HR EUHAearmoldseminarThe 59th International Congress of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) will be held this week on October 15 to 17 in Hannover, Germany. As one of the key events on the worldwide hearing industry calendar, EUHA provides its members and attendees with a wide selection of educational venues presented by world experts from academia, industry, and dispensing practices. The trade exhibition is perhaps the most vibrant and well-attended of all the industry’s events, featuring products and services offered by over 115 companies. This week’s schedule of lectures, exhibit hours, and events is shown below.

All convention activities held at the Deutsche Messe AG (Convention Center and Hall 6) in Hannover. Events are subject to change without notice. Please consult final program and/or visit

Wednesday, 15 October

900: Opening of the trade exhibition

900-1700: Trade exhibition

1200: Opening reception

1230-1400: Opening ceremony and keynote address: Dr Günther Beckstein, Prime Minister of the Free State of Bavaria (ret), Nürnberg, What degree of hearing impairment is acceptable in a politician?

1415-1640: Lectures and Presentations

  • Future auditory prostheses—optical cochlear implant, Prof Dr Tobias Moser
  • Sophono semi-implantable transcutaneous bone conduction hearing device with upside-down implantation and activation on operative day, Dr Ralf Siegert
  • Clinical results from the Codacs implantable hearing system, Prof Dr Anke Lesinski-Schiedat
  • 20 years of experience with the Würzburg categorical loudness scaling (Würzburger Hörfeld, WHF), Priv-Doz Dr-Ing Mario Cebulla
  • Cognitive functions and hearing aid provision in the elderly, Dr Hartmut Meister
  • “Priming” for hearing aid acousticians: Using relevant information to facilitate and accelerate the customers’ decision making process, Dr Birgitta Gabriel

1700-1900: General meeting of the EUHA

1930: FGH Partners Evening

Thursday, 16 October

900-1700: Trade exhibition

930-1200: Lectures and Presentations

  • (Custom-made) hybrid moulds as hearing protection systems (with optional communication link)—design with a future? Erich Bayer
  • The earmould—a field of conflict between faith, habits, ignorance, and science: A critical assessment, Dipl-Ing Ulrich Voogdt
  • Dispensing IIC devices: Only a niche product or an opportunity for our clients and our profession? Christoph Schwob
  • Are you still trying or are you actually making phone calls? Measuring and optimising modern wireless and inductive systems for hearing aids for use with telephones, Dr Steffen Kreikemeier
  • Benefit of different telephone solutions for young and adult hearing aid users, Dr Matthias Latzel

930-1300: Workshops/Tutorials

  • W1: Cochlear implants in general and in particular, Eva Keil-Becker
  • W2: Auditory training under close scrutiny, Wolfgang Luber
  • W3: Subjective paediatric hearing assessment—from screening to fitting, Ahsen Enderle-Ammour
  • W4: Outline of measurement techniques to evaluate hearing aid functions, Marc Osswald

1400-1530: Roundtable: Presentations given by the 2014 EUHA Sponsorship Awardees. Moderator: Martin Blecker

1700: General meeting of the BIHA

2000: Congress Get-together

Friday, 17 October

900-1700: Trade exhibition

930-1600:  Lectures and Presentations

  • Today’s relevance of the telecoil, Dr Juliëtte Sterkens, AuD
  • An introduction to hearing aid customisation for music, Esther Rois-Merz
  • Music to the ears, Dr Dipl-Phys Volker Kühnel
  • Can hearing aid sound quality be evaluated? Charlotte T. Jespersen, MA
  • Psychoacoustic model to predict individual perception of loudness and sharpness in hearing impaired people, Lisa Wilholt, MSc
  • New insights into the benefits of digital noise reduction and remote microphones, Jason A. Galster, PhD
  • A new adaptive approach to the use of binaural signal processing for directional microphone systems, Gabriel König, BSc
  • Integrating hearing systems into modern everyday life—energy efficiency in binaural radio communication, Dr Thomas Lotter
  • True binaural signal processing in hearing aids, Dipl-Ing Marc Aubreville and Homayoun Kamkar-Parsi, PhD

930-1300: Workshops/Tutorials

  • W5: Fundamentals of percentile analysis and percentile fitting, Beate Gromke
  • W6: Measurement equipment showcase: Outline of measuring technology from different manufacturers of measurement and fitting systems for hearing aids—information and discussion, Dirk Köttgen

Closing remarks