Our Otology success stories


The world's first robotic cochlear implantation

Prof. Dr. Vedat Topsakal and Prof. Dr. Paul van de Heyning performed the world’s first HEARO robotic cochlear implantation procedure on a patient in December 2018 at UZA Antwerp University Hospital. The HEARO system robotically drilled an access to the inner ear, opening a channel all the way to the round window of the cochlea to smoothly insert the electrode array of the cochlear implant. The HEARO system is the result of a close cooperation between MED-EL, an innovation leader in implatable hearing solutions, and CASCINATION. 

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