Hannover Medical School, MHH

Hannover, Germany

Replacement of the stapes bone of the middle ear with titanium implants in hearing loss (program ID: 244601)

Thomas Lenarz

Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas Lenarz

Department of Otolaryngology

Specialized in: otolaryngology

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Hearing impairment is one of the most common diseases in our society. In Germany alone, about 15 million people of all ages suffer from various forms of this disease. All forms and degrees of hearing loss without exception can now be diagnosed and treated using the latest medical and technological developments.

Otolaryngology Clinic at the Medical University of Hanover is renowned at the international level thanks to the world's largest program for treatment of deaf and hardly hearing patients using the cochlear implant. Thus, the clinic focuses on the area of ​​treatment with hearing aids, from the development of devices to the life-long patient care. Still, the German Center for treatment of hearing loss in Hanover makes a common platform jointly with scientific laboratories.

Other services:

  • Early diagnosis of children's hearing loss,
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sensorineural hearing loss, including tinnitus
  • Complete middle ear surgery and care for middle ear implants,
  • Skull base surgery, including the treatment of acoustic neuromas,
  • Tumor surgery using the latest laser and endoscopic surgical procedures,
  • Treatment of chronic inflammation of nose and paranasal sinuses, including the allergology and environmental medicine
  • Plastic reconstructive surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • otorhinolaryngological examination:
    • Dix-Hallpike testing
    • nystagmus  testing:
      • spontaneous nystagmus
      • positional nystagmus
      • artificial nystagmus  testing
    • speech audiometry 
    • tympanometry 
    • eustachian tube testing
    • testing of blood pressure and buzzing
      for tinnitus examination
    • otoacoustic emission test
    • brainstem audiometry 
    • VEMP testing
      (Vestibular evoked Myogenic Potential)
    • video head impulse testing 
    • eye movement testing
    • CT of petrous pyramid
    • contrast-enhanced MR 
      imaging on labyrinth in 3D
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • replacement of the stapes bone
    of the middle ear​ with titanium implants
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
  • written statement
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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Whether it is research, patient care or teaching, the concept of targeted promotion of basic aspects of activities has secured the first place of the Medical University of Hanover among the leading university hospitals in Germany in recent years.
Medical University of Hanover is a brilliant of healthcare. More than 57,000 stationary and more than 385,000 outpatients are treated in MUH. Meanwhile, it should be noted that medical research is closely related to the modern methods of diagnostics and treatment at the highest level. MUG is a clinic offering the maximum care and treatment, one of the German hospitals serving, in particular, a large number of seriously ill people. It is on the 24th position in the top list of hospitals in 2015 according to FOCUS.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.