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Prof. Maurizio Barbara


Largo Olgiata 15, isola 103, 6/3, 00123, Rome, ITALY 


2005 to date:

· Professor and Chairman of Otorhinolaryngology, Sapienza University Rome

· Head of the Otorhinolaryngologic Clinic

· Head of the Clinical Department at Sant'Andrea University Hospital, Rome, Italy

· Director of the University Department NESMOS, Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza



1978 Graduated as MD at University G. D'Annunzio, Chieti, Italy

1981 Specialized in Otorhinolaryngology at Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

1988 Specialized in Audiology  at University of Naples, Italy

1988 PhD in Inner Ear Morphology at Karolinska Institut, Stockholm, Sweden  




Organizational and management skills:

·         Head of the Clinical Department of Sensory Organs, at University Hospital Sant'Andrea, Rome Italy

·         Head of the University Department NESMOS, Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza, Roma


IT SKILLS: Mastering Mac-based softwares



Scientific Societies:

  • Italian Society of Otorhinolaringology
  • Italiana Society of Audiology and Phoniatrics
  • Association for Research in Otorhinolaryngology
  • Gruppo Romano-Laziale di Otorinolaringoiatria
  • Italian Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Geriatrics (President 2012-13)
  • European Skull Base Society
  • Politzer Society
  • European Academy Otology and Neurotology
  • Barany Society
  • Charles Bell Society
  • Collegium ORL Amicitiae Sacrum


Editorial Board:

  • Acta Otolaryngologica Scandinava;
  • Otology and Neurotology;
  • International Advances in Otology;
  • Audiology and Neurotology;
  • Recent Advances in ENT;
  • Frontiers in Neuro-Otology;
  • International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology



  • President of the XXXVIII Intermational Symposium on Inner Ear Biology, 1-4 september 2001, Rome
  • General Secretary of the Politzer Society Meeting, Punta Ala, 25-28 August 2005
  • General Secretary of the 4th International Symposium on Ménière’s disease, 19-21 April 2007, Rome
  • President of the XI International Facial Nerve Symposium, 25-28 April 2009, Rome
  • President of the Annual Meeting of the Italian Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Geriatrics, 11-12 July 2014, Fiuggi
  • President of the 7th International Symposium on Ménière’s Disease and Inner Ear Disorders, 17-20 October, 2015, Rome


Pubblications (last 5 years)        

1: Barbara M, Volpini L, Filippi C, Atturo F, Monini S. A new semi-implantable middle ear implant for sensorineural hearing loss: three-years follow-up in a pilot patient's group. Acta Otolaryngol. 2017 Aug 30:1-5.

2: Covelli E, Volpini L, Filippi C, Tarantini S, Marrone V, Monini S, Barbara M. Intralabyrinthine Vestibular Schwannoma Responsive to Intratympanic Gentamicin Treatment. J Int Adv Otol. 2017 Aug;13(2):285-288.

3: Monini S, Marinozzi F, Atturo F, Bini F, Marchelletta S, Barbara M. Proposal of a Video-recording System for the Assessment of Bell's Palsy: Methodology and Preliminary Results. Otol Neurotol. 2017 Sep;38(8):1178-1185.

4: Covelli E, Volpini L, Atturo F, Benincasa AT, Filippi C, Tarentini S, MarroneV, Monini S, Vestri A, Barbara M. Delayed Effect of Active Pressure Treatment on Endolymphatic Hydrops. Audiol Neurootol. 2017;22(1):24-29.

5: Atturo F, Colangeli R, Bandiera G, Barbara M, Monini S. Can unilateral, progressive or sudden hearing loss be immune-mediated in origin? Acta Otolaryngol. 2017 Mar 15:1-6.

6: Monini S, Buffoni A, Romeo M, Di Traglia M, Filippi C, Atturo F, Barbara M. Kabat rehabilitation for Bell's palsy in the elderly. Acta Otolaryngol. 2016 Dec 14:1-5.

7: Monini S, Bianchi A, Talamonti R, Atturo F, Filippi C, Barbara M. Patient satisfaction after auditory implant surgery: ten-year experience from a single implanting unit center. Acta Otolaryngol. 2016 Dec 5:1-9. [

8: Monini S, Iacolucci CM, Di Traglia M, Lazzarino AI, Barbara M. Role of Kabat rehabilitation in facial nerve palsy: a randomised study on severe cases of Bell's palsy. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2016 Aug;36(4):282-288.

9: Monini S, Filippi C, Atturo F, Biagini M, Lazzarino AI, Barbara M. Individualised headband simulation test for predicting outcome after percutaneous bone conductive implantation. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2015 Oct;35(4):258-64.

10: Attanasio G, Covelli E, Cagnoni L, Masci E, Rosati D, Di Porto E, Barbara M, Monini S, Filipo R. Does age influence the success of intra-tympanic steroid treatment in idiopathic sudden deafness? Acta Otolaryngol. 2015;135(10):969-73..

11. Iacolucci CM, Banks C, Jowett N, Kozin ED, Bhama PK, Barbara M, Hadlock TA. Development and Validation of a Spontaneous Smile Assay. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2015 Mar 26.

12. Barbara M, Volpini L, Ciotti M, Filippi C, Covelli E, Monini S, D'Ambrosio F.  Conebeam computed tomography after round window vibroplasty: do the radiological findings match the auditory outcome? Acta Otolaryngol. 2015 Apr;135(4):369-75.

13. Monini S, Musy I, Filippi C, Atturo F, Barbara M. Bone conductive implants in single-sided deafness. Acta Otolaryngol. 2015 Apr;135(4):381-8.

14. Atturo F, Barbara M, Rask-Andersen H. On the anatomy of the 'hook' region of the human cochlea and how it relates to cochlear implantation. Audiol Neurootol. 2014;19(6):378-85.

15. Bianchi A, Barbara M, Monini S. Selective rehabilitative approach to neurological dysfunctions of the oro-pharyngo-laryngeal trivium. Acta Otolaryngol. 2014 Nov;134(11):1172-8.

16. Atturo F, Barbara M, Rask-Andersen H. Is the human round window really round? An anatomic study with surgical implications. Otol Neurotol. 2014 Sep;35(8):1354-60.

17. Monini S, Filippi C, Baldini R, Barbara M. Perceived disability from hearing and voice changes in the elderly. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2014

18. Barbara M, Volpini L, Monini S. Delayed facial nerve palsy after surgery for the Esteem(®) fully implantable middle ear hearing device. Acta Otolaryngol. 2014.

19. Pietrantonio A, D'Andrea G, Famà I, Volpini L, Raco A, Barbara M. Usefulness of image guidance in the surgical treatment of petrous apex cholesterol granuloma. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2013;2013:257263.

20. Monini S, Filippi C, Atturo F, Barbara M. Is the Bone-Conduction HeadBand test useful for predicting the functional outcome of a round window active middle ear implant? Otol Neurotol. 2013 Sep;34(7):1329-35.

21. Barbara M, Perotti M, Gioia B, Volpini L, Monini S. Transcutaneous bone-conduction hearing device: audiological and surgical aspects in a first series of patients with mixed hearing loss. Acta Otolaryngol. 2013