63rd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians: Knowing how to do it!

Digitisation was the focus of the 63rd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, held in Hannover from 17 to 19 October 2018. More than 8,000 delegates from 83 countries took part. On 15,000 square metres of floor space, 142 exhibitors presented their innovations.

For hearing aid acousticians and manufacturers of hearing systems, digitisation is nothing new. What is new, in fact, is that thanks to growing acceptance of technological advances and suitable fitting provided by hearing aid acousticians, customers may enjoy a multitude of new possibilities. This means more quality of life for the individual’s everyday life. The Congress was also a place to find out how this new age can be made accessible to customers. Among the special features of the Congress were topics such as artificial intelligence in hearing systems, innovative designs, and translation functions.

Technological development is advancing at rapid speed. In order for hearing aid acousticians to know what is possible and will be possible in the future, the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) offered a programme comprising twenty lectures, seven tutorials, and a roundtable talk. Over the course of three days, 32 lecturers from Germany and abroad discussed their research topics, innovations and their practical implementation.

Those who did not manage to attend the Congress, or wish to recap in peace and quiet what they heard, will be able to watch all the presentations online at www.euha.tv – this is also an achievement of digitisation!


The video recordings (videos) of the lectures presented at the 63nd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians held in Hannover between 17 and 19 Oct 2018 are now online (original-language versions).

Videos of the specialist lectures >>

2018 EUHA Congress – Opening ceremony

Martin Blecker (EUHA President) and Dr. Stefan Zimmer (Chairman of the Board of the German Hearing Aid Industry Association)

Language: german

Award of the EUHA’s Golden Badge of Honour 

Awarding of the Golden Badge of Honor of the EUHA
Martin Blecker, President of the European Union for Hearing Aids e.V.

Laudatory speech: Jürgen Matthies

Language: german

The EUHA Sponsorship Award was presented on Wednesday, 17 October 2018. This year’s recipients are:

1st prize: Leif Johannsen
Examination of microphone directivity of hearing aids in situations with multiple speech signals

2nd prize: Sebastian Griepentrog
Comparison of the individual benefit of a wireless remote microphone system in the laboratory with the situation in a classroom

3rd prize: Nikolai Kienitz
Evaluation of noise reduction systems by signal separation in the frequency domain

Language: german

The Research Award of the Research Association of German Hearing Aid Acousticians (FDHA)

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kießling, Gießen
Laudatory speech: Prof. Dr. Karin Schorn

Language: german

Keynote address

Peter Holzer
“Remaining confident under pressure” (Teil 1)

Language: german

Part of General meeting of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians

Peter Holzer
“Remaining confident under pressure” (Teil 2)

Language: german

Video in addition to the magazine Hörprofil, issue 02/2019, page 36ff.

The video will be available free of charge up to July.

Nicolas Siegert, Düsseldorf, and Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ralf Siegert, Recklinghausen

“New universal implant for transcutaneous and percutaneous coupling”

Language: german

Topic (PDF)

Table of contents of the Videos of the specialist lectures (original-language versions):

  • Video 1 english

    Dr. Michael Schulte, Oldenburg

    “ACALES: A tool to reliably measure subjective listening effort and evaluate algorithms for noise reduction”


    Video 2 deutsch

    Dr. Matthias Latzel, Stäfa (Switzerland)

    “Reducing listening effort by using binaural features in hearing aids:
    An EEG study – the next steps”


    Video 3 deutsch

    Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexandra Winkler M.Sc., Oldenburg

    “Freiburg monosyllabic speech test in noise”


    Video 4 deutsch

    Prof. Dr. Anke Lesinski-Schiedat, Hannover

    “Cognitive abilities in hearing impaired seniors in correlation with specific audiological diagnostics and preoperative MRI scans”


  • Video 5 deutsch

    Dave Fabry Ph. D., Eden Prairie, Minnesota (USA)

    „TeleAudiologie verbessert klinische Ergebnisse in jeder Phase der
    ‚Patientenreise‘“


    Video 6 deutsch

    Simon Müller M. Sc., Stuttgart

    „Machine Learning in der Hörakustik“


    Video 7 english

    Dana Helmink (Dänemark)

    „Otoscan verändert die Zukunft des Hörens“


    Video 8 english

    Oliver Nipp, Erlangen

    „BluetoothKonnektivität für ImOhrHörgeräte: Herausforderungen bei der Entwicklung“


    Video 9 deutsch

    Linda Liß, Aalen

    „Data Logging – wie zuverlässig funktioniert die Datenaufzeichnung?“


  • Video 10 deutsch

    Florian Denk, Oldenburg

    „Ein akustisch transparentes Hörsystem“


    Video 11 deutsch

    Micha Lundbeck M. Sc., Oldenburg

    „Hörgeräteevaluation mit virtueller Akustik“


    Video 12 deutsch

    Dipl.Ing. Horst Warncke, Hamburg

    „Können Schwerhörige mit Hörsystemen besser hören als
    ‚Normalhörende‘?“


    Video 13 deutsch

    Dr.Ing. Steven Marcrum Au. D., Regensburg

    „Klinische Untersuchung von Rückkopplungsunterdrückungssystemen
    von Hörgeräten zur offenen Versorgung“


    Video 14 deutsch

    Dr. Hendrik Husstedt, Lübeck

    „Inwieweit eignet sich die Perzentilanalyse zur Bestimmung des
    Signal-Rausch-Abstandes?“


    Video 15 deutsch

    Prof. Hubert H. Lim Ph. D., Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)

    „Bimodale sensorische Neuromodulationsansätze zur Behandlung von
    Tinnitus: Neue Möglichkeiten für Hörakustiker“


    Video 16 deutsch

    Prof. Dr. Gerhard Goebel, Prien am Chiemsee

    „Wann ist Tinnitus überhaupt ein Fall für den Hörakustiker?
    Notch Therapie auf dem Prüfstand: Hält das maßgeschneiderte notched
    music training, was es verspricht?“


    Video 17 english

    Hashir Aazh Ph. D., Guildford (Großbritannien)

    „Update aus der klinischen Forschung zu Beurteilungsmethoden für
    Tinnitus- und/ oder Hyperakusis-Patienten, die sich in einer audiologischen
    Klinik behandeln lassen“


    Video 18 english

    Nicolas Siegert, Düsseldorf, und Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h. c. Ralf Siegert, Recklinghausen

    „Neues universelles Implantat für trans- und perkutane Knochenleitungshörsysteme“


    Video 19 english

    Anna Biggins B. Sc., Stäfa (Schweiz)

    „Easy View Otoblock: Innovativer neuer Otoblock ermöglicht tiefere
    Abformungen“


    Video 20 english

    Dave Fabry Ph. D., Eden Prairie, Minnesota (USA)

    „Gesund und wohlbehalten: Entwicklung und Validierung eines Hörgerätesystems mit Falldetektor und Notrufsystem“


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