Conference – Ślimakowe Rytmy – Beats of Cochlea


The topic of this year’s scientific conference concentrates mainly on the potential and effectiveness of various forms of music therapy in the process of rehabilitation of people with hearing disorders, mostly pediatric cochlear implant users. However, there will be plenty of exciting topics for a wider audience. We will try to answer the questions such as what is an auditory pathway or why hearing is just not enough to hear well. We will explore how the brain deals with auditory information provided by the auditory implant and why speech processors fitting in patients is always a big challenge. We will also discuss the rehabilitation care before implantation and after surgery and discuss issues of MRI examination. Another interesting topic will be the presentation of the results of hearing tests conducted among music school students.

Lectures in the field of medicine will intertwine with lectures in music therapy and art therapy. The speakers will share their experience from work with patients; they will present how with the help of therapy through fine arts such as music, dance, theatre, the painting, we can support our auditory development, sustain mental balance, express emotions, relieve stress or improve mood.

We invite patients and their families, scientists and clinicians, specialists working with the hearing impaired and all interested people to participate in the conference. The lectures will be available via the internet and on the festival website.



10:00 – 10:15Opening of the conference
prof. Henryk Skarżyński, MD, PhD
10:15 – 10:30Neurocognitive fitting of cochlear implant system
prof. Artur Lorens
10:30 – 10:50Team called Society
Dominika Dopierała, MA, MT-BC
10:50 – 11:05Music in human auditory development – results of the implementation of the music therapy program for children with hearing disorders
Barbara Kaczyńska
11:05 – 11:25Hear me, habituate me! Music therapy of children and young adults who experienced relationship trauma
Ludwika Konieczna-Nowak, PhD, DSc
11:25 – 11:50Break
11:50 – 12:10To see the music – Dalcroze’s movement interpretations of music in work with people with hearing impairment
Olga Daroch
12:10 – 12:30Polimodal expression in art therapy
prof. Katarzyna Krasoń, PhD, DSc
12:30 – 12:45Music therapy potential in work with paediatric cochlear implant users
Agnieszka Sepioło, MA, MT-BC
12:45 – 13:05Music therapy, however, is not what I thought… On various forms of using music in therapy
Krzysztof Stachyra, PhD, DSc
13:05 – 13:25The impact of music on the emotional condition of patients undergoing oncological treatment
Małgorzata Stańczyk, PhD
13:25 – 14:20Break
14:20 – 14:40How the brain processes sounds
Tomasz Wolak, Eng, PhD, DSc
14:40 – 15:00Magnetic resonance imaging from the patient’s point of view
Joanna Wójcik, PhD
15:00 – 15:15Assessment of hearing in students of music school using high-frequency pure tone audiometry
Edyta Piłka, PhD
15:15 – 15:35Rehabilitation care before and after hearing implantation
Elżbieta Włodarczyk, MD, PhD