First Clinical Evaluation of HEARO Robotic Cochlear Implantation Surgery in Austria

  • End date
    Dec 20, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Medical University of Vienna
Updated on 3 October 2021


To demonstrate the efficacy of a minimally invasive direct cochlear access via the HEARO procedure in cochlear implantation.


The HEARO procedure involves a robot which drills the access to the cochlear in cochlear implantation.

The study is an observational study of the first implementation in clinical routine in Austria.

Condition Deafness, Deafness, Hearing Loss, Auditory Loss and Deafness, Hearing Impairment, Hearing Loss, Auditory Loss and Deafness, Hearing Impairment, decreased hearing, hard of hearing, hypoacusis
Treatment HEARO Procedure
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04795986
SponsorMedical University of Vienna
Last Modified on3 October 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Adult cochlear implant candidates with suitable anatomy opting for a MED-EL cochlear implant

Exclusion Criteria

Age under 18 years
Pregnant women
Facial recess size does not allow a minimum distance of 0.4mm from the planned trajectory to the facial nerve and 0.3mm to the chorda tympani
Vulnerable or mentally retarded candidates
Invalid or withdrawn informed consent
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