A Deaf Ear is Not a Dead Ear: Looking Inside the Cochlea With Prof. Helge Rask-Andersen

Prof. Rask-Andersen is a specialist in ENT & Audiology, an anatomist, and electron microscopist, and he is a senior Professor in experimental Otology at the Uppsala University and the Academic Hospital in Uppsala, Sweden. He currently runs the Research Department at the Academic Hospital.

In this article, Prof. Rask-Andersen explains the intricate functions of the cochlea and why structure preservation should be a priority for every cochlear implant surgery–even if there is no residual hearing. He shows why damage to the delicate cochlear structures can have such an adverse effect on the health of the underlying neural structures, and the impact this can have on outcomes with a cochlear implant.

Read more: https://blog.medel.pro/cochlear-structure-preservation-helge-rask-andersen/