Taking place in Hannover in Germany, the Congress is one of the world’s largest hearing sector events. It combines a trade exhibition showcasing technological innovations with a programme of specialist lectures featuring the latest findings from international studies.
“For many years, the Congress and the exhibition have been a tried and tested platform where not only technological innovations are presented and scientific know-how is shared, but where the exchange of ideas and fruitful cooperation are cultivated,” said Dr. Stefan Zimmer, chairman of the German hearing aid industry association (BVHI) who are hosting the event. “Innovative technology relies on well-trained craftsmanship to fulfil the manufacturers and acousticians’ joint promise to people with impaired hearing: to provide more quality of life thanks to innovative hearing technology.”
Presentations this year included a report by Dr. Hashir Aazh from the Royal Surrey County Hospital in the UK on his research into developing guidelines for the management of hyperacusis and tinnitus, specifically the value of counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in relation to other treatments.