17 - 20 May 2017



Osseo 2017

6th International Congress on



  • Friday 19 May 2017
  • 07:30
    Registration – information open
  • Plenary morning session

    Chair: Emmanuel Mylanus, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • 08:00
      Neural control of bionic limbs via osseointegration

      Max Ortiz Catalán, researcher, Chalmers University of Technology
    • 08:30
      Sponsored symposium

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  • 10:00
    Coffee break and exhibits
  • General session D

    Chair: Bo Håkansson, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • 10:45

      Paul Van de Heyning, Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium
    • 11:05
      Clinical study of the Bone Conduction Implant – summary of results so far

      Sabine Reinfeldt, Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden
    • 11:20
      The DSL-BCD: A new prescription for percutaneous bone conduction hearing aids.

      Susan Scollie, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    • 11:35
      Single sided conductive hearing loss: A MRI study of central hearing pathways in humans and in a rat model

      Marlou Hultcrantz, Karolinska University Hospital and Insitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    • 11:50
      Initial clinical experience with an active implantable piezo based bone conduction system

      Robert Briggs, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    • 12:05
      Choosing not to proceed with a bone conduction hearing implant (BCHI): understanding the perspectives of patients and professionals in order to improve services.

      Melanie Gregory, The Ear Foundation, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    • 12:20
      Objective measurements of transcutaneous sound transmission with pressure and taping

      Ralf Siegert, Med GmbH, Rechlinghausen, Germany
  • 12:30
    Special announcement
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  • 12:45
    Lunch break and exhibits
  • Concurrent sessions: Transcutaneous solutions

    Chair: Arnaud Deveze, clinique Clairval, Marseille, France
    • 14:00
      Speech recognition in noise in unilaterally deaf subjects using Bonebridge

      Thomas Wesarg, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    • 14:20
      Effect of BCI placement and fixation on transfer function

      Mohammad Ghoncheh, Medical school Hannover, Hannover, Germany
    • 14:35
      A future transcutaneous bone conduction implant – surgical reflections

      Mans Eeg-Olofsson, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • 14:50
      Audiological and clinical outcomes of a transcutaneous bone conduction hearing implant: 6-month results from a multicenter study

      Christine den Besten, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • 15:05
      BAHA Attract System- postoperative outcome with modified surgical technique

      Zsofia Bhere, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
    • 15:20
      Vascular mapping of the retroauricular skin – Proposal for a posterior superior surgical incision for transcutaneous bone-conduction hearing implants

      Laszlo Rovo, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
  • Concurrent session: Measuring outcomes

    Chair: John-Martin Hempel, Klinikum der Universität München, München, Germany
    • 14:00
      Audiological and quality of life outcomes after Baha implantation and not implantable solutions for congenital aural atresia.

      Sergey Osipenkov, National Research Center for Audiology and Hearing Rehabilitation, Moscow, Russia
    • 14:15
      New scenario/indication for bone conduction devices (BCD): Extended single side deafness (ESSD).

      Cesar Orus, Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    • 14:30
      Speech perception outcomes in transcutaneous vs percutaneous implant systems in patients with single-sided deafness

      Hillary Snapp, University of Miami, Miami, United States
    • 14:50
      Outcomes following conversion of a percutenaous to a transcutenaous bone conducting device in children

      Simone Schaefer, Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
    • 15:05
      Bone Conduction Hearing Thresholds: A Comparison of Transducers

      Laura Froehlich, University Hospital Halle, Halle, Germany
    • 15:20
      How Vibration Translates into Perceived Loudness in Direct Acoustic Cochlear Stimulation.

      Hannes Maier, Medical School Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • 15:30
    Tea break and exhibits
  • Concurrent session: Percutaneous solutions

    Ann-Louise McDermott, The Birmingham Childrens Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • 16:00
      Surgical Outcomes with the Tissue Preservation Technique in Oticon Ponto Bone Anchored Hearing Implants: The Birmingham Experience

      Rupan Banga, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • 16:20
      Clinical evaluation of a laser-ablated titanium implant for bone-anchored hearing implantation: 1 year experience

      Ivo Kruyt, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • 16:35
      Osseointegrated implant surgical technique: minimising invasiveness. Our experience with the Punch Technique

      Alfonso Bonilla, Hospital Son Llàtzer, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    • 16:50
      Large-scale, multi-centre, short term service evaluation of Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery

      Martin Johansson, Oticon Medical AB, Askim, Sweden
    • 17:05
      Minimally Invasive Ponto Surgery - MIPS: A 2 year single centre review of the technique

      Niahm Flanagan, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Tullamore, Ireland
    • 17:20
      Clinical Survey of a Soft Healing Cap

      Debbie Berthelsen, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Concurrent session: Bone conduction hearing

    Chair: Bill Hodgetts, University of Alberta/iRSM, Edmonton, Canada
    • 16:00
      Direct cost comparison of minimally invasive punch technique versus traditional approaches for percutaneous bone anchored hearing devices.

      Yaeesh Sardiwalla, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    • 16:20
      Treatment of severe to profound mixed hearing loss with BAHA Cordelle II and BAHA 5 SuperPower. Our 10 years experience.

      Julia de Juan, Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    • 16:35
      A comparative study in users of bilateral osseointegrated BAHA with BP100 processors and BAHA 5

      Adriana Rivas, Clínica Rivas, Bogotá, Colombia
    • 16:50
      Efficacy of Softband and Implanted Bone-anchored Hearing Devices in the Bilateral Microtia and Aural Atresia Patients

      Yibei Wang, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China
    • 17:05
      The effect of the Bone Conduction Implant on Speech Recognition in a Cocktail-Party Setting

      Philip Asp, Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden
    • 17:20
      Vibrant Soundbridge in mixed hearing loss: Indications, surgical technique and results

      Javier Gavilán, Hospital La Paz, Madrid, Spain
  • 17:30
    Networking event Typically Dutch