Due to the recent spread of the COVID-19 virus in Europe and the World, the Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the IFHOH 2020 World Congress to ensure the safety of all participants.
While a new date for the Congress is yet to be set, we would like to inform you our intention that the program will remain intact with the same sponsors and registrations of delegates will be automatically transferred. The Congress is expected to take place in the spring of 2021.
We have decided to inform you immediately and will be working on details in the weeks to come. We will get back to you with more details as soon as possible.
Please note that the EFHOH AGM and the IFHOH BGM are also postponed and both organizations will get back to you regarding new dates.
For questions about the Congress matters pertaining to EFHOH email and for IFHOH
We hope that you are taking care of your health and staying safe.
Congress Organizing Committee
Dear New and Old Friends and Colleagues!
I invite you to attend the 11th IFHOH World Congress in Budapest, a historical city near the Danube River with lots of beautiful and interesting places to visit. The Congress will take place at the Hotel Helia Danubius, a wellness hotel with ample conference facilities and comfortable rooms.
Congress 2020 will offer food for the mind over two days. You will learn more about the life of the hard of hearing persons, and their personal and social challenges. You will be introduced to technological innovations for hearing accessibility, medical developments for better hearing, and to legislative, policy and human rights advances for hard of hearing people.
Interested in organizations at work? The Congress will be preceded by the Biennial General Meeting of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People and by the Annual General Meeting of the European Federation of Hard of Hearing People. As well, there will be a town hall meeting of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People.
There will be numerous exciting social events as well. We hope that this Congress will be a wonderful experience for you and your family! Register for IFHOH Congress 2020, and see you in Budapest!
Dr. Ruth Warick
Dr. Adam Kosa
IFHOH- International Federation of Hard of Hearing People
The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) was established in 1977 as an international, non-governmental organization, registered in Germany. IFHOH represents the interests of more than 300 million hard of hearing people worldwide. This includes late deafened adults, cochlear implant users, and people who experience Tinnitus, Meniere’s disease, Hyperacusis and auditory processing disorders. IFHOH has over 40 national member organizations from most regions of the world. IFHOH and the European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH) work to promote greater understanding of hearing loss issues and to improve access for hard of hearing people. IFHOH has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), affiliation with the World Health Organization, and membership in the International Disability Alliance.
SINOSZ- Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing(SINOSZ) as a national non-profit advocacy organization operating in Hungary live deaf and hard of hearing to promote social inclusion. To this end, the legislation provided for the implementation of encouraging help improve their quality of life, real needs and demands, based on processes encourage accessibility, community theatres facilities.
|8:00-8:30||Registration for AGM and BGM|
|8:30-12:00||Helia conference hall||EFHOH Annual General Meeting (European Federation of Hard of Hearing)|
|14:00-17:00||Helia conference hall||IFHOH Biannual General Meeting ( Internationasl Federation of Hard of Hearing)|
|14:00-18:00||Lobby||Registration for the Conference participants|
|19:00-21:00||Restaurant Jupiter ( Hotel Hélia)||Welcome Reception|
|9.00-10.00||Helia conference hall||Welcome session||Dr. Ruth Warick (IFHOH president)
Attila Fülöp / Ildikó Horváth - Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary
Dr. Ádám Kósa (SINOSZ president)
Juergen Schaeding (Conf. Patrons)
|10:00-10:30||Helia conference hall||2x30 min presentation||Shelley Chadha (WHO) keynote|
|10:30-11:00||PhD. Laszlo Lovaszy, Ph.D. - Hungarian keynote|
|11.40-12.00||Helia conference hall||General session||Dr. Ruth Warick - IFHOH president
Inclusive Education for Hard of Hearing Persons
|12:00-12:20||Dr. Andrea Jámbor - SINOSZ
World without barriers or voices?
|12:20-12:40||Dr. Max Niebling - EHIMA
Myths and facts about hearing aid usage
|12:40-13:00||Elisa Molino - Apple|
|14.30-14:50||Helia conference hall||Theme
Identity and interactions: personal and social dimensions of a hearing loss
I'm Hearing As Hard As I Can
|14:50-15:10||Vasiliki Maria (Vivian) ILIADOU
Hearing impairment is much more than we are currently evaluating.
Listen Up, New Zealand
|15:30-15:50||Lidia Best, Dr. Ewa Domagala-Zysk
A decade of progress for hard of hearing community in Poland
Technological innovations for hearing accessibility
|Ananya Herbert - Phonak
|14:50-15:10||Karyn D. Menck- Jennifer Schuck
Which Method of Speech-to-Text Captioning is Appropriate?
Providing accurate information to stakeholders and users of A/L technology
A Consumer-Focused Alternative to Hearing Aids
|16:30-17:00||Helia conference hall||Discussion and conclusion||Dr. Ruth Warick|
|17:00-18:30||Mercure room||Poster presentation|
|16.30-17:30||Venus room||IFHOHYP AGM (International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People)|
|20:00-22:00||Outside venue||Get together party ( optional)|
|9.00-9:10||Helia conference hall||Morning welcome speach||Chairman|
|9:10-9:30||General session||Avi Blau - IFHOH
Artificial Intelligence for Captions creation
|9:30-9:50||Dr. Ádám Kósa - SINOSZ
|9:50-10:10||Dr. Emese Belényi-
One household- How many cultures?
|11:00-11:20||Helia conference hall||4x20 min presentation in general topic||Michele Nealon, Aida Regel Poulsen (EFHOH)
The Impact of Hearing Loss on Social and Economic Status
Digital Skills as an Outlet for Participation
|11:40-12:00||Juliette Sterken; Barbara Kelley, Rob Drullman
Assistive Listening Technology – Today and Tomorrow
|11.00-12.30||Sue Archbold, PhD, Hon LLD ; Brian Lamb, OBE
Advocacy action to influence global public health policies on hearing care
|14:00-14:20||Helia conference hall||Theme
Medical developments for better hearing
|Patrick S.C. D'Haese
Digital campaigns to raise awareness on hearing loss
|14:20-14:40||Niels H. Pontoppidan, Ms
Lidia Best, Jeppe H. Christensen, Mark Sladen, Louisa Murdin, Doris-Eva
Insights from data-driven hearing healthcare in EVOTION
|14:40-15:00||Attila Tuzson, Association of Medical Devices Manufacturers, Hungary|
|15:00-15:20||Harald Seidler ,Germany DSB Head of Department
Historic formation of international cochlear implant advocacy alliance to improve access to cochlear implants for adult with severe to profound hearing loss
Legislative, policy and human rights advances for hard of hearing people
|Marit Skatvedt, Marte Oppedal Vale
A school without barriers
Hearing aid uptake across the world
The text interpreter business by Tokio interpreters Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
|15:00-15:20||Berit Elisabeth Tollefsen
School without barriers. How to gain equal rights and equality
|16:00-17:00||Helia conference hall||discussion and conclusion||Dr. Ruth Warick|
|19:00-22:00||Outside venue||Gala dinner|
Laszlo Lovaszy, Ph.D. - keynote
The presenter will show the past experience and the present challenges of hard of hearing people in the world through the lens of personal experiences. He will also provide different perspectives of hard of hearing persons in terms of legislation, technology, science as well as current societal phenomena with special regards to the activity and achievements of the UNCRPD Convention. He finally will give a larger picture on the European situation with a view to aging societies.
Early bird feeuntil 29 February 2020
Regular feefrom 1 March 2020
|Conference fee||490 EUR||590 EUR|
|Student ticket||350 EUR||390 EUR|
|Daily conference ticket||290 EUR||340 EUR|
|Accompained person ticket||120 EUR||140 EUR|
The Abstract Submission Deadline has been expired
However, due to the high number of requested received, Abstract Submission only for Poster Presentation is possible until 28 February 2020.
Call for paper
The best platform for presenting your research is at the IFHOH BGM/AGM & World Congress- Budapest 2020.
The conference covers aspects of the everyday life of hard of hearing people, including:
Theme 1. Identity and interactions: personal and social dimensions of a hearing loss
Theme 2. Technological innovations for hearing accessibility
Theme 3. Medical developments for better hearing
Theme 4. Legislative, policy and human rights advances for hard of hearing people
If you DO NOT receive any e-mail notification regarding your abstract submission by 1 February 2020, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Authors are invited to submit the one-page abstracts in PDF with clearly stating the purpose, the principal results, and major conclusion to be presented at the symposium. Abstract submission should be done through the electronic submission page. Submissions by fax, post, or e-mail will not be considered.
Abstracts can be submitted in English only.
It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author.
Thank you for your interest in partnering with us! We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate to market your organization and services to our members.
Sponsoring of „World without barriers” IFHOH World Congress- Budapest 2020 the best way to present your interest and support for People with hard of hearing - and to showcase your latest achievements to estimated 400 international IFHOH 2020 delegates (with Japan, US and Central/Northern Europe as main countries of origin).
We offer tailored sponsorship packages as well as the possibility to e.g. fund specific events or activities, like Welcome Cocktail, Gala Dinner or Coffee breaks to guarantee your visibility!
Check our diverse set of possibilities and get in touch with our Conference Secretary. Together, we will find the most convenient and efficient way to co-operate! All prices are in €uro and exclusive of VAT.
Please note that you have to arrange your own accommodation. Pre-reservations for conference guests and delegates have been placed with the Danubius Hotel Helia. Reserved according to the availability.
Danubius Hotel Helia ****
62-64 Kárpát utca, 1133 Budapest, Hungary
"City and spa"
The Danubius Hotel Helia is a 4 stars wellness and conference hotel is located on the bank of the Danube. Every room has wireless internet, cable TV, a hairdryer and a mini bar. The Budapest Liszt Ferenc International airport is only 25 km away.
Barrier-controlled enclosed car park at the entrance to the hotel. Parking fee: EUR 10/day
The city centre is just 15 minutes away, while the nearby Margaret Island offers a host of recreational activities in beautiful parkland.
Whether you’d like to unwind after work wellness centre is the perfect spot. It has an adventure pool, swimming pool, sauna and a two-storey fitness club with stunning panoramic views. The hotel’s thermal bath is fed by natural thermal water from Margaret Island’s springs.
Check-in and check-out: Please check in at the hotel reception desk upon arriving to the hotel, where you will be given your room keys. Please check out before you leave the hotel.
We kindly offer you other hotels too, please contact with the congress secretary, at email@example.com.
IFHOH 2020 Congress - 26-29 May 2020
Often described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe", Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both Roman occupation and much later ruled by the Turks can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city's form and style.
The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city.
Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, book stores, antique stores and café houses.
Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city.
There is an unmistakable feeling that something out of the ordinary is just around the corner, but what it will be is up to you to find out...