Professor Henryk Skarżyński – the pioneer of auditory implants in Poland and globally – together with his team had implanted almost 8,000 different types of auditory implants bringing generations of patients back to their families and professional activity. Initiating and implementing – at the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing – various programs for the treatment of deafness, enabled them not only to learn or work, but also gave them a chance to professionally deal with music. Patients of prof. Skarżyński sing, compose, play instruments and even record albums and perform concerts.
Thinking about the most talented patients for four years the International Music Festival of Children, Adolescents and Adults with Hearing Disorders “Beats of Cochlea” has been organized in Kajetany. All of its participants are the best ambassadors of what has been achieved in the treatment of hearing disorders through advancements in science and medicine. On November 27th 2018 outstanding winners of previous editions of “Beats of Cochlea” presented their musical and vocal skills in the European Parliament at the invitation of European Parliament.