Programme Wednesday, 15.09.2021

  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 09:00

    Opening of the trade exhibition of the hearing instruments industry

  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 12:00

    Opening reception

  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 12:30–14:00
    Dr. Matthias Neumann, Federal Ministry of Health, Medical Devices Safety, Berlin

    Opening ceremony and keynote address:
    "Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and its importance for the healthcare trades"

  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 14:00–14:15


  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 14:15–14:45
    Sara Burdak, Au.D., and Archelle Georgiou, M.D., Eden Prairie, Minnesota (USA)

    “Impact of COVID-19 on hearing health and wellness”

  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 14:45–15:15
    Jack Scott, Ph.D., Glenview, Illinois (USA)

    “Hearing loss and tinnitus from Covid-19: A hearing health pandemic?”

  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 15:15–15:45
    Dr. Florian Denk, Lübeck

    “Occlusion and coupling effects with different earmould designs – just a matter of the acoustic mass?”

  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 15:45–16:15
    Dr. Volker Kühnel, Stäfa (Switzerland)

    “Acoustic coupling – the underestimated factor in hearing aid fitting”

  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 17:00–19:00

    General meeting of the European Union of Hearing Aid Acousticians

  • Wednesday, 15 September 2021 19:30

    FGH Partners Evening

Programme Thursday, 16.09.2021

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 09:30–10:15
    Dr. Martin Justus, Alexander Seliger, National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds, Berlin

    Public health politics topic: Online
    "Determining fixed prices for the trade of hearing aid acoustics from the perspective of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds"

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 10:15–11:00
    Dr.-Ing. Jan Helmig, Chief Digital Officer, opta data Gruppe, Essen

    Public health politics topic:
    “Telematics infrastructure in the German health care system – benefits and challenges for hearing aid acousticians”

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:00–11:30
    Prof. Dr. Dr. Gerhard Goebel, Prien am Chiemsee

    “Misophonia: A largely unknown sound sensitivity variant with little researched therapy”

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:30–12:00
    Nikolai Bisgaard, M.Sc., EHIMA, Brussels (Belgium)

    “HearStream – a new Bluetooth-based sound reinforcement system for hearing aid users“

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 12:00–14:00


  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 14:00–14:30
    Harald Bonsel, Reinheim

    “trueLOUDNESS: Method to measure binaural broadband loudness summation”

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 14:30–15:00
    Christine la Cour Bentzon, M.A., Copenhagen (Denmark)

    “The impact of a receiver module with canal microphone on listening effort and acceptance and the resulting benefits for users and hearing care professionals”

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 15:00–15:30
    Melanie Krüger, M.Sc., Oldenburg

    “Improving spatial speech intelligibility of everyday sentences in noise by hearing aid fitting”

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 15:30–16:00
    Prof. Dr. Hartmut Meister, Cologne

    “Attentional mechanisms in static and dynamic cocktail party situations”

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 16:00–16:30
    Dr. Martin Kinkel, Burgwedel

    “Hearing aids in the cloud – what does that mean for hearing care professionals?”

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 16:30–17:00
    Sascha Haag, M.A., Erlangen

    “Concept for auditory contrast enhancement with hearing aids”


  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 09:30–11:00
    Prof. Dr. Anke Lesinski-Schiedat, Hanover

    T1: “Best practice in CI therapy” (case studies) (in German only)
    Presenter: Eva Keil-Becker, Koblenz

  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 11:30–13:00
    Dan Hilgert-Becker, Bonn; Dr. Hendrik Husstedt, Lübeck; Thorsten Knoop, Kiel

    T2: “Percentile analysis – from the basics to new insights” (in German only)
    Presenter: Beate Gromke, Leipzig


  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 18:30

    Congress Get-together

Programme Friday, 17.09.2021

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 09:30–10:00
    Max Engler, M.Sc., Erlangen

    “Hearing aid provision for severe hearing loss: Real-ear measurements and targets for NAL-NL2 and DSL v.5.0”

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 10:00–10:30
    Dr. Florian Schmidt, Lübeck

    “Estimation of MC levels using intraoperatively determined eCAP thresholds of AutoART”

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 10:30–11:00
    Dr.-Ing. Josef Chalupper, Hanover

    “Which opportunities and challenges does CI rehabilitation offer to hearing aid acousticians?”

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 11:00–11:30
    Dr. Jérôme Servais, Bensheim, and Dr. Christian Reuther, Berlin

    “Patient or clinic – who is the operator of a cochlear implant?” A talk between Dr. med. Servais and Dr. jur. Reuther

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 11:30–12:00
    Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Kompis, Bern (Switzerland)

    “New research into bone conduction hearing aids: Benefit of non-implanted devices and influence of MPO”

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 12:00–14:00


  • Friday, 17 September 2021 14:00–14:30
    Prof. Dr. Tobias Moser, Göttingen

    Future Friday: “Update on an optogenetic cochlear implant”

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 14:30–15:00
    Dr. Birgitta Gabriel, Ellerbek

    Future Friday: “The hearing care professional of the future”

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 15:00–15:30
    Stefan Menzl, Brussels (Belgium)

    Future Friday: “The future of hearing systems – the next big thing?”

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 15:30–16:00
    Scott Peterson, Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)

    Future Friday: “Noah ES – cloud-based Extended Services providing reliable, compliant, and scalable solutions”

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 16:00–16:15

    Closing remarks


  • Friday, 17 September 2021 09:30–11:00
    Dr. Birgitta Gabriel, Ellerbek

    T3: “Coaching skills in hearing aid counselling” (in German only)
    Presenter: Nicole Meyer, Mönchengladbach

  • Friday, 17 September 2021 11:30–13:00
    Christoph Schulte, Münster

    T4: “Digital ear scan – a tool for high-quality custom hearing instrument fitting” (in German only)
    Presenter: Marc Osswald, Stuttgart