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Scientific Program Thursday July 27, 2006

from 08.00

Registration, welcome coffee, exhibition

09.00

Opening

09.10

Session I - Bone conduction
Chairs:B. Hakansson, Göteborg; Sweden
M. Maassen, Tübingen; Germany

1.1

Keynote Lecture
Overview and recent advances in bone conduction physiology
S. Stenfelt, Göteborg; Sweden

1.2

Invited Paper
CSF jiggler - new insights into the mechanism of bone conduction
Th. Lenarz, Hannover; Germany

1.3

Invited Paper
The Bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) and elicited skull vibrations
M. Bance, O. Majdalewieh, R. van Wijhe, Halifax; Canada

10.00

Coffee break - visit of the exhibition - poster viewing

10.30

Session II - Middle ear pressure regulation
Chairs: S.N. Merchant, Boston; USA
R. Probst, Zurich; Switzerland

2.1

Keynote Lecture
Middle ear static pressure: measurement, regulation and effects on middle ear mechanics
J. Dirckx, Antwerp; Belgium

2.2

Ossicular motion during static pressure changes in the avian middle ear
R. Mills, J. Zhang, M. Zadrozniak, Edinburgh; Scotland

2.3

Direct measurements and monitoring of middle ear pressure
H. Jacobsen1, J. Dirckx2, M. Gaihede1, K. Tveterås1, Aalborg; Denmark1, Antwerp; Belgium2

2.4

Modeling middle ear pressure regulation
W. Doyle, Pittsburgh; USA

2.5

Indications of central regulation of middle ear pressure from pressure evoked brain potentials
S. Sami1, LG.Nielsen1, M. Gaihede1, AM. Drewes2, Aalborg; Denmark1,2

2.6

Biomechanical evaluation of eustachian tube function and its role in regulating middle ear pressures
SN. Ghadiali1, ED. Bell1, CM. Alper2, JD. Swarts2, CD. Bluestone2, Bethlehem1, Pittsburgh2; USA

2.7

Does mucosa perfusion determine the exchange rate of CO2 in the middle ear?
Y. Marcusohn1, JJ. Dirckx1, A. Ar2, Antwerp; Belgium1, Tel Aviv; Israel2

2.8

The ossicular chain contributes to the effects of static pressure on middle-ear sound conduction
JJ. Rosowski2, ML. Wood1, Boston; USA1,2

2.9

Subannular ventilation tubes in treatment of chronic tubal dysfunction - results in 85 consecutive cases.
MG. Jensen, H. Jacobsen, M. Gaihede, J. Rosborg, Aalborg; Denmark

12.30

Lunch break - visit of the exhibition - poster viewing

13.30

Session III - Diagnostic assessment of the middle ear
Chairs: W. Decraemer, Antwerp; Belgium
U. Willi, Zurich; Switzerland

3.1

Keynote Lecture
Recently developed measurement techniques and diagnostic apparatuses for the middle ear
H. Wada, Sendai; Japan

3.2

On the way to differentially diagnosing middle-ear and inner-ear disorders
D. Turcanu, E. Dalhoff, A. Gummer, Tübingen; Germany

3.3

Toward a further understanding of middle ear mechanism using otoreflectance
F. Zhao1, J. Dayalan2, R. Meredith3, N. Wotherspoon1, D. Keefe4,
Swansea; Wales1, Waterford; Ireland2, Singleton; Wales3, Omaha; USA4

3.4

Determination of the specific acoustic input impedance of the ear for diagnostic of middle ear transmission disorders
J. Rodriguez Jorge1, MM. Maassen1, W. Hemmert2, HP. Zenner1, Tübingen; Germany1, Infineon Technologies AG2

3.5

A new diagnostic apparatus for ossicular fixation: Evaluation of the usability through the measurements in human temporal bones and patients
T. Koike1, S. Hamanishi2, Y. Yuasa3, R. Yuasa3, T. Kobayashi4, HH. Nakajima5, W. Chien5, M. Ravicz5, SN. Merchant5, JJ. Rosowski5, RL. Goode6, H. Wada2, Tokyo1, Sendai2,3,4; Japan, Boston5, Stanford6; USA

3.6

Measurements of stapes velocity in live human ears
W. Chien2, JJ. Rosowski2, ME. Ravicz1, SN. Merchant2, Boston; USA1,2

3.7

Six years of experience with measurements of tympanic membrane velocity by laser Doppler vibrometry as a clinical diagnostic tool
SN. Merchant, HH. Nakajima, W. Chien, JJ. Rosowski, Boston; USA

3.8

Sources of variability in reflectance measurements on normal human ears
SE. Voss, NJ. Horton, RR. Woodbury, CA. Shea, Northampton; USA

3.9

Higher frequency variability in external ear resonance - why so much and can we improve poor functioning ears?
R. Goode, Stanford; USA

15.30

Coffee break - visit of the exhibition - poster viewing

16.00

Poster viewing and discussion in the poster exhibition

17.00

Session IV - Diagnostic assessment of the middle ear
Chairs: N. Dillier, Zurich; Switzerland
T. Zahnert, Dresden; Germany

4.1

Invited Paper
Closure of the ear canal opening and its effects on hearing tests
K. Gyo, T. Maetani, Matsuyama; Japan

4.2

Invited Paper
Estimation of stapes piston-motion with uni-directional measurements is prone to error
W. F. Decraemer, Antwerp; Belgium

4.3

Acoustic transmission properties of the eustachian tube
A. Khwaja, M. Bance, Halifax; Canada

4.4

Experimental investigations on the functional effect of ossicular joint fixation
C. Offergeld1, N. Lasurashvili2, M. Bornitz2, T. Beleites2, T. Zahnert2, Freiburg1, Dresden2; Germany

4.5

Postoperative tympanogram in tympanoplasty with thin section cartilage island
CS. Cho, JS. Lee, DS. Chang, MS. Choi, KY. Park, Daejeon; Korea

18.00

Welcome Reception

Scientific Program Friday July 28, 2006

08.00

Session V - Hearing mechanics in humans and animals
Chairs: J. J. Rosowski, Boston; USA
S. Puria, Stanford; USA

5.1

Keynote Lecture
Mechanics of hearing in other species
D. Robert, Bristol; UK

5.2

Invited Paper
The catenary principle of tympanic membrane function - time to put it to rest?
R. Goode, Stanford; USA

5.3

Do non-piston components contribute to scala vestibuli pressure behind the footplate in gerbil?
WF. Decraemer1, O. de la Rochefoucauld2, W. Dong2, EL. Olson2, SM. Khanna2, JJ. Dirckx1, Antwerp; Belgium1, New York; USA2

5.4

Mechanical excitation of complex stapes motion in guinea pigs
C. Breuninger
1, D. Sequeira2, A. Huber2, A. Eiber1, Stuttgart; Germany1, Zurich; Switzerland2

5.5

The effects of complex stapes motion on the response of the cochlea in guinea pigs
D. Sequeira1, C. Breuninger2, A. Eiber2, A. Huber1, Zurich; Switzerland1, Stuttgart; Germany2

5.6

Canal obliquity and stapes velocity transfer function
T. Maetani
1, S. Puria2, R. Goode2, Toon; Japan1, Stanford; USA2

5.7

Fresh tympanic membrane perforations heal without significant loss of strength
M. von Unge1, A. Rahman1, JJ. Dirckx2, M. Hultcrantz1, Västerås; Sweden1, Antwerp; Belgium2

5.8

Boost of transmission at the pedicle of the incus in the chinchilla middle ear
MA. Ruggero1, L. Robles2, AN. Temchin1, YH. Fan1, H. Cai1, Evanston; USA1, Santiago; Chile2

5.9

Equivalent noise levels generated by the rotating burr on the ossicular chain as measured by Laser Doppler Vibrometry: A temporal bone study
D. Jiang1, A. Bibas2, C. Santulli3, N. Donnelly1, G. Jeronimidis3,
A. Fitzgerald O' Connor1, London; UK1, Athens; Greece2, Reading; UK3

10.00

Coffee break - visit of the exhibition - poster viewing

10.30

Session VI - Surgical techniques
Chairs: R. Häusler, Berne; Switzerland
B. Weber, Zurich; Switzerland

6.1

Invited Paper
From imaging of the mastoid to robotic surgery: The ROBIN-Project
M. Maassen, Tübingen; Germany

6.2

Storage of the incus in the mastoid bowl for use as a columella in staged tympanoplasty
K. Gyo, T. Maetani, N. Hato, Y. Shinomori, Matsuyama; Japan

6.3

Incusinterposition: surgical highlights and audiological results
Ch. Röösli, A. Luiz de Ataide, Ch. Schlegel-Wagner, T. E. Linder, Lucerne; Switzerland

6.4

Tympanic membrane blunting: prevention and treatment
TL. Eby, Birmingham; USA

6.5

Preservation of the intact ossicular chain in cholesteatoma surgery
J. Hamilton, Gloucester; UK

6.6

Tympanoplasty today - an analysis of 11000 cases of reconstructive middle ear surgery - the Würzburg experience
J. Müller, F. Schön, St. Brill, J. Helms, R. Hagen, Würzburg; Germany

6.7

The efficacy of one-stage tympanoplasty with mastoid obliteration and a tympanoplasty by an endaural approach using ceramic prosthesis
KE. Hayashi, AT. Shinkawa, Hadano, Kanagawa; Japan

12.00

Lunch break - visit of the exhibition - poster viewing

12.15

Lunch Symposium Cochlear

Welcome and Introduction: J. Parker

Update on an investigational power driven stapes prostheses: DACS
R. Häusler, Berne; Switzerland

Initial results from the study entitled “CSF-Jiggler” that was performed at MHH
Th. Lenarz, Hannover; Germany

The history of bone conduction (BAHA). View of the future
B. Hakansson, Göteborg; Sweden

Results from a cohort of BAHA patients at MHH
Th. Lenarz, Hannover; Germany

BAHA in children
A. Tjellstöm, Göteborg, Sweden

Results from Single Seided Deafness Patients at Inselspital Bern managed with BAHA therapy
R. Häusler, Berne; Switzerland

13.30

Session VII - Modeling of middle ear mechanics
Chairs: H. Wada, Sendai; Japan
S. Stenfelt, Göteborg; Sweden

7.1

Keynote Lecture
The development and utility of quantitative models of middle-ear function
JJ. Rosowski, Boston; USA

7.2

“Conceptual design" of the human middle ear
H. Hudde, Bochum; Germany

7.3

Acoustic-structural coupled finite element analysis for sound transmission in human ear - middle ear transfer function
RZ. Gan1, T. Cheng1, MW. Wood2, Norman1, Oklahoma City2; USA

7.4

Effects of middle ear suspensory ligaments on acoustic-mechanical transmission in human ear
RZ. Gan1, T. Cheng1, D. Nakmali2, MW. Wood2, Norman1, Oklahoma City2; USA

7.5

A new model for training in tympanoplasty
G. Hofmann, M. Bornitz, N. Lasurashvili, H. Seidler, T. Zahnert, Dresden; Germany

7.6

Evaluation of laser vibrometry as diagnostic utility by means of a simulation model of the middle ear
M. Bornitz1, T. Zahnert1, HJ. Hardtke2, Dresden; Germany1,2

7.7

Imaging, physiology and biomechanics of the malleus-incus complex
JH. Sim, S. Puria, CR. Steele, Stanford; USA

7.8

Basilar membrane displacement with opened and occluded oval window and bone conduction
F. Böhnke1, A. Arnold2, T. Fawzy1, Munich; Germany1, Berne; Switzerland2

7.9

Linearity of the middle ear before and after reconstruction
O. Majdalawieh, M. Bance, R. van Wijhe, Halifax; Canada

15.30

Coffee break - visit of the exhibition - poster viewing

16.00

Round Table 1 - Surgical techniques: Principles and outcome
Moderator: H.-P. Zenner, Tübingen; Germany

Panelists: A. Eiber, Stuttgart; Germany
A. Fitzgerald O’Connor, London; UK
R. L. Goode, Stanford; USA
K.-B. Hüttenbrink, Cologne; Germany
S. N. Merchant, Boston; USA
R. Probst, Zurich; Switzerland

17.00

Session VIII - Implantable hearing aids
Chairs: A. Fitzgerald O’Connor, London; UK
H.-P. Zenner, Tübingen; Germany

8.1

Mechanical Problems in Human Hearing
A. Eiber, C. Breuninger, Stuttgart; Germany

8.2

The round window approach for MED-EL VSB in difficult-to-treat middle ear problems
V. Colletti, M. Carner, L. Colletti, L. Sacchetto, Verona; Italy

8.3

The transcanal approach for the Vibrant Soundbridge: the experience of the clinic in Pisa
L. Bruschini, Pisa; Italy

8.4

Vibrant Soundbridge clinical investigations: expanding indications for use
JM. Opie1, M. Huetter1, P. Grasso1, S. Labassi1, N. Giarbini1, N. Dillier2, A. Huber2, Innsbruck; Austria1, Zurich; Switzerland2

8.5

Bypassing insufficient sound transfer in the chronically disabled middle ear by an active/passive prosthesis
K.-B. Hüttenbrink1, TH. Zahnert2, M. Bornitz2, G. Hofmann2, Cologne1, Dresden2; Germany

19.30

Boat trip on the lake of Zurich

20.45

MEMRO Dinner (Restaurant Casino Lakeside)

Scientific Program Saturday July 29, 2006

08.00

Session IX - Prosthetic middle ear reconstruction
Chairs: M. Bance, Halifax; Canada
St. Schmid, Zurich; Switzerland

9.1

Keynote Lecture
From evolutionary principles to middle ear reconstruction: What can we learn from nature?
K.-B. Hüttenbrink, Cologne; Germany

9.2

Invited Paper
Coupling problems in middle ear reconstruction
T. Zahnert, Dresden; Germany

9.3

Induction of bone formation by titanium implants coated with immobilized recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in the rabbits petrous bone
A. Neumann1, M. Chatzinikolaidou2, C. Unkel1, S. Dazert3, HP. Jennissen2, K. Jahnke1, Duisburg-Essen1,2, Bochum3; Germany

9.4

Comparison of hydroxyapatite PORP efficacy in ossicular chain reconstruction with autograft incus
NE. Berjis, SA. Soheilipour, Isfahan; Iran

9.5

Initial experience with titanium MVP clip prosthesis
P.P. Singh, New Delhi; India

9.6

Development of a new clip-piston prosthesis for the stapes
G. Schimanski1, U. Steinhardt2, A. Eiber3, Luenen1, Dusslingen2, Stuttgart3; Germany

9.7

Partial ossicular reconstruction - experimental and clinical comparison of three different prostheses
N. Lasurashvili, M. Neudert, M. Bornitz, Z. Lavcheva, T. Zahnert, Dresden; Germany

9.8

Functional evaluation of middle ear prostheses
H. Mojallal3, M. Stieve3, C. Turck3, I. Krueger1, F. Dimpfel2, N. Witteck1, B. Süß1, P. Behrens1, P. Mueller2, T. Lenarz3, Hannover1,3, Braunschweig2; Germany

9.9

No more crimping in stapedotomy? A multicentre trial with the Nitinol stapes piston
GP. Rajan1, AM. Huber2, R. Blackham3, RH. Eikelboom3, MD. Atlas1, Perth; Australia1,3, Zurich; Switzerland2

10.00

Coffee break - visit of the exhibition - poster viewing

10.30

Session X - Implantable hearing aids
Chairs: K. Gyo, Matsuyama; Japan
Th. Linder, Lucerne; Switzerland

10.1

A new implantable middle ear hearing device for mixed hearing loss: A feasibility study in human temporal bones
G. Ball1, A. Huber2, Innsbruck; Austria1, Zurich; Switzerland2

10.2

On the Optimal Coupling of an Implantable Hearing Aid - Measurements and Simulations
A. Eiber
1
, C. Breuninger1, J. Rodriguez Jorge2, HP. Zenner2, MM. Maassen2, Stuttgart1, Tübingen2; Germany

10.3

Optimizing the coupling load for the Otologics middle ear transducer MET: intra operative measurements
J. Rodriguez Jorge, M. Pfister, R. Ciuman, HP. Zenner, MM. Maassen, Tübingen; Germany

10.4

Acoustical gain of a non-implantable electromagnetic hearing aid: Experiments using human temporal bones
S. Hamanishi1, T. Koike2, W. Chien3, ME. Ravicz3, SN. Merchant3, JJ. Rosowski3, H. Wada1,Sendai1, Tokyo2; Japan, Boston3; USA

10.5

Implantable Microphone: A Middle Ear Ossicular Vibration Sensor
H. Seidler1, I. Hochmair2, Dresden1; Germany, Innsbruck2; Austria

10.6

The effect of cochlear implant electrode insertion on middle ear transfer function as measured by in-vivo laser doppler vibrometry
N. Donnelly1, A. Bibas3, D. Jiang1, C. Santulli2, A. Fitzgerald O'Connor1, London1, Reading2; UK, Athens; Greece3

10.7

A new implantable hearing system for moderate-to-severe mixed hearing loss
H. Mojallal1, C. Stieger2, E. Grasshof1, R. Haeusler2, T. Lenarz1, Hannover; Germany1, Berne, Switzerland2

12.00

Lunch break - visit of the exhibition - poster viewing

12.15

Lunch Symposium Vibrant Med-El Hearing Technology GmbH

Introduction: R. Markert, Innsbruck; Austria

Vibroplasty techniques in mixed hearing losses
A. Huber, Zurich; Switzerland

The vibrant soundbridge on the round window for difficult-to-treat middle ear problems
V. Colletti, Verona; Italy

Vibrant Surgical Roundtable:
New indications for middle ear implants
M
oderator: W.-D. Baumgartner, Wien; Austria
Panelists: K. Böheim, St. Pölten; Austria
V. Colletti, Verona; Italy
G. Frau, Italy
K.-B. Hüttenbrink, Cologne; Germany
A. Huber, Zurich; Switzerland
Th. Lenarz, Hannover; Germany
T. Linder, Switzerland

13.30

Session XI - Non middle ear cause of “conductive” hearing loss and Diagnostic imaging
Chairs: J. Dirckx, Antwerp; Belgium
B. Schuknecht, Zurich; Switzerland

11.1

Keynote Lecture
A clinical perspective on non-middle ear causes of an air-bone gap
SN. Merchant, Boston; USA

11.2

The effects of superior semicircular canal dehiscence on hearing: does size of the dehiscence have an impact?
GP. Rajan1, A. Whyte2, MD. Atlas1, RH. Eikelboom3, Perth; Australia1,2,3

11.3

Measurements of human inner-ear function with superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCD)
ME. Ravicz1, W. Chien2, JE. Songer3, JJ. Rosowski2, SN. Merchant2, Boston1,2, Cambridge3; USA

11.4

Interest of measuring the resonance frequency of the ear using TEFLAG test in Menière patients exposed to changes in atmospheric pressure
M. Camicas1, P. Avan2, St. Martin1, Clermont-Ferrand2; France

11.5

First application of fully implantable hearing aids in patients with congenital auricular atresia
S. Mattheis, R. Siegert, Recklinghausen; Germany

11.6

Invited Paper
Middle ear morphometry from cadaveric temporal bone micro-CT imaging
S. Puria, J. Sim, J. Tuck-Lee, C. Steele, Stanford; USA

11.7

3-Dimensional virtual models of the human middle ear and temporal bone
N. Merchant1, H. Wang1, C. Northrop1, MS. Sorensen2, Boston; USA1, Copenhagen; Denmark2

11.8

Demonstration of aeration pathways in the human epitympanum
D. Morris1,2, R. van Wijhe1,2, K. Kirkpatrick1, S. Levine3, C. Northrop3, B. Manohar1,2, Halifax; Canada1,2, Boston; USA3

15.30

Coffee break - visit of the exhibition - poster viewing

16.00

Round Table 2 - Implantable hearing aids
Moderator: R. L. Goode, Stanford; USA

Panelists: V. Colletti, Verona; Italy
N. Dillier, Zurich; Switzerland
K. Gyo, Matsuyama; Japan
B. Hakansson, Göteborg; Sweden
R. Häusler, Berne; Switzerland
S. Puria, Stanford; USA

17.00

Poster Award Ceremony
Invitation to MEMRO 2009

17.30

Closing

Posters

P1

Tympanic membrane structure analysis and tissue engineering
KS. Anandacoomaraswamy1, T. Robertson2, N. Dutton2, RH. Eikelboom 1, MD. Atlas3, GP. Rajan3, Perth; Australia1,2,3

P2

Bone conduction and air conduction hearing comparison
M. Bance, Halifax; Canada

P3

Investigation on bone conduction thresholds in otosclerosis
A. Arnold1, T. Fawzy2, F. Böhnke2, Berne; Switzerland1, München; Germany2

P4

Transcranial attenuation of bone conducted sound measured acoustically and psycho acoustically
S. Reinfeldt1, S. Stenfelt2, B. Håkansson1, Göteborg1, Linköping2; Sweden

P6

The effects of slight and rapid pressure oscillations on the pars flaccida in gerbil and rabbit ears.
LA. Didyk1, VB. Bogdanov2, VA. Lysenko2, YP. Gorgo2, J. Dirckx3, Kiev; Ukraine1,2, Antwerp; Belgium3

P7

Biomechanical modeling and design optimization of cartilage myringoplasty using finite element analysis
CF. Lee1, LP. Hsu2, PR. Chen2, YF. Chou3, JH. Chen3, TC. Liu3,
Taipei; Taiwan1,2,3

P8

Computer modelling of static pressure changes in the middle ear
EW. Abel1, C. Mao2, RP. Mills3, Dundee; UK1 2, Edinburgh; Scotland3

P9

High resolution 3-D imaging and modelling of middle ear ossicles and soft tissue structures of intact Gerbil temporal bones, using orthogonal-plane fluorescence virtual sectioning
J. Buytaert, J. Dirckx, Antwerp; Belgium

P10

Hyperelastic warping applied to x-ray micro CT images for the study of human middle ear chain deformations under static pressure load
SL. Gea1, SA. Maas2, WF. Decraemer1, H. Maier3, JJ. Dirckx1, Antwerp; Belgium1, Utah; USA2, Hamburg; Germany3

P11

Three-dimensional reconstruction and modeling of middle ear biomechanics using high resolution computed tomography and finite element analysis
TC. Liu1, CF. Lee2, WJ. Lee3, JH. Chen2, Taipei; Taiwan1,2,3

P12

Imaging findings in Otosclerosis, a review study
UL. Lachmund
1, AT. Pangalu1, A. Huber2, AN. Valavanis1,
Zurich; Switzerland1,2

P13

Morphology of the tympanic membrane insertion into the temporal bone in humans
I. Leuchter1, A. Pollak2, I. Hegyi3, A. Huber2, Lausanne1, Zurich2,3; Switzerland

P14

Real-time opto-electronic holographic measurements of sound-induced tympanic-membrane displacements
JJ. Rosowski2, C. Furlong3, ME. Ravicz1, MT. Rodgers3, Boston1,2, Worcester3; USA

P15

Tele-otology - a tool for education and telemedicine
RH. Eikelboom1, MA. Gallop1, R. Marino1, F. Sutherland3, MD. Atlas2, GP. Rajan2, Perth1,2, Darwin3; Australia

P16

Anatomy of the distal incus and lenticular process in the human
W. Chien1, WT. Peake2, C. Northrop1, SN. Merchant1, Boston1, Cambridge2; USA

P17

Do mesenchymal stem cells enhance the healing of chronic tympanic membrane perforations?
AN. Rahman1, MV. Unge2, PE. Olivius2, GR. Mergolin2, MA. Hultcrantz2, Stockholm; Sweden1,2

P18

Identification of human papilloma virus DNA in chronic otitis media and middle ear neoplasms
B. Rydzewski1, A. Gozdzicka-Józefiak2, R. Podskarbi-Fayette1, M. Matusiak1, Poznan; Poland1,2

P19

In vitro study of the coupling load required for the otologics middle ear transducer MET
MM. Maassen, M. Pfister, HP. Zenner, R. Ciuman, J. Rodriguez Jorge, Tübingen; Germany

P20

Influence of the cochlear implant electrode on the mechanical function of the inner ear
D. Bodmer1, S. Bonabi2, A. Huber3, Zurich; Switzerland1,2,3

P21

Laser doppler velocimetric data in young normal hearing subjects
J. Rodriguez Jorge, J. Tielemans, MM. Maassen, HP. Zenner,
Tübingen; Germany

P22

Prognostic factors of chronic otitis media
V. Chrobok, A. Pellant, M. Meloun, K. Pokorný, E. Šimáková, Hradec Králové; Czech Republic

P23

Relative rate of otosclerosis among first and second degree relatives of otosclerotic patients referred to otolaryngology department of Isfahan medical university - Iran
SA. Soheilipour, NE. Berjis, SH. Nemati, Isfahan; Iran

P24

An animal model of hearing loss in superior-canal dehiscence syndrome
J. Songer1, M. Wood2, J. Rosowski3, Boston1,3, Massachusetts2; USA

P26

Epidemiology of pressure regulation. Incidence of ventilation tube treatments and its preliminary correlation to subsequent ear surgery
M. Gaihede1, K. Hald1, M. Nørgaard2, P. Wogelius2, D. Buck2, K. Tveterås1, Aalborg; Denmark1,2

P27

Morpho-functional partition of the middle ear cleft
B. Ars
1, J. Dirckx2, Antwerp; Belgium1,2

P28

DPOAE following stapes surgery: Stapedectomy versus stapedotomy
L. Migirov ,Tel Hashomer; Israel

P29

Stapesplasty: Comparison of conventional technique with CO2-laser-stapedotomy using single-shot technique
J. Rodriguez Jorge, MM. Maassen, HP. Zenner, Tübingen; Germany

P31

Histological assessment of the ossicular autografts used in Tympanoplasty
SA. Tawfik1, SH. Rady2, MA. Bassiouny1, Alexandria; Egypt1,2

P32

Laser doppler vibrometry data of the Clip piston MVP
A. Arnold, CH. Stieger, R. Häusler, Berne; Switzerland

P33

Ossiculoplasty with titanium prostheses
M. Romer, M. Vorburger, A. Huber, Zurich; Switzerland

P34

Long-term study of "Vibrant® Soundbridge" implantable hearing aids
H. Mojallal, S. Rose, T. Lenarz, Hannover; Germany

P35

Testing a method for quantifying the output of implantable middle ear hearing devices
JJ. Rosowski1, W. Chien2, ME. Ravicz1, SN. Merchant2, Boston; USA1,2