Project Title: World Hearing Center

Duration: October 2009 – December 2013

Project value: 119 531 915,84 PLN

Subsidy value: 87 237 466,60 PLN

Co-financed from the means of the Innovative Economy Operational Programme – measure 2.3.

Intermediate Body: the Ministry of Science and Higher Education – Department of Implementation and Innovation

Description: The goal of this project was the enlargement of the International Center of Hearing and Speech in Kajetany and creation of the unique on a global scale World Hearing Center. The project involved in the first place construction of the new wing of the hospital in Kajetany and fitting it up with the modern medical equipment enabling implementation of the world-class Research and Development projects.

On May 10th, 2012, took place the official Opening Ceremony of the new wing of the building in Kajetany and launch of its clinical, scientific and educational activity. Presently, at the final stage of realization of this project, the World Hearing Center is both a modern hospital, providing healthcare services of the highest order, equipped with the unique armamentarium and best infrastructure, as well as a perfectly provided R&D, training and conference center conducting wide-scale research and teaching activities enabling training of specialists from the entire world in such fields as the medicine, clinical engineering, speech therapy, teaching and psychology of the deaf.

The innovative infrastructure includes, among other elements, two multimedia telemedical studios and the Laboratory of the Clinical Anatomy of Head and Neck which performs statutory tasks of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in terms of the research on morphology of head and neck structures, particularly the vestibulocochlear organ, and carries out teaching activities. The modern audio-video system connects the Laboratory with surgical theaters and conference rooms. The Laboratory is provided with the innovative equipment for surgical training on anatomical specimens and computer simulators. It is the largest laboratory of this profile in the world. The finishing works are presently under way.

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