The European Union of the Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) announced that the 2019 64th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians will take place at the Nürnberg Convention Center in Nürnberg, Germany on October 16-18.


Nürnberg Convention Center, NCC Ost

Wednesday 10/16/2019

9:00 am  Opening of the trade exhibition of the hearing instruments industry

12:00 pm  Opening reception

12:30-2:00 Opening ceremony and keynote address: Kai Arne Gondlach, MA, Zukunftsforscher, Itzehoe “How will artificial intelligence transform our future?”

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-2:45  Professor Dr Andreas Dietz, Leipzig/Bonn “Artificial intelligence in the operating theater of the future”

2:45-3:15  Dr Hendrik Husstedt, Lübeck “Technical evaluation of feedback reduction algorithms in hearing aids”

3:15-3:45  Christophe Lesimple, Berne (Switzerland)/Lyon (France) “Method to evaluate acoustic feedback in dynamic and realistic situations using a fast-acting feedback canceller”

3:45-4:15  Dipl.-Ing. Lutz Ehrig, Dresden “MEMS speaker for otology”

5:00-7:00 General meeting of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians(members only)

7:30  FGH Partners Evening


Nürnberg Convention Center, NCC Ost

Thursday 10/17/2019 

9:30-10:00 am  Professor Dr Jürgen Kießling, Gießen “Hearables—current status and future perspectives”

10:00-10:30  Professor Dr Anna Nagl, Aalen “The impact of digitization on the buying behavior of so-called personas”

10:30-11:00  Professor Dr Ulrich Hoppe, Erlangen “Is individual speech intelligibility with cochlear implants predictable?”

11:00-11:30  Takeshi Nakaichi, PhD, Tokyo (Japan) “Cartilage conduction hearing aid (CCHA)—device and performance shown in clinical studies”

11:30-12:00 pm  Daniela Hollfelder, Lübeck “Congenital aural atresia: Audiology results and quality of life with the Bonebridge implant”

12:00-2:00 Break

2:00-2:30 Dr Matthias Latzel, Stäfa (Switzerland) “Comparison of classification systems in complex listening situations”

2:30-3:00  Dr-Ing. Tobias Wurzbacher, Erlangen “Sensors in the hearing instrument? Extended scene analysis using motion patterns”

3:00-3:30 Dipl.-Ing. Horst Warncke, Hamburg “Power to the People”

3:30-4:00 Simon Müller, MSc, Stuttgart “From real-life hearing to signal processing”

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Nürnberg Convention Center, NCC Ost 

Thursday 10/17/2019


9:30-11:00 am  T1: “Absolute or relative? How can we benefit from psychoacoustic findings when fitting hearing systems?” (in German only) Lecturers: Matthias Parr, Harald Bonsel, Reinheim. Presenter: Harald Bonsel, Reinheim

9:30-11:00  T2: “Case examples from CI fitting and the active role of the hearing aid acoustician” (in German only) Lecturer: Dr Jérôme Servais, MBA, Mannheim. Presenter: Eva Keil-Becker, Koblenz

11:30-1:00 pm  T3: “Is my work done? – How modern measurements support you in evaluating your fitting quality” (in German only) Lecturers: Harald Bonsel, Matthias Parr, Reinheim. Presenter: Harald Bonsel, Reinheim

11:30-1:00 pm T4: “Functional check of smartphone-controlled hearing aids” (in German only) Lecturers: Jan Widmaier, BSc, Weil der Stadt; Professor Dr Steffen Kreikemeier, Aalen; Torsten Saile, BSc, Tuttlingen. Presenter: Beate Gromke, Leipzig

5:00  General meeting of the BIHA (members only)

8:00 Congress Get-together (EUHA, BVHI, FDH)


Nürnberg Convention Center, NCC Ost

Friday 10/18/2019 

9:30-10:30 am Fast-track presentations: Introduction to the additional Future Friday program presented in the afternoon

10:30-11:00  Franziska Scharata, BSc, Lübeck “The influence of crystallized intelligence on listening in a cocktail party situation”

11:00-11:30  Hans-Christian Drechsler, Ballerup (Denmark) “Artificial intelligence in the hearing care industry—benefits for hearing aid users and hearing care professionals”

11:30-12:00 pm Dipl.-Ing. Marc Aubreville, Erlangen“Artificial intelligence everywhere? Past, present, and future for hearing aid applications”

12:00-2:00 Break

2:00-2:30 Felix Gassenmeyer, MSc, Lübeck “Prediction of the sound pressure at the tympanic membrane using the finite element method for individual hearing aid fittings”

2:30-3:00 Kevin Seitz-Paquette, AuD, Eden Prairie, Minn (USA) “Clinical considerations of comorbidities of hearing loss”

3:00-3:30 Hubert H. Lim, PhD, Minneapolis, Minn (USA)/Dublin (Ireland) “Long-term benefits with combined sound and trigeminal nerve stimulation for the treatment of tinnitus”

3:30-4:00 Dipl.-Ing. Siegrid Meier, MA, Lübeck “Empowerment in the context of hearing impairment: only if technology no longer helps?”

4:00-4:30 Daisuke Suzuki, MSc, Utsunomiya (Japan) “Case studies illustrate pros and cons of integrating telemedicine in hearing aid fitting and follow-up”

4:30-4:45  Closing remarks


Nürnberg Convention Center, NCC Ost

Friday 10/18/2019


9:30-11:00 am T5: “Hyperacusis: Insufficiently understood audiological symptoms” (in German only) Lecturer: Professor Dr med. Gerhard Goebel, Prien am Chiemsee. Presenter: Marc Osswald, Stuttgart

11:30-1:00 pm T6: “Audio therapy—examining and extending a fundamental field of hearing aid acoustics (in German only) Lecturer: Jürgen Pöpsel, Traunstein. Presenter: Wolfgang Luber, Munich. 

Online ticket shop – fast and convenient 

It’s happening now: the EUHA’s ticket shop has gone online! Congress delegates will be able to purchase their tickets for the conference, the trade exhibition, as well as for the Congress get-together online, in advance. This is how to reduce waiting times at the conference venue in Nuremberg. Visitors may then use the time thus gained for attending the lectures or the trade exhibition, or for talking shop with colleagues. 

The online ticket shop is accessible here. Delegates may book tickets from the comfort of their home or office, and print out their vouchers, or download them to their mobile devices. Once the code on the voucher or passbook/wallet is scanned at the venue, a personalized ticket is issued, giving easy access to the Congress and trade exhibition. Payment options include credit card, PayPal, and cash in advance or bank transfer. 

The EUHA’s online ticket shop was first introduced in 2017. One Congress attendee took only twelve seconds from arriving in the foyer of the venue to passing the turnstile—that’s about as fast as it gets! 

Types of tickets

One-day tickets

are valid to gain one-time access to the trade exhibition during opening hours.

One-day combi tickets are valid to gain one-time access to the trade exhibition and to the conference lectures.

Season tickets are valid to gain multiple access to the trade exhibition during opening hours and to the conference lectures.

Tickets for the tutorials are only available to holders of a one-day combi ticket for October 17, 2019 (T1-T4) or October 18, 2019 (T5-T6),
and season ticket holders. They are valid to gain one-time access to the tutorial(s) booked.

Tickets for the Congress Get-together are valid to gain one-time access to the evening event.

NEW: Future Friday
The Future Friday will be held on October 18, 2019. The additional activities are free for all Congress participants:

9:30-10:30 am  Fast-track Presentations (Room Sydney, Level 1)
10:30-1:30 pm  Events in the Trade Exhibition (Halls 3A and 4A)
2:00-5:00         Additional presentations (Room Hong Kong, Level 1, Room Kopenhagen, Level 2)

EUHA Lounge:
The EUHA Lounge is located at the Mercator-Lounge (Level 1), and opens on October 17-18, 2019, from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Admission for EUHA members is free (please have your EUHA membership card and proof of identity ready). Guests are admitted only if accompanied by a EUHA member. One guest is free, from the second guest, we will charge a €20.00 (USD $22) admission fee per person.

Buying tickets

Please book the tickets required online from our website. Upon receipt of your binding registration, your e-ticket and/or mobile ticket (passbook/wallet) will be sent to you by email, together with your invoice. Please note that early-bird prices apply until October 1, 2019 (11:59 pm). Payment methods: Credit card (Visa, V PAY, MasterCard, Maestro, Diners Club, American Express), PayPal, or cash in advance (bank transfer, please note only available until October 6, 2019).

  • Please print out your e-ticket in good quality on a sheet of paper, or have your mobile ticket (passbook/wallet) ready on your mobile device.
  • Your e-ticket is personalized and thus non-transferable.
  • After scanning your e-ticket at the turnstile, you will receive a badge admitting you to the events booked. You may be asked to provide proof of identity (passport, identification card, driver’s license, membership card).
  • The customer is required to keep the printed ticket in a safe place in order to prevent third parties from producing unauthorized duplicates. The organizer reserves the right to deny admission to the holder(s) of such duplicates carrying identical barcodes and/or to the holder of the original ticket.
  • Tickets bought online cannot be refunded or returned.
  • Terms and Conditions and the Data Privacy Policy of our online ticket shop apply.
  • We will charge a processing fee of €10.00 (USD $11), including VAT, for issuing lost copies of the certificate of attendance.
  • Tickets may also be purchased at the venue. We accept cash, and all major credit cards.

For more information, please visit the EUHA website here.

Source: EUHA

Images: EUHA