(Mainz/Frankfurt, 28 May 2020) The 65th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians has been postponed to next year. The European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) and the German Hearing Aid Industry Association (BVHI) are now announcing the new date for the event: the 65th EUHA Congress has been rescheduled to be held at Deutsche Messe Hannover from 15 to 17 September 2021.
Dear delegates, dear exhibitors, dear lecturers of the 65th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians,
In our previous information, we let you know that the EUHA and BVHI were prepared to adhere to their timeline for the conference and trade exhibition scheduled to be held from 7 to 9 October this year. For us as responsible healthcare associations of hearing aid manufacturers and hearing aid acousticians, the health and safety of people with impaired hearing, customers, and staff members have top priority. For us as the organisers of the largest hearing healthcare event, this also holds true for the health of our exhibitors, lecturers, and delegates from all over the world.
(EUHA/Mainz, 28 April 2020) In early April, the EUHA opened their EUHA TV knowledge site free of charge to everyone. Now anyone interested may bring themselves up to date on www.euha.tv. The portal has all the contributions from the 2016 to 2019 Congresses freely available, a total of 85 presentations for anyone's personal knowledge update.
(Frankfurt, 23 April 2020) Your hearing aid acoustician will be there for you! In a joint effort with hearing aid manufacturers, hearing aid acousticians make sure that people with impaired hearing will receive professionally fitted hearing systems – even in difficult conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. Good hearing is vital for communication and social participation. This is why Germany' federal government has classified hearing aid acousticians – just like doctors and dispensing chemists – as a profession with indispensable importance to the system.
(EUHA/Mainz, 22 April 2020) 29 April 2020 is International Noise Awareness Day. The pandemic is changing our everyday life. This also affects the noise that surrounds us. There are fewer trains, buses, motorcycles, trucks, and planes around now clearly reducing traffic noise. Less noise in our lives has direct effects on our health and well-being. We feel less stress, enjoy deeper sleep, are able to concentrate better, and feel more balanced.
(EUHA/Mainz, 7 April 2020) From 2020, students who have not (yet) completed their journeyman's examination shall be eligible to apply for the EUHA Sponsorship Award. The jury looks forward to receiving a broad range of papers with high relevance to hearing aid professionals.
(EUHA/Mainz, 9 December 2019) Further education and advanced vocational training no matter when and where – thanks to EUHA TV! As of now, the specialist lectures delivered at the 64th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians are available at www.euha.tv.
(EUHA/Mainz 11 September 2019) 16 October 2019 will be the day when the world's largest convention of hearing care professionals opens its gates to present current know-how, the latest in technology, and a new format on Friday.
64th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians: Online ticket shop – fast and convenient
(EUHA/Mainz, 15 August 2019) 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.
(EUHA/Mainz, 11 July 2019) The European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians has only recently set up its Facebook page. Members of the community are invited to browse the EUHA's Facebook page and add it to their network.
Fast-track presentations, events and lectures
(Mainz/Frankfurt, 26 June 2019) "Save the date for Future Friday!" The 64th International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians has a special highlight to offer this year: "Future Friday" – a day exclusively dedicated to forward-looking topics focussing on hearing aid technology. The European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) and the German Hearing Aid Industry Association (BVHI) will be presenting free information on innovative issues, trends, and future developments. Trade fair visitors and conference delegates will have a chance to participate in these events on Friday, 18 October 2019, running at the same time as the Congress lecture programme.
(EUHA/Mainz, 3 December 2018) The specialist lectures of the 63rd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians are now available on EUHA TV at www.euha.tv. EUHA TV was established in 2016 with a view to offering information that may be used at home as well as to delve deeper into individual topics after the Congress.
(EUHA/Mainz, 29 October 2018) On 17 October 2018, the General Assembly of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) elected the Executive Committee of the EUHA for the next three years. The EUHA members have voted Beate Gromke President of the EUHA. Eva Keil-Becker will be the association's Vice President, and Jürgen Matthies its Vice President and Treasurer.
(EUHA/Mainz, 7 September 2018) Technical developments are revolutionary. A telephone with a dial, which was exclusively used for telephone calls and used to be found in every household until the 1980s, has little in common with modern smartphones. These are used to make purchases, write text messages, and connect worldwide. Modern hearing systems have developed at a similar pace. Until a few years ago, they were exclusively intended for listening. Now they have digital functions and can be connected to TV sets, telephones, and GPS via Bluetooth.
(EUHA/Mainz, 31 August 2018) Starting at the end of August, the EUHA ticket shop will be online! Congress delegates may purchase their Congress tickets, the tickets for the trade exhibition, and those for the Congress Get-together online before the event. This reduces waiting times at Deutsche Messe Hannover. The time saved can be used for visiting the trade exhibition, for attending the Congress, or for talking shop with colleagues.
"Quiet is the new loud" is the motto for the 21st Noise Awareness Day in Germany, to be held on 25 April 2018.
In the 1970s, when going to the disco, nobody was thinking of protecting their hearing, in the 1980s, portable audio cassette players were on the rise, and from 2000, MP3 players have blasted our ears with music.
To coincide with the 62nd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) has published a new guideline entitled "Custom-made earmoulds for fitting hearing systems". It offers a structured and condensed survey of all aspects relevant for custom-made earmoulds, and can serve acousticians who wish to check and refresh their knowledge. Providing directions on the procedure as part of quality management, it is also suitable as a guide in training and advanced education.
Several guidelines have been developed on the initiative of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA). Issues such as hearing protection, audio therapy in hearing aid acoustics, and percentile analysis have been tackled in the respective guidelines. Early this year, the EUHA released practical recommendations on "Wireless remote microphone systems – configuration, verification and measurement of individual benefit", which are now also available in English.
Four weeks after the 62nd International Congress of Hearing Aid Acousticians, EUHA TV presents original-language video recordings of the lectures held at the event!
"Images give more consolation than many words."
Staying connected using hearing systems, smartphones and the hearing acoustician's services
(EUHA/Mainz, 5 September 2017) Smartphones are on everyone's lips, or rather in every user's hands. The world is connected thanks to these serviceable and convenient devices. By analogy, there are intelligent hearing systems that make sure that people with impaired hearing stay in touch with the world around them, and remain connected due to innovative communications technology. Experts are therefore talking about "smart hearing", or "intelligent hearing systems".
As of 16 February 2017, the German designation of Europäische Union der Hörgeräteakustiker e. V. was changed to Europäische Union der Hörakustiker e. V.
Cooperation between phoniatricians and hearing aid acousticians strengthened
(EUHA/Mainz, 10 October 2016) As part of the 28th Congress of the Union of the European Phoniatricians (UEP), the second European Phoniatric EUHA Hearing Award was presented on 1 October 2016. The European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians (EUHA) wishes to make a statement with a view to extraordinary research work, thus strengthening the good cooperation with the Union of the European Phoniatricians (UEP). This partnership is aimed at learning from one another and sharing knowledge on the partner’s achievements and the options feasible as part of patient-oriented care based on the idea that hearing aid acousticians and phoniatricians should each have their share in patient management. Special emphasis is placed on paediatric audiology, diagnostics, prophylaxis, and rehabilitation.