The Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Hannover Medical School (MHH) is internationally renowned for hosting the world s largest cochlear implant (CI) programme to treat severely hearing impaired patients. To date, more than 9000 people have received a CI here. One of our priority areas, therefore, is provision of hearing systems: from the development of the devices themselves to lifelong support for our patients. Together, the German Hearing Center Hannover and the scientific laboratories form the joint platform for these activities.
Other priority areas include hearing-aid fitting (and improving this process), the early identification of hearing loss in children, diagnosis and treatment of inner-ear diseases including tinnitus, skull base surgery including treatment of acoustic neuroma, tumour surgery using modern laser surgical and endoscopic techniques, diseases of the nose and sinuses, covering allergology, environmental medicine and plastic/reconstructive techniques.