WIML

The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2017, Volume 23, Issue 3-4

MY 45 YEARS OF WORK AS AN AVIATION LARYNGOLOGIST AT THE MILITARY INSTITUTE OF AVIATION MEDICINE


Zbigniew Kaczorowski1
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Autor korenspondencyjny: Zbigniew Kaczorowski; -, -; email: zkacz@wiml.waw.pl

DOI: 10.13174/pjambp.20.12.2018.09

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Streszczenie

The author, an aeronautical laryngologist who has been working at the Military Institute of Aeronautical Medicine for 45 years, presents a short history of this specialty in the period 1973-2000, in which he worked in the clinical and audiological-labyrinthological part of Military Institute of Aviation Medicine in Warsaw, acting as the Head of the Hearing and Balance Organ Clinic, which was equipped with a “silence chamber” and a unique at that time swivel chair with an electronic starter and a two-channel electronystagmograph, as well as an electronically controlled Toennies swivel chair for the examination of vestibular organs. The discussed research from this period in the field of laryngology concerned: pathophysiology of the balance organ, speech intelligibility under flight conditions and disorders of barofunction of ears and paranasal sinuses. Standards for pure tone audiometry and speech audiometry were among other things developed, which found practical application in routine commission tests. The author includes short biographical notes of many laryngologists working during this period and later at WIML and at the Aviation and Medical Commission.


Słowa kluczowe

aviation laryngology, assessment methods in Polish aeronautical laryngology, profiles of Polish laryngologists working at Military Institute of Aviation Medicine in Warsaw for the last half a century