Thesis / Dissertation

Extending the application of virtual reality simulation in temporal bone anatomy and advanced surgical training

Bridget Mary-Louise Copson, Stephen O'Leary (ed.)

Published : 2021


Cochlear implant surgery has a strong foundation in the treatment of profound hearing loss. In the last decade, there have been marked developments in technology which have enabled the expansion of eligibility criteria. Cochlear implantation is now offered to patients with residual low-frequency hearing or those with unilateral or asymmetrical hearing loss. It is evidenced that to optimise hearing outcomes for patients with residual hearing, it is necessary to reduce the trauma during the insertion of the cochlear implant, in particular by precise surgical technique. Current temporal bone surgery training, including cochlear implant surgery, is based on an apprenticeship model, where regist..

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