Special Issue "Advances in Pediatric and Adult Cochlear Implant and Middle Ear Prostheses"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Otolaryngology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Stavros Hatzopoulos
Guest Editor
Clinic of Audiology & ENT, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Interests: hearing science; auditory processing; teleaudiology
Dr. Andrea Ciorba

Associate Guest Editor
Clinic of Audiology & ENT, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Interests: hearing aids; cochlear implants
Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński

Associate Guest Editor
Department of Teleaudiology and Screening, World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, 10 Mochnackiego Street, 02-042 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: cochlear implants; middle ear prostheses; hearing aids; teleaudiology

Special Issue Information

Cochlear implantation and middle ear prosthetic technologies have been developed during the last 20 years and have been implemented in numerous clinical settings around the world. Nevertheless, as technology progresses, more questions arise about the quality of the technological intervention strategies, about the efficiency and critical timing of programmed intervention (hearing aids, cochlear implants), and about the costs of traditional and alternative intervention policies.

The objective of this Special Issue is to share with the scientific community the latest trends in the cochlear implants field and related technological advances. We invite authors to send papers describing recent developments in (but not limited to) the following potential topics:

  • Ear Implantable Devices
  •  Middle ear
    • Piezoelectric (i.e., envoy);
    • Electromagnetic (vibrant soundbridge; otologics carina);
    • Bone conduction implants, percutaneous vs. transcutaneous (i.e BAHA, Oticon Ponto);
  • Inner ear
    • Cochlear implants;
    • Cochlear implants with intracochlear drug delivery;
    • Cochlear implants in inner ear malformations;
    • Cochlear implants in the single side deafness;
    • Cochlear implants and vestibular function;
    • Hybrid cochlear implants;
    • Factors which could affect hearing preservation in cochlear implants;
    • Ecog in cochlear implantation;
    • Cochlear implantation after radical modified surgery.

Dr. Stavros Hatzopoulos
Dr. Andrea Ciorba
Dr. Piotr H. Skarżyński
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Clinical Medicine is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Cochlear implants
  • Implantable hearing aids
  • Drug delivery
  • Hearing preservation
  • Electrophysiology
  • Middle ear implantable technologies
  • Vestibular function
  • Unilateral cochlear implantation
  • Bilateral cochlear implantation
  • Age limits in cochlear implantation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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