Prof. Claude Laurent


Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Communication Pathology


1973 - MD, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

1975 - ECFMG, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

1979 - Specialisation in Otorhinolaryngology, Eskilstuna/Örebro, Sweden

1988 - Ph.D. University of Umeå, Sweden

1991 - Specialist degree in Audiology, Audiology Departments in Örebro, Stockholm/Karolinska and Uppsala, Sweden


Hertegård S, Dahlqvist Å, Laurent C, Borzacciello A, Ambrosio L. Viscoelastic properties of rabbit vocal folds after augmentation. Otolaryngology Head&Neck Surgery, 2003;128(3):401-6.

Hertegård S, Dahlqvist Å, Laurent C, Sederholm S, Hallén L, Testead P. Cross-linked hyaluronan (hylan b gel) and collagen used as augmentation substances for treatment of patients with glottal insufficiency – safety aspects and vocal fold function. Laryngoscope 2002; 112:2211-19.

Meinert M, Malmström A, Tufvesson E, Westergren-Thorson G, Petersen AC, Laurent C, Uldbjerg N, Eriksen GV. Labor induces increased concentrations of biglycan and hyaluronan in human fetal membranes. Placenta 2007; 28:482-6.

Laurent C, Yoon Y-J, Hvidsten I, Hellström S. Hyaluronan and alpha-atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) in human nasal polyps – contributing factors to oedema formation and polyp growth? Acta Otolaryngol (Stockh), 2003; 123:406-12.

Dahlqvist Å, Gärskog O, Laurent C, Hertegård S, Ambrosio L, Borzacchiello A. Viscoelasticity of rabbit vocal folds after injection augmentation. Laryngoscope 2004; 114:138-42.

Hertegård S, Hallén L, Laurent C, Lindström E, Olofsson K, Testad P, Dahlqvist Å. Cross-linked hyaluronan for injection treatment of glottal insufficiency – a two year follow-up. Acta Otolaryngol (Stockh), 2004; 124:1208-14.

Siem G, Fagerheim T, Jonsrud C, Laurent C, Teig E, Harris S, Leren TP, Frűh A. Heimdal K. Causes of hearing impairment in the Norwegian paediatric cochlear implant program. Int J Audiology, 2010; 49:596-605.

Strøm-Roum H, Laurent C, Bøe-Wie O. Comparison of bilateral and unilateral Cochlear implants in children with sequential surgery. Int J of Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 2012; 76:95-99.


Tele-otology – videootoscopies for diagnosis of otitis medias over the internet
Tele-Audiology – KuduWave Synchronous and asynchronous testing of hearing from Kenya 
Co-promotor for thesis work for Leigh Biagio, Pretoria and Thorbjorn Lundberg, Umea, Sweden
Cochlear implants in otospongiosis


1) Swedish Otosurgical Society (Full member since 1987)
2) European Academy of Otology&Neurootology (EAONO). Full member since 1997
3) Swedish Society for ENT, Head&Neck Surgery. Full member
4) Swedish Society of Medicine. Full member
5) Swedish Medical Association. Full member
6) Founder member of Falun Lugnet Rotary Club 1990. Secretary 1994.
7) Member of Umeå Västra Rotary Club. Full member. President 2000-01



Professor Claude Laurent, M.D., Ph.D.

ENT and Audiology-units, Department of Clinical Science, University of Umea, 90185 Umea, Sweden

e-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]


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