Preparations for the EUHA 2022 International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians and the accompanying International Industry Exhibition scheduled to be held in Hanover, Germany, from October 12-14 are in full swing, according to an announcement from the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA). EUHA says that “demand from exhibitors is high, with more than 80 companies have already registered, including numerous new exhibitors.”
Companies from the industry may still book exhibition space by accessing the EUHA portal at www.ausstellung-euha.org/en/ before June 17.
Since the initial planning for the hall layout in the exhibition centre of Deutsche Messe Hannover is almost complete, interested companies should submit their requests for exhibition space as soon as possible, according to EUHA.
Dr Stefan Zimmer, Chairman of the Board of the German Hearing Instruments Industry Association (BVHI), said: “We are delighted that so many companies have already confirmed their participation in the 2022 EUHA Industrial Exhibition. This reflects the generally positive development in our industry. The Congress looks set to become a highly attractive event in October this year.”
The program of specialist lectures featuring renowned speakers from Germany and abroad is currently being put together and the EUHA Ticket Shop is being prepared. Beate Gromke, President of EUHA eV said: “You should include October 12-14, 2022 in your annual planning now, and join us in Hanover. Nothing is more inspiring than meeting in person. The Congress is an ideal place for networking.”
Facts and figures on the provision of hearing systems in Germany
- 12% of people in Germany consider their hearing impaired; 37% of them use hearing systems. (EuroTrak Germany, 2018)
- Increasing provision with hearing systems will, in the long run, reduce costs as well as the risk of secondary disorders.
- Unaided hearing deficiencies generate annual costs of 39 billion euros in Germany. (Hearing Loss – Numbers and Costs 2019)
- According to recent studies, untreated hearing impairment in midlife is by far the largest modifiable risk factor for dementia. (The Lancet, 2020)
About the German Hearing Instruments Industry Association (BVHI)
The German Hearing Instruments Industry Association (www.bvhi.org) represents the manufacturers of medical hearing instruments active on the German market. It is the communication body for all topics relating to hearing technology and the prevention and care of hearing loss. The BVHI operates the largest German language online platform for hearing health and hearing care, www.ihr-hoergeraet.de. In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the BVHI is the organizer of the annual World Hearing Day on March 3 (www.welttag-des-hoerens.de).
About the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA)
Since 1960, the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (www.euha.org) has been in charge of organizing the International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA Congress). Over the years, the event has gained international renown, and is considered the industry’s most important specialist congress held in Europe. The EUHA is an association for all persons working in hearing aid fitting and supply. It provides a platform for hearing aid acousticians, scientists, and laymen with an interest in trade-specific and economic issues, who wish to take part in specialized further education and vocational training in order to provide the best possible care for persons with impaired hearing.
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