Prof. Henryk Skarzynski, M.D., Ph.D., is a worldwide known otosurgeon, expert in otorhinolaryngology, audiology and phoniatrics; currently – national consultant in otorhinolaryngology in Poland; former national and regional consultant in audiology and phoniatrics.
His innovative otosurgical methods are implemented in medical centers all over the world. First surgeon in Poland to perform cochlear implantation (1992), brainstem implantation (1998). He is the author of the program of the partial deafness treatment of patients with cochlear implants (PDT), that he implemented for the first time in the world in 2002 in an adult and in 2004 in a child. His method is considered a Polish specialty known as “Skarzynski’s method”. It has been implemented in many medical centers all over the world. For this purpose, prof. Skarzynski had developed a new type of safe electrode, which has been used in a new generation of cochlear implants. In 2003, he has introduced middle ear implants and several dozen of new clinical procedures in Poland.
Prof. Skarzynski’s activity has contributed to the dynamic development of the field of hearing implants, otosurgery and audiology in Poland and in the world. He was an initiator and organizer of the second in Europe Center for Deaf and Hearing Impaired People “Cochlear Center”(est. 1993), and then of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing (est. 1996), the International Center of Hearing and Speech (est. 2003) and the World Hearing Center (est. 2012). Due to the activities performed by prof. H. Skarzynski and the team of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing during last 20 years, Poland is in the world’s lead of the countries which realize hearing screening programs in children of different ages.