6th international hands-on course -
Implantable Hearing Systems

May 13 - 15, 2018 | Dresden, Germany

Dear all,

We are happy to inform you that the Implantable Hearing Systems Workshop 2018 will take place from May 13 - 15, 2018 in Dresden, Germany.

Hosted by: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Thomas Zahnert

Schedule Overview:

Sunday, May 13:
Arrival Guests
Welcome Reception (19:00 – 21:00)

Monday, May 14:
Live OP I
Hands-on experiments
Scientific Program
MED-EL Dinner (19:00 – 22:30)

Tuesday, May 15:
Live OP II
Hands-on experiments
Scientific Program
Departure Guests


  • Training on Hearing preservation during CI-Surgery
  • Advanced training on atraumatic electrode insertion
  • Training on bone work and planning of the BONEBRIDGE
  • Training on sound coupling of the SOUNDBRIDGE

Target Group:

The target group for this workshop are beginners to experienced hearing implant professionals. In particular, beginners are able to learn from discussions with hearing implant experts.


The workshop will contain a mixture of live surgeries, hands-on experiments and presentations.

Temporal Bone Lab (TBL):

Places for the TBL slots are limited, so make sure to block your customers a spot in time via the attached registration file (see below).
Drilling will be done on artificial bones, no fresh bones available.
We will allocate suitable groups for the 2 sessions (“Basic” and “Advanced”) as fair as possible for all parties involved.

Hotel & Registration:

For registrations please use the attached excel file. Keep in mind that spaces are limited for this workshop – first come, first serve! Please download the file, fill it out completely and return it to Andrea Hollstein (andrea.hollstein@medel.de) until latest March 13, 2018.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,
Andrea Hollstein