachment: Seminar 7 August 2012 .docx (76.11 KB)
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The Section of Audiology and the Oticon Foundation Hearing Education Centre present:
Hearing Research Seminar
Middle Ear Surgery and Inner Ear Injury - Exploring the Associations
Dr Michael Bergin
Less than 1% of middle ear surgery patients wake with a dead ear post-operatively, however, over 30% have a permanent measurable sensorineural hearing loss when the most sensitive definition is applied. This loss is most evident in the Extended High Frequency (EHF) spectrum up to 16 kHz. This EHF hearing is important for temporal integration of sound and for understanding speech in background noise. The cause of post-operative injury is not clear in every case, but one hypothesis is that forces associated in manipulating middle ear structures are so grossly unphysiological that they injure the cochlea when transmitted down the ossicular chain. This seminar will discuss the evidence around SSNHL and middle ear surgery and our research which is exploring this concept by: measuring the forces applied during middle ear manipulations; determining which displacements of the stapes footplate are injurious in an animal model; and investigating potential interventions to protect the cochlea during middle ear surgery.
Dr Bergin is an Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery trainee who is currently undertaking PhD research. He graduated MBChB from the University of Otago in 2004 and completed a MMedSci (Surgery) thesis also through Otago in 2011. He was awarded the inaugural Sir Patrick Eisdell Moore Clinical Research Fellowship in support of his current research.
Date: Tuesday 7th August, 2012
Time: Drinks and Nibbles at 5pm. Seminar starts at 5.30pm.
Venue: Room 730.220, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus, 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes.
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