The OSSEO Congress is delighted to present this year's Bone Conduction Award to Prof. Dr. Hannes Maier!
Hannes Maier studied mathematics and physics at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany. After the pre-diploma, he continued is studies at the Université de Paris Sud, Orsay, France, before he received a Max-Planck fellowship at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics, Frankfurt, Germany. There he worked there on the theory of interaction between electric fields and cells receiving his diploma in physics in 1987 and his PhD in 1993 from Johann-Wolfgang-v. Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. After a post-doctoral position at the Dept. of Otolaryngology, Hearing Research Laboratory, Tübingen University, Germany working experimentally on the micromechanics of the apical cochlea he was appointed Head of Audiology/Neurotology at the Dept. Otolaryngology, Hamburg Eppendorf University Medical School, Hamburg, Germany in 1998. From 2008 to 2011 he joined the start-up Phonak Acoustic Implants SA, Morges, Switzerland as senior research scientist for the development of an active direct acoustic cochlear implant. In 2012 he was appointed associate professor for Experimental Audiology in the Cluster of “Excellence Hearing 4all” and Head of the Acoustic Implants Team, Dept. Otolaryngology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. His main areas of research are the audiological and experimental evaluation of active middle ear implants and bone conduction devices as well as the development of new acoustic implants.
Congratulations Dr. Maier!
University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI, USAPresenting: Sound Localization in Active Transcutaneous Bone Conduction Implant Users with Single-Sided Deafness
Massachusetts Eye and Ear & Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA, USA Presenting: Music Perception in Bone Anchored Hearing Implant Users
Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics, RWTH Aachen University; Aachen, GermanyPresenting: Directionality and decomposition of the bone conduction mechanisms at the inner ear
Emory University Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; Atlanta, GA, USAPresenting: BONEBRIDGE Implantation in Pediatric Patients Age 11 Years and Younger: Is it Safe and Effective?; and The Transition from Abutment to Active Transcutaneous Bone Conduction Hearing Devices in Pediatric Patient
Cardiff University; Wales, UK Presenting: Cross-talk Cancellation in Bilteral Bone Anchored Hearing Aids
Emory University Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery; Atlanta, GA, USA Presenting: Best Practices and Clinical Experience in Children with Bone Conduction Hearing Devices (BCHDs)
KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium Presenting: Optical Coherence Tomography Vibrometry: Non-destructive intracochlear investigation of bone conduction in humans
Tampa, Florida, USAPresenting: Need to Change Reference Equivalent Threshold Force Levels (RETFLs) in the American and International Audiometer Standards: Evidence of the False Air-bone Gaps
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Leuven, BelgiumPresenting: Assessing the Accuracy of Preclinical Evaluation Techniques for Bone Conduction Devices
Presenting: Characterization of staphylococcal clinical isolates obtained from the bone-anchored hearing system and relation to clinical outcome
Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, GermanyPresenting: A New Method to Determine Maximum Output of a Transcutaneous Active Bone Conduction Implant
University of Sao Paulo; Bauru, SP, Brazil
Presenting: Skull Simulator: Verification of prescribed force levels by the DSL-BC rule in percutaneous bone anchored hearing devices users.
University of Greifswald; Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Presenting: Hearing improving surgery or middle ear implant? Lifetime costs of the Vibrant Soundbridge (VSB) compared to alternative treatment options.