2nd St. Poelten Live Surgical Video-Workshop

Online & St. Pölten, Austria, Europe

The HEARRING center – St. Pölten – will be organizing an outstanding video-workshop dedicated to the topic “From passive to active: PMEI, VSB and CI”. Do not miss the chance to witness the live surgery held by HEARRING world class experts and expand your horizons within the field of auditory science.

The event will take place on the 17th of February 2021! 

It will include moderated live surgeries as well as live Q&A sessions and discussions.


The program of the event is presented below, but please keep in mind that it is preliminary and is thus subject to changes:


Further information and the final program will be communicated soon. We will keep you posted on these updates here, on our website as well as on our social media accounts!

Arabcic 2021

Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City Dubai, UAE

We are very pleased to announce that the 2ND ARAB COCHLEAR IMPLANT CONFERENCE will finally be happening this year! It is going to be hosted by our prominent expert Prof. Abdulrahman Hagr in Dubai, UAE, from 9 till 11 of September, 2021. The event will take place in the spectacular Intercontinental Hotel Dubai Festival City. The scientific program of the conference is outstanding, with high variety of sessions expanding the knowledge and experience of every participant.

Moreover, it’s an honour for us to let you know that several HEARRING members will participate as speakers, and our group is beyond grateful for such opportunity to reconnect and catch up in person!

This event is one of the most important conferences in the field of ENT and Cochlear Implants in the Middle East as well as around the globe. For the second time it will unify acclaimed scientists, specialists, consultants, therapists, academicians and other interested parties to discuss the emerging trends and opportunities addressing the current and advanced demands.

For more information about the conference, its speakers and program click the link below: https://arabcic.com

Wuerzburg 33rd Course on Microsurgery of the Middle Ear

University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

As live events and online discussions have proven to be an excellent solution when adapting to the changing global environment, our experts are actively leveraging this way of communication to stay connected and advance together.

This is why, we are beyond excited to announce the 33rd Course on Microsurgery of the Middle Ear and Auditory Implants including the 2nd Advanced Training on Comprehensive Hearing Restoration by HEARRING!

The event will last for three days from 1st till 3rd of March 2021. It will be possible to attend this event in person as well as online. The agenda includes a live surgery projected in 3D HDTV with demonstration of different approaches and microsurgical techniques in live surgery, such as tympanoplasty, stapes surgery, cholesteatoma surgery, cochlear implants, active middle ear implants, acoustic neuroma surgery and Menière surgery.

There will also be lectures dedicated to such key topics as Indications, tips and tricks, tympanoplasty, stapesplasty, cholesteatoma surgery, cochlear implantation, active middle ear implants and acoustic neuroma. Moreover, a special comprehensive HEARRING lecture will be conducted.

As to the practical part of the event, there will be two days of temporal bone exercises: Day 1 will be focused on Classical preparations, while during Day 2 HEARRING will provide the 2nd advanced training on Comprehensive Hearing Restoration.

Last but not least, one free session of a hands-on workshop on audiology, implant indications and radiology will be available to all the participants!

We truly hope you would find this agenda as interesting and relevant as we do, so don’t forget to save the date and join us online!

To sign up please click on the link below and use the online registration form;


For any further questions please contact: binder_c@ukw.de

Minimal outcome measurements in pediatric cochlear implant users

a consensus paper

HEARRING is proud to announce that our paper on Minimal Outcome Measurements in pediatric cochlear implant users has been published in B-ENT periodical! It was written by our distinguished experts including Griet Mertens, Paul Van de Heyning, Vincent Van Rompaey, Maria Fernanda Di Gregorio, Robert H. Eikelboom, Roberta Marino, Anja Kurz, Artur Lorens, Sasidharan Pulibalathingal , Ranjith Rajeswaran, Dayse Tavora-Vieira, Vedat Topsakal and other honorable members of our group.

The benefits of cochlear implantation in children with severe hearing impairments are widely known. However, there is no consensus regarding which minimal outcome measurements should be used to determine outcomes in this population with pediatric cochlear implant. Therefore, the authors aim to propose a MOM test battery for pediatric CI recipients that can facilitate international multicenter research and collaboration.

This remarkable study presents a consensus on a MOM test battery for pediatric CI recipients that was agreed upon by members of the HEARRING group. To view and download the publication click the button below:

Cognitive Improvement After Cochlear Implantation

with Severe or Profound Hearing Impairment

HEARRING is always delighted to share new publications co-authored by the members of our group. It gives us an opportunity not only to spread the latest research outcomes, but also to inspire more prospective studies in the field of auditory science. The theme of our latest research paper is Cognitive Improvement after Cochlear Implantation in Older Adults with Severe or Profound Hearing Impairment. It has been published in the Journal of Ear & Hearing this year. The nature of the study design is truly exceptional, being prospective, longitudinal, controlled and multicenter.

The study involves such prominent HEARRING members, as Griet Mertens, Vedat Topsakal, Paul Van de Heyning, Vincent Van Rompaey, Miryam Calvino, Javier Gavilán, Piotr Henryk Skarżyński, Henryk Skarżyński, Christopher Raine, Dayse Tavora-Vieira, Roberta Marino, Aanand Acharya and Luis Lassaletta

According to the results of the study, improvements of the overall cognitive functioning and attention were observed after cochlear implantation in the intervention group. Moreover, significant positive effects of cochlear implantation on sound quality and self-perceived hearing outcomes were found in the intervention group. However, older CI users did not, in terms of cognition, bridge the performance gap with adults with normal hearing after one year of CI use. The fact that experienced, older CI users still present subnormal cognitive functioning may highlight the need for additional cognitive rehabilitation in the long term after implantation.

To view the full publication and download it, click the link below.


Quality standards for adult cochlear implantation in single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss

by Dayse Távora-Vieira , Gunesh Rajan , Paul Van de Heyning , Griet Mertens

HEARRING is delighted to bring you great news this week: another one of our papers has been published recently! Its authors are our distinguished members Dayse Távora-Vieira, Gunesh Rajan, Paul Van de Heyning and Griet Mertens. Their publication is dedicated to “Quality standards for adult cochlear implantation in single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss”, aiming to establish the best possible hearing rehabilitation options and professional care in such cases.

Be sure to give it a read by clicking the link below and, of course, share with your network to spread the insights.

We are HEARRING vision



HEARRING Group has been constantly evolving over the years of its activity, as we consider development to be an essential part of progress. However, we also believe that it is vital to remain true to the core identity of our group – striving for quality while dealing with all aspects of hearing restoration. The essence of our collective as well as our mission and vision have been described by the members of our steering committee in this short video, that we are truly glad to share with you.
Our distinguished experts give an excellent overview of everything that HEARRING Group is and does, highlighting the main facts and communicating the true essence of our collective. 
The video can be found below or at

Structure Preservation in Cochlear Implantation


HEARRING is truly glad to continue spreading the knowledge in the field of auditory science by continuously creating and sharing NEW courses.

This time, our brilliant expert Prof. Dr. Gunesh Rajan will be addressing the subject of Structure Preservation in Cochlear Implantation in a concise yet comprehensive manner in the latest course – available now online in the Knowledge Boost section on our website. 

You can find the full video course by clicking this link : 

COVID-19 section

covid19 pandemic HEARRING

We decided to take initiative based on the current affairs and launch a new extremely important section about COVID-19. We believe that we all face this crisis together; and by pooling collective knowledge worldwide, we can progress faster in the process of conquering the virus. Therefore, HEARRING Group would like to once again bring attention to our two latest online events regarding the topics of “Setting new standards in clinical practices in the COVID-19 era” and “Audiology services during COVID-19”. Moreover, following the online round table discussion on the matter of “Audiology services during COVID-19”, experts all over the world took part in a survey on the subject. The findings are available in our COVID-19 section. Additionally, HEARRING picked the most relevant COVID-19 publications resonating through the field of auditory science. 

Find the link to the section above.

Audiology Services during COVID-19


HEARRING members are successfully continuing to adapt to the new format of online events and keep up the collective effort of maintaining the excellence of ENT practice worldwide. Our second online meeting was held on June 26th and was dedicated to the topic of Audiology Services during COVID-19. It was hosted by Prof. Ranjith Rajeswaran and Prof. Baumgartner; and  involved such prominent experts in the field as Dr. Anja Kurz, Prof. Dr. Dayse Tavora, Prof. Dr. Griet Mertens, Prof. Dr. Meg Dillon and Dr. Saranya Narayan. 

To learn more about the subject don’t hesitate to click on the video below and access the full recording of the event : 

Join the full discussion...


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