Summer HEARRING Round Table 2024


HEARRING Group is delighted to announce that our Summer Round Table is coming soon! The discussion by our renowned experts will be titled “Bilateral Cochlear Implantation: Double the Sound, Double the Benefits?” 

The discussion panel will include such remarkable specialists as Prof. Dr. Müller from Munich, Prof. Dr. Hagr from Riyadh, Prof. Dr. Gavilán from Madrid, and Prof. Dr. Rajeswaran from Chennai. 

Our experts will touch upon such aspects of Bilateral CIs as: the History and Experience at Munich Ludwig Maximilian University, Sequential and Simultaneous bilateral Cis in Pre-lingual and Post-lingual Subjects, as well as Bilateral Cis in Emerging Nations.

The event will take place on the 13th of June 2024 at 15:00 CEST in Zoom

The duration of the round table will be 90 minutes. 

In case you are located in a different time zone, you can check the event time here:

To join us at the time of the event click the Zoom link below:

Meeting ID: 885 5670 6812

Passcode (if required): hearring

This event will receive internationally valid accreditation.

We anticipate an outstanding discussion, so save the date and join us online!

Spring HEARRING round table 2024

April 11, 2024 at 15:00 CEST



Event Alert!

We have fantastic news to share – HEARRING Spring Round Table is less than a month away! Our renowned experts will discuss one of the hottest topics right now, namely  “High Momentum of Robotics in Cochlear Implantation: is it justified?” 

The round table will take place on the 11th of April at 15:00-16:30 CEST. 

The discussion panel will include such remarkable specialists as Prof. Dr. Baumgartner from Vienna, Prof. Dr. Caversaccio from Bern, Prof. Dr. Rak from Würzburg, Prof. Dr. Topsakal from Brussels and Prof. Dr. Müller from Munich.

Our experts will touch upon such aspects of Robotics as its Overview and history, The foundation and planning, HEARO, Otodrive and Otoarm as well as Robotol. 

It will surely be an outstanding discussion packed with top notch insights and wisdom, so save the date not to miss it and join us online!

To join please use the following credentials or just click the button below:

Meeting ID: 861 6872 2198
Passcode: hearring

Book Alert Arthur Menino Castilho

Books of 2024
FIll up your medical
book shelf

Today HEARRING has a great reading recommendation for our Portuguese speaking audience. 

Our brazilian expert Arthur Menino Castilho has co-authored a range of books on the topics of Temporal Bone Imaging, Surgical Anatomy of the Ear, Practical Manual of Endoscopic Ear Surgery, Hearing And Noise and Hearing Aids Manual. The original names in Portuguese are “Avaliação Do Osso Temporal Por Imagem”, “Anatomia Cirúrgica Do Ouvido”, “Manual Prático De Cirurgia Endoscópica De Ouvido”, “Audição E Ruído” and “Manual De Próteses Auditivas”. 

To learn more about the author of these books and discover his top-notch clinic in Campinas don’t hesitate to click the button below

January Boost 2

Boost 2

New courses release continues!

We started a year with a brand new series of highly educational courses from our HEARRING experts! Let us introduce to you fresh three courses added to the collection.

The fourth course includes a brilliant discussion on “How to preserve the organ of Corti in Cochlear Implantation” moderated by our renowned member Prof. Dr. Paul Van de Heyning. The panelists of this discussion are Prof. Dr. Manoj Manikoth, Prof. Dr. Luis Lassaletta, Prof. Dr. Uwe Baumann, Prof. Dr. Timo Stöver, Prof. Dr. Shin-Ichi Usami, Prof. Dr. Hinrich Staecker, Prof. Dr. Stefan Dazert and Prof. Dr. Piotr Skarzynski. Our experts talk about the general and conceptual approach to the topic of the Corti organ, then look into the surgical aspects of it, followed by the electrophysiological monitoring and then sum up with the final comments.

This course is undergoing the process of receiving international accreditation in the amount of 1 CPD point. The certificate confirming the accreditation will be available soon.

The fifth course is comprised of four presentations by our renowned experts talking about “Age and Hearing Implants”. It also contains a panel discussion where the HEARRING professionals are reflecting on the importance of Quality Standards for older CI recipients and the need to raise awareness about hearing loss in older adults, illustrating the issues with some examples from their clinical practice. Prof. Dr. Dayse Tavora talks about the topic of “Cortical Auditory Responses: an objective tool for CI optimisation in different age groups”. Prof. Dr. Sandra Bellekom presents the “Adult cochlear implant trends in Australia”. Prof. Dr. Uwe Baumann looks into “Converting Unsuccessful Hearing Aid Users to Cochlear Implants”. And finally, Prof. Dr. Griet Mertens dives into the “Outcomes after CI in older adults”. The course is concluded by an insightful Q&A session.

Now, the sixth course includes four presentations by our experts on the general topic of “Digital Patient Health and Remote Care”. Prof. Dr. Ranjith Rajeswaran shares his vast experience with a talk titled “Evolving Digital CI Care in South India – MERF model”. Prof. Dr. Artur Lorens gives insights into “Professional Support of Patients Hearing Journey”. Dr. Phil. Heike Kühn delivers a presentation on “CI Rehabilitation. Auditory Training after Cochlear Implantation in Adults”. Prof. Dr. Dayse Tavora dives into the topic of “Digital Patient Health and Remote Care. Remote CI fitting”.

HEARRING symposium at 17th CI2024 Gran Canaria


at the 17th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies

We are delighted to announce that there will be a HEARRING symposium with our experts present at the upcoming CI2024, the International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies! The conference takes place on 21-24 of February in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria in Spain, while the HEARRING Symposium will happen on the 23d of February, 2024 at 3:35 p.m. WET in Hall 7.

What can you expect?

The focus of the symposium will be on adults.

We set the stage for understanding how to improve CI and EAS hearing in adults by presenting the importance of stimulating the apical region (Prof. Agrawal), and by understanding psycho-acoustic evaluation of apical electric stimulation (Prof. Van De Heyning). Furthermore, we bring to spotlight the importance of preserving the delicate structures of the inner ear (Prof. Gavilán) as it is crucial for optimal results. We then provide the evidence that this is possible and is supported by long-term clinical data (Prof. Hagen). This is achieved by relying on quality standards (Prof. Hagr), serving as a holistic guide for clinics. While scientific evidence illuminates the path forward, technology access remains a challenge and we need to emphasize the practical importance of Adult Hearing Screening (Prof. Lassaletta) and reimbursement. All of this concludes the presentation by Ellen Andries PhD on the ICF (international classification of functioning, disability and health) for adults, which will establish a common language for healthcare providers when it comes to understanding the importance of CI’s and EAS outcomes.

For more info about the conference visit the official conference website:

January Boost


LET'S start the new year with new ideas!


In HEARRING we believe there is no better way to begin 2024 than by launching a brand new series of highly educational courses from our renowned experts!

It will include a number of video lectures and discussions by our members on a range of crucial topics in hearing implantation, which will help to broaden your outlook and bring your knowledge to a new level. We have been releasing two courses each week to provide you with a more profound and intense learning experience, so make sure to stay tuned for our regular updates!  

The first lecture we are honoured to present you is titled “Adult Hearing Screening: Its Value”. It is delivered by Luis Lassaletta Atienza, our expert from La Paz University Hospital in Madrid. He looks into the hearing loss statistics from the WHO and explains the specifics of how to perform hearing screening in the best way. Click the button below to watch the video:

As next, we have launched a fantastic course dedicated to Otosclerosis comprising five talks by PhD Ellen Andries, PhD Mohammad Al Saadi, Prof. Dr. Mohan Kameswaran, Prof. Dr. Piotr Skarzynski and Prof. Dr. Artur Lorens. This course focuses on the topic of “Otosclerosis and Hearing Implant Solutions”. It was recorded during the Fifth International Symposium on Otosclerosis and Stapes Surgery in Brussels in April of 2023.

Click the button below to watch the video and boost you knowledge:

The third release this month is truly special in its comprehensiveness! It consists of our experts’ presentations recordings from the European Symposium for Paediatric Cochlear Implantation, which took place in May 2023 in Rotterdam, and is titled “Quality Standards and Treatment of Severe Hearing Loss in Adults”.

In this course Prof. Luis Lassaletta Atienza looks into the WHO Hearing Report and its six main action items. Prof. Abdulrahman Hagr talks about the concept of standards in the context of clinical practice. Dr. Anja Kurz elaborates on the importance of creating HEARRING quality standards and minimal outcome measures. Prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński dives into the process of adult hearing screening and the possibilities of moving forward. Prof. Griet Mertens looks into the effect of Cochlear Implantation on the cognitive decline in severely hearing-impaired older adults.

Click the button below to access the course and learn from the brightest minds in the field!

Update on hearing implants in Campinas



November 27th, 2023 – 8AM 

IOU Training Center
Avenida José Roberto Magalhães Teixeira, 150 – 2º piso
Cidade Universitária – Campinas-SP

We are looking forward to an enriching discussion. Save the date and join us in Campinas – Brazil!

HEARRING meeting Wiesbaden 2022

pursuing Our Vision.

Group Picture

changing the
future together

HEARRING Network Meeting in Wiesbaden took place on 24-26 of October 2022 and it was spectacular! We were beyond excited to see our members reconnect in person after three years, exchange their profound experience and share thoughts on the hottest topics in cochlear implantation. We believe such events are key to pushing the limits and raising the standards of quality all over the world!

The presentations of our experts touched upon a wide range of highly important topics, such as access to hearing technologies in different countries, global quality standards, artificial intelligence in medicine and anatomy-based fitting. The recordings of several sessions will be soon available on our Learning Platform HEARRING Boost, so stay tuned for updates!

We are truly grateful to everyone who participated and are already looking forward to our next Network Meeting in 2023.

“Working Together, Advancing Together,
for the benefit of Patients.”

Winter HEARRING Round Table 2023


Dec 14, 2023

Diversity is the spice of life. People from all walks of life come with different languages, different speaking and writing styles, and different terminology. This can foster creativity and new modes of thinking. However, this can come at a cost: diversity in language can sometimes impede communication and understanding. 

In the healthcare field, it is important to have a clear precise, and mutually understood language. Recognizing this issue, the World Health Organization developed the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) framework. This framework provides a core set of terminology and procedures for measuring and reporting health and disability. Much work has been done to adapt the ICF framework to hearing, and in particular to the cochlear implant field. In this HEARRING round table, we will discuss the progress, benefits, and remaining challenges in developing and adopting a set of ICF-compliant terminology and practices for adult cochlear implant users.

Join our wonderful panelists on the 14th of December 2023 and discuss another essential topic with the field of hearing implants. 

Follow our social media to see the ZOOM link to join this event.

Audiological outcomes of robot-assisted cochlear implant surgery

Audiological outcomes
of robot-assisted
cochlear implant surgery

Today we have a very special state-of-the-art paper to share with you! It’s titled “Audiological outcomes of robot-assisted cochlear implant surgery”. It was co-authored by our renowned experts from Antwerp Prof. Paul Van de Heyning. Prof.  Vincent Van Rompaey, Prof. Griet Mertens and Prof. Vedat Topsakal.

The main objective of this study was to evaluate the short-term and long-term audiological outcomes in patients who underwent cochlear implantation with a robot-assisted system to enable access to the cochlea, and to compare outcomes with a matched control group of patients who underwent cochlear implantation with conventional access to the cochlea.

To find out more about this brilliant study and it outcomes click the link below to see the full publication!