The Chair of Pho­ni­atrics was estab­lished in 1970 on the ini­tia­tive of Pro­fes­sor Zyg­munt Pawłows­ki, M.D., who was in charge of its research, didac­tic and med­ical activ­i­ties for many years. Ewa Kaza­nec­ka M.D., was act­ing Head of the Chair for one aca­d­e­m­ic year.
In 2002 the AMFC Sen­ate renamed the Chair of Pho­ni­atrics which now became the Chair of Audi­ol­o­gy and Pho­ni­atrics and widened its range of research and med­ical activ­i­ties. Pro­fes­sor Hen­ryk Skarżyńs­ki took over as Head of the Chair.
The Chair’s cur­rent research is con­duct­ed with­in the frame­works of four research projects:

These research projects focus on the diag­no­sis of the singer’s voice and issues relat­ing to ther­a­py and reha­bil­i­ta­tion of indi­vid­u­als for whom the voice is an instru­ment of work (singers, actors, teach­ers, lec­tur­ers).
The Chair’s pri­ma­ry activ­i­ties con­cen­trate on devel­op­ing objec­tive meth­ods for the stan­dard­i­s­a­tion of the diag­nos­tic process in can­di­dates apply­ing to the FCUM vocal and instru­men­tal depart­ments. Devel­op­ment of sys­tem­at­ic, med­ical foun­da­tions for the qual­i­fi­ca­tion of appli­cants and cat­e­gori­sa­tion of their voic­es will be a great help and sup­port for teach­ers striv­ing to eval­u­ate can­di­dates’ vocal com­pe­ten­cies.
Addi­tion­al­ly, work is being done with­in the frame­work of the ther­a­peu­tic and reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gram to adapt an effec­tive method of voice reha­bil­i­ta­tion (the Accent Method) to the require­ments of the Pol­ish lan­guage and to imple­ment it. This method will be used in voice train­ing and in cas­es of vocal dys­func­tion in indi­vid­u­al’s who use their voice pro­fes­sion­al­ly. Work on the research projects is pro­ceed­ing in close co-oper­a­tion with the Insti­tute of Phys­i­ol­o­gy and Pathol­o­gy of Hear­ing and its branch, the Inter­na­tion­al Hear­ing and Speech Cen­tre in War­saw, the Gdańsk Poly­tech­nic, the Insti­tute of Con­trol Sys­tems in Chorzów, and the Depart­ment of Logo­pe­dics and Applied Lin­guis­tics at the Maria Curie-Skłodows­ka Uni­ver­si­ty in Lublin. The Chair fac­ul­ty are active in many sci­en­tif­ic soci­eties in Poland and abroad, i.e., the Sec­tion of Pho­ni­atrics and Audi­ol­o­gy of the Pol­ish Oto­laryn­gol­o­gy Head and Neck Sur­geons’ Soci­ety; the Pol­ish Sci­en­tif­ic Soci­ety for Hear­ing, Voice and Lan­guage Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Dis­or­ders; The Euro­pean Otol­ogy and Neu­ro­tol­ogy Acad­e­my; the Amer­i­can Audi­o­log­i­cal Acad­e­my; Col­legium Oto-Rhi­no-Laryn­gologium Amici­ti­ae Sacrum; the Inter­na­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Reg­is­tered Cer­ti­fied Toma­tis Con­sul­tants (IACTC). They are also mem­bers of sci­en­tif­ic jour­nal edi­to­r­i­al boards and com­mit­tees, includ­ing The Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Otol­ogy, An Inter­na­tion­al Forum for Otol­ogy, Neu­ro­tol­ogy and Skull Base Surgery, Cen­tral and East­ern Euro­pean Jour­nal of Oto-Rhi­no-Laryn­gol­o­gy Head and Neck Surgery (CEEJOHNS), “Audio­fonolo­gia”, ENT — News, “Słyszę…”, A.C.T.A. Archives of Clin­i­cal and Topo­graph­i­cal Anato­my, “Medyk”, “Zdrowie Mężczyzny”, “Porad­nik Medy­czny” and oth­ers.
The Chair has organ­ised and oper­ates a spe­cial­ist audi­ol­o­gy and pho­ni­atrics con­sult­ing room equipped with state-of-the-art med­ical appa­ra­tus.

Chair Members

Pro­fes­sor Hen­ryk Skarżyńs­ki, MD Hab. — Head of the Chair
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor Aga­ta Szkiełkows­ka, MD Hab.
Agniesz­ka Kurows­ka-Janec­ka, DMus


Ewa Kaza­nec­ka, MD



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