The ICIT Advanced Cochlear Implant Surgeons' Course (ASC) offers 14 weekly modules consisting of recorded lectures for convenient viewing anytime, self-correcting knowledge assessments, online discussion board, live web classes and a hands-on temporal bone lab.
The ASC is designed to add depth to the excellent training and experience provided in fellowship. Non-surgical topics that underpin cochlear implantation are emphasized along with advanced surgical techniques such as hearing preservation, adaptive cochleostomy, controlling the three critical electrode insertion vectors, ossification, dysplasia, and very young children.
To see excerpts from the surgical courses, watch the video below.
Expertise in mastoidectomy and facial recess as well a minimum of 3 cochlear implants completed as primary surgeon are required.
THE COMPLEAT CI SURGEON
1. History and Introduction to Cochlear Implantation
2. Applied Surgical Anatomy
3. Cochlea and Central Auditory System
4. Cochlear Implant Audiology for Surgeons
5. Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Auditory Neuropathy & Deficient Cochlear Nerve
6. Imaging: Cochlea & Temporal Bone
7. Cochlear Implant Candidacy
8. Deaf Culture, Ethical Considerations, Meningitis
9. Cochlear Implant Electronics & Signal Processing
10. Bilateral Cochlear Implants, Tinnitus & Single Sided Deafness
11. Incision & Fixation, Avoiding device migration and dural injury
12. Mastoidectomy, Facial Recess, Extended Facial Recess, Promontory
13. Adaptive Cochleostomy & Electrode Insertion for Hearing Conservation
14. Difficult Cases: Ossification, Dysplasia, Very Young Children, Device Failure, Reimplantation
Advanced Surgeons' Course Program Instructors
THOMAS J. BALKANY MD, FACS, FAAP, ASC COURSE DIRECTOR
Hotchkiss Professor and Chairman Emeritus
Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Advanced Surgeons' Course