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Answers of Konstantin Nikiforov to questions asked by parents at the 17.06 webinar devoted to genetic aspects of deafness

During the webinar on June 17th, many parents who already have children with CIs, were concerned about the following: is it possible to predict the likelihood of having a deaf child in the future? There were other questions as well! They have been answered by Konstantin Nikiforov himself, in the posting below.

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Parents’ meeting: Konstantin Nikiforov, “Genetic reasons for deafness”, June 17th 2012

Aim of the meeting: meeting doctor Konstantin Nikiforov, head of the audiology office of Children’s Clinical Hospital, Simferopol, Ukraine, and discussing the genetic background of congenital hearing loss with specialists.

Agenda: the presentation of Konstantin Nikiforov
“Genetic reasons for deafness”.

To find out more about Mr. Nikiforov, please follow this link to his profile.

When: Sunday, June 17th 2012, 18:00 German time (20:00 Moscow time). The meeting will be recorded and published, open for comments of interested participants.

Where: live online (audio conference room) – join the meeting here.

(Having opened the link, enter your login and leave the password field empty. Launch the application and, if needed, update your Java software – you can get it here). In case of technical problems, please contact us on skype (a.slukhai). read more –>

Meet Global Experts Live Online: Hearing loss in babies – a neurodevelopmental emergency, Dimity Dornan, May 10th 2012

Aim of the meeting: within the framework of PORA – meeting with international expert, certified audio-verbal therapist Dimity Dornan to discuss the reasons, the treatment and rehabilitation of hearing impairment in newborns and infants.

Agenda: the presentation of Dr. Dimity Dornan “Hearing loss in babies – a neurological emergency”.

To find out more about Dimity Dornan, please follow this link to her profile. To find out more about audio-verbal therapy, please click here.

When:  May 10th 2012, 9.30 CET (Berlin time). The meeting will be recorded and published, open for comments of interested participants.

Where: live online (audio conference room) – join the meeting here. In case of technical problems, please contact us on skype (a.slukhai). read more –>

May 6th: Parents’ meeting live online “Highlights of the 31st World Audiology Congress in Moscow”

Aim of the meeting: becoming acquainted with cutting-edge tendencies in cochlear implantation and rehabilitation presented in the World Audiology Congress in Moscow (April 29-May 3).

Agenda: the presentation of Dr. Dr.h.c. Monika Lehnhardt on state-of-the-art experiences presented in the World Audiology Congress; Q and A and free discussion.

To find out more about Dr. Lehnhardt, please follow this link to her profile.

When: May 6th, 18:00 CET (Berlin time) = 20:00 Moscow time. The meeting will be recorded and published later in this blog.

Where: live online (audio conference room) – join the meeting here. (Info login & open testroom here). Entry into the conference room may require an update of Java software, if you need the newest version installed please follow this link. read more –>

Highlights of the XXXI World Congress of Audiology Moscow, April 29 – May 3, 2012

Summary of the World Congress of Audiology in Moscow by Monika Lehnhardt.

Day 1 was devoted to basic research

Biological and Genetic Basis for Hearing Loss

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