Institutions: McGill University, Department of Oncology
Research interests: Skull Base Surgery; Cochlear implantation; Music and emotion perception; Plasticity and maladaptive plasticity in the auditory cortex; Tinnitus
Anthony Zeitouni’s neuro-otologic research interests focus on understanding neural plasticity and the central mechanisms that currently limit cochlear implant outcomes. Cortical maladaptive plasticity in patients that suffer from deafness and regain hearing through cochlear implantation is a focus of research interests. Current work also centers on the limitations of current cochlear implant processing strategies in terms of music appreciation and the conveying of emotions. Understanding presbystasis and strategies to improve balance in elderly patients with significant hearing loss or with cochlear implants are also being studied. As a surgeon, Anthony Zeitouni’s research also involves efforts to improve clinical outcomes in skull base tumors and those that involve the head and neck.