A Background in Developing the Future
Patrik is the inventor of the unique new adhesive bone conduction concept, which is a completely new type of concept and a breakthrough in this field. For the first time in history, children and adults will enjoy a non-surgical solution that can be comfortably and discretely used during the entire day thanks to the research and development from Otorix. The new adhesive bone conductor, ADHEAR, is now a product of MED-EL Medical Electronics, Innsbruck, Austria.
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”We are proud of ADHEAR to be a MED-EL product and it offers great opportunities for both further developments and to reach out with this treatment around the world”
Patrik Westerkull has also been a driver in the development of the BAHA bone anchored hearing system during the 90s as head of the Hearing Division of Nobel Biocare and from this he founded Entific Medical Systems in 1999 together with Nobel Biocare. Entific was acquired by Cochlear corp., Sydney, in 2005 and BAHA is now a product system of Cochlear corp. The BAHA head office of Cochlear is based in Mölnlycke outside Gothenburg.
These bone anchored solutions are offering decisive life quality improvements for hundreds of thousands of users around the world every day. It is making a true difference.
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Patrik holds a Master’s of Science in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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• Westerkull P. (2002). BAHA: The direct bone conductor. Trends in Amplification, 6 (2), 45-52.
• Westerkull P. (2018) An adhesive bone conduction system, ADHEAR, a new treatment option for conductive hearing losses. J Hear Sci, 2018; 8(2): 35–43 DOI: 10.17430/1003045