New Rules of the Forum

The last two weeks we have noticed that we had had four cases of SPAM in the OAE Forum. The reasons for SPAM are beyond our understanding. With the initial FORUM setup it was impossible to create topics automatically (by spamming spiders, spamming robots etc) and we had tried to resolve the problems we had in the old Forum. A spamming message requires a manual insertion .. and despite this in 4 cases someone took time to insert spamming messages. The objectives can be multiple .. but we would like to stop here.

We have established two NEW RULES for the OAE Forum. These introduce a small delay in posting a message , but  they constitute a safe measure to avoid spam. To post or reply to any message a USER has to register . The registration has to be  be approved by the Forum administrators. Once this happens the USER is active and can post or reply to a message.  The post will be assigned as pending and will be available to the Forum once it is approved. In simulations we have seen that it takes less than 24 hours for a post to appear.

The NEW Forum


We have activated the structure of the NEW OAE Forum. For the moment this platform will contain information from October 2013 and on. We have also inserted a link to the OLD Forum (under the FORUM menu), to maintain access to old information, till September 2013. A word of caution about the OLD Forum, it is plagued by high level of SPAM. 

We are also considering importing various messages from the OLD Forum to the New, but there is a lot to consider here specially of what can be considered important.



The Cochlear Implant section was updated with a short paper on the CI Electrode Selection, written by the section Editor Dr. Nadia Giarbini.



We are very glad and honored that Dr. Arthur Lorenz, has accepted the position of co-editor of the CI section of the Portal. Dr. Lorenz will coordinate the section with Dr. Nadia Giarbini.

Dr. Lorenz is currently the Head of the Department of Auditory Implant and Perception of World hearing Center of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing , Warsaw, Poland. His scientific experience is in the field of auditory implants, psychoacoustics and auditory perception modeling. He is Member of the Polish Scientific Association of the Hearing and Communication Disorders Member of the American Auditory Society, International Society of Audiology, European Society for Artificial Organs, European Academy of Otology&Neurootology. He was , Scientist in charge of the Hearing Treat Marie Curie EU project (2006-2010). He is principal investigator for four projects of the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research. He has achieved a First Award granted by the Minister of Health and Social Welfare for outstanding achievements in health care, including elaboration and implementation of the brainstem implants program (2000) and First Degree Award for elaboration of the first Polish version of rehabilitation program for the hearing impaired, provided with the cochlear implants (1997), granted by the Minister of Health and Social Welfare in Poland.



The section on Cochlear Implants was updated, with additions in the page on Cochlear Implantation