Hanna Czerniejewska-Wolska, MD. PhD
Holds a degree in audiology and phoniatrics. Her scientific interests are concentrated around hearing and speech disorders, particularly after traumatic injuries and cochlear implants. She participated in an internship at the University of Kiel in Germany. In Poland, she leads didactic classes in phoniatrics and audiology with students from the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry in Poznan University of Medical Sciences (in Polish and in English) and Prosthodontics of hearing at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. She is an active member of the Polish Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons especially in the Phoniatric Division.
In 2019, she obtained a doctorate in medical sciences on the basis of her dissertation on the quality of life and quality of hearing in adult patients after cochlear implant surgery.
Catheterization of the Eustachian tube – with purpose of opening the Eustachian tube, which is often the cause of conductive hearing loss. The catheter is inserted through the nose. Before the examination, the doctor will anesthetize you with a local anesthetic, e.g. in a form of spray. First, the catheter is inserted straight into the throat, which then is twisted at right angle once reaching the back of the throat. After a moment, it reaches the level of the Eustachian tube. Next, a drug is introduced to the outer end of the catheter together with the so-called Politzer balloon. The drug is packed into the pharyngeal orifice of the Eustachian tube. After delivering the medication, the catheter is removed. The treatment is repeated in series.