The Opening Ceremony and 1st International Congress of the Mirko Tos Ear and Hearing Research Centre and the 4th International Congress of Istanbul Audiology, will take place in Trakya University, Edirne, on 15-17 January 2020.
Professor Mirko Tos, one of the best otorhinolaryngologists in the world, passed away on 16 January 2018, in Denmark, at the age of 87. His books are the leading textbooks used to teach otologic surgery. He published nearly 700 articles and was a very productive otolaryngologist at the peak of his career. Besides having many invitations from several countries, he also visited Trakya University and Edirne several times and gave important lectures here. He was the mentor of many otolaryngologists not only from Denmark but also from Turkey, Balkans and all world. That is the reason why we dedicated our International Ear and Hearing Research Centre in loving memory of Mirko Tos.
The 4th International Congress of Istanbul Audiology will be hosted at the at the same time of the centre’s opening and inaugural congress. Since audiology is a multidisciplinary field, it works in many areas such as otolaryngology, engineering, radiology, psychiatry, special education. Creation of a multi-centred culture and stimulation of research for the development of high technology in otology and audiology are the main axis of the congress. Thus, the main theme of the joint congress is ‘innovative approach in ear and hearing research’.
Led by congress Presidents, Cem Uzun and Ahmet Ataş, the congress will discuss the latest scientific developments in the field of audiology, otology, otoneurology, hearing physiology, animal experiments, electrophysiology and auditory rehabilitation will be discussed with the contributions of many competent speakers. Hearing physiology, scientific / ethical applications in animal experiments, electrophysiology, screening programs, auditory rehabilitation and engineering applications (speech signal processing, diagnostic equipment, artificial intelligence, machine learning) will also be discussed as main topics.