University Hospital Tubingen

Tuebingen, Germany

Treatment of sensorineural hearing loss with tympanotomy (program ID: 136479)

Hans Peter Zenner

Prof. Dr. med.

Hans Peter Zenner

Department of Otolaryngology

Specialized in: otolaryngology, plastic surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • Studium der Medizin in Würzburg und Mainz mit Studienaufenthalt in Paris
  • Promotion zum Dr. med. in der Krebsforschung bei Walter Kley in Mainz
  • Studium der Unternehmensführung in Zürich und Koblenz, Abschluß als MBA

Beruflicher Werdegang:

  • 1974 bis 1976 Post-doc bei Ernst Helmreich, Institut für Physiologische Chemie der Universität Würzburg, Arbeitsthema: Signaltransfer durch Biologische Membranen
  • Ab 1976 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, ·1981 Habilitation auf dem Gebiet der Onkologie und Privatdozent an der Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenkranke der Universität Würzburg bei Walter Kley. ·Forschungsaufenthalte an der University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1985) und an der Washington University, St. Louis (1986), USA
  • 1986 Berufung zum Universitätsprofessor an die Universität Würzburg, 1988 an die Universität Tübingen
  • 2000 bis 2003 Präsident der Deutschen Akademie für HNO-Heilkunde, Kopf-Hals-Chirurgie
  • 2001/2002 Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für HNO-Heilkunde, Kopf-Hals-Chirurgie
  • 2009 und 2010 Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte (GDNÄ). Seit 2010 ·Präsidiumsmitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina 


Mehrere Auszeichnungen und Preise, darunter den Leibniz-Preis; zuletzt Shambaugh-Award (2010) und Alexander von Humboldt-Medaille (2014). Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina; mehrere wissenschaftliche Ehrenmitgliedschaften und mehrere Ehrendoktorwürden.

Klinische Schwerpunkte:

Kopf-Hals-Tumoren, minimal-invasive Chirurgie von Nase und Nebenhöhlen, hörverbessernde Chirurgie des Mittel- und Innenohres. Mitentwicklung der Tübinger Titanprothesen und von implantierbaren Hörgeräten, Begründung des Cochlear-Implant-Centrums und des Kopf-Hals-Tumorzentrums Tübingen. Stärkung von Schädelbasischirurgie und Chirurgie des Kleinhirnbrückenwinkels.  


Onkologie (HPV, mAK zur Tumortherapie); Neurobiologie (cochleärer Amplifier, Transduktion, sensorische Neurokognition, Embryologie) und Medizintechnik (aktive und passive Implantologie) des auditorischen Systems.  


Kopf-Hals-Chirurgie, Wissenschaftsethik 


About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Annually the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Tubingen provides diagnosis and treatment to about 40,000 children and adults. The medical director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Hubert Löwenheim. The Department has 64 beds in three stations and an intensive care unit. To perform various types of surgery, the Department has five operating rooms equipped with the most advanced equipment.

The Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Tubingen under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Hubert Löwenheim has one of the largest Head and Neck Cancer Centers in Germany, the Cochlear Transplant Center as well as the intenationally recognized Research Center and ranks among the largest Departments of Otolaryngology in Europe. The task of the Head and Neck Cancer Center (ZKHT), founded in 2008 under the auspices of the Southwest Cancer Center –Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) Tubingen, is to provide common standards in diagnosis and treatment of head and neck tumors. These include tumors of the larynx, pharynx, oral cavity (cancer of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity and tongue), tumors of the face (e.g. cancroid), salivary glands (e.g. parotid gland), nose and paranasal sinuses (e.g. maxillary sinus cancer), skull base, ear (e.g., temporal bone cancer), cerebellopontine angle and neck (e.g. thyroid cancer). There is also a number of outpatient and comprehensive outpatient departments.

The treatment focuses of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Tubingen include:

  • Laser surgery
  • Throat and head cancer
  • Skull base abd ear surgery
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Navigation surgery
  • Ear Implant Center
  • Treatment for pediatric disorders of hearing and speech
  • Plastic surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Treatment of communication disorders.

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
  • tympanotomy
  • 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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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Insurance in case of extra expenses for the treatment of foreign patients
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
Total costs:

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