Temporal Bone Lab

The activity spectrum of the Hearing Research Laboratory encompasses projects that require research on human specimens, such as the evaluation of novel implantation technologies and surgical training. For these purposes, a fully equipped facility with several work spaces for anatomical dissections and otologic surgery is hosted in collaboration with the Institute of Anatomy of the University of Bern. The Temporal Bone Lab offers the opportunity for experimental and translational research and has a key function in the transfer of novel technologies prior to implementation into clinical routine. The proximity to the Bern University Hospital (Inselspital) permits concomitant radiological examination of the specimens. Currently investigated topics include cochlear implantation procedures, endoscopic approaches to the middle ear and the lateral skull base, as well as the development of suitable surgical instrumentation.

Teaching

Together with the Department of Otolaryngology, Inselspital (Bern University Hospital), the Hearing Research Laboratory is organizing and supporting surgical training and anatomical studies to enable the refinement of personal surgical skills and one-on-one teaching by our experienced faculty members.

Endoscopic exploration of the middle ear. © 2017 Hearing Research Laboratory
Temporal bone dissection course for members of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Inselspital. © 2017 Hearing Research Laboratory