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Phoniatrics in Czech Republic

Phoniatrics in the Czech Republic is a subspecialization of ORL (certified course). The Czech phoniatricians are associated in the Phoniatrics Section of the Czech Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery (chairman since 2014: Tomáš Talach, MD). Current number of phoniatricians: 120 (2014); number of University departments of Phoniatrics: 1 independent clinic (Phoniatric Clinic in Prague), 8 phoniatric departments as part of ORL University workplaces. The phoniatric care in the Czech Republic includes treating communication problems due to voice, hearing (inclusive providing of hearing aids), speech and swallowing disorders. The care is carried out by both state and private health institutes (in Praha, Brno, Hradec Králové, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzen, Rychnov nad Kněžnou, etc.). The institutes take advantage of interdisciplinary collaboration of medical and non-medical specialists from the Czech Republic and abroad.

Professional events organized and co-organized by phoniatric workplaces in 2014:
1. 13. Česko-Slovenský foniatrický kongres, Praha (Congress of Phoniatrics, Prague);
2. Seminars of Phoniatrics Section ORLHNS (6x);
3. Legislation work (hearing aids, phoniatrics health care);
4. Certified course of technical audiology (prof.Syka): in preparation;
5. Public education: adult hearing screening („Bílá sobota“ Ústí n.L., Plzeň, Hradec Králové), „World Voice Day“ 16.4.2014 (international project - 10 actions from Czechia)

Actions concerning phoniatry in the Czech Republic, announced for 2015:
1. 14. Congress of Phoniatrics: organizer ORL Dept. U Sv. Anny Brno; see www.otolaryngologie.cz
2. Seminars of Phoniatrics Section ORLHNS (4x); see www.otolaryngologie.cz; www.foniatrie.eu

Jakub Drsata MD, PhD, Secretary of UEP, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Phoniatrics in Czech Republic

Information from the Phoniatrics Section of the Czech Society of ORL-HNS

In the Czech Republic, phoniatrics is a subspecialization of ORL (certified course). The Czech phoniatricians are associated in the Phoniatrics Section of the Czech Society of ORL-HNS (chairman since 2012: Jakub Dršata, MD, Ph.D.). Current number of phoniatricians: 120 (2013); number of University departments of Phoniatrics: 1 independent clinic (Phoniatric Clinic in Prague), 8 phoniatric departments as part of ORL University workplaces. The phoniatric care in the Czech Republic includes treating communication problems due to voice, hearing (inclusive providing of hearing aids), speech and swallowing disorders. The care is carried out by both state and private health institutes (in Praha, Brno, Hradec Králové, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzen, Rychnov nad Kněžnou, etc.). The institutes take advantage of interdisciplinary collaboration of medical and non-medical specialists from the Czech Republic and abroad.

Jakub Drsata MD, PhD, Head of the Phoniatrics Section of the Czech Society of ORL-HNS, Secretary of UEP, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Phoniatrics in Czech Republic

Phoniatrics in Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, the phoniatrics is a subspecialization of ORL (ENT). Current number of phoniatricians: 120 (2013); number of University departments of Phoniatrics: 1 independent clinic (Phoniatric Clinic in Prague), 8 phoniatric departments as part of ORL University workplaces.

Report of 2012: In the Czech Republic, the care of the clients with communication disorders is carried out by both state and private health institutes (in Praha, Brno, Hradec Králové, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Plzen, Rychnov nad Kněžnou, etc.). The institutes take advantage of interdisciplinary collaboration of medical and non-medical specialists from the Czech Republic and abroad.

Jakub Drsata MD, PhD, Head of the Phoniatrics Section of the Czech Society of ORL-HNS, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Assoc. Prof. Olga Dlouhá MD, PhD., Prague, Czech Republic
Assoc. Prof. Frantisek Sram MD, PhD, Prague, Czech Republic

Phoniatrics in Czech Republic

Professional state of phoniatrics at present

  • subspecialization of ORL (ENT)

Number of phoniatricians

  • 109 (fulltime 30)

Number of University departments

  • independent 1 (Phoniatric Clinic in Prague)
  • as part of ORL University dept.: 8

Doc. MUDr. Olga Dlouhá, CSc., President of the Phoniatric Section of The Czech Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Prague, Czech Republic