Applications for the 5th Tinnitus & Hearing Research Award 2023 have been received. Currently, the Scientific Advisory Board is meeting to decide on the:winner:in. For more info on the criteria, see Our Funding Guidelines.

Since 2019, the German Foundation Tinnitus and Hearing Charité has awarded its “Research Prize Tinnitus & Hearing” once a year. The aim is to recognize innovative approaches to research on tinnitus and other hearing disorders and to publicize the work of younger scientists in particular. Specifically, outstanding achievements in the field of causal research, early detection and therapy of tinnitus and hearing impairment are honored.

The Tinnitus & Hearing Research Award, endowed with 10,000 euros, will be gratefully donated for the first time by PMS AG in 2023 and awarded on December 2, 2023, during the 24th International Tinnitus Symposium.


Which works can be submitted?

  • High-quality scientific papers as well as
  • Habilitations published in the past two years.


For all important information on the application requirements and the application procedure, on the selection procedure of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation as well as the reporting during the selection procedure and after the awarding of the prize, please refer to our funding guideline for the awarding of the research prize “Tinnitus & Hearing”.


It is no longer possible to apply for this year’s research award; the application deadline has passed.

Outstanding scientific papers and/or post-doctoral theses on the cause research, early detection and therapy of tinnitus and hearing impairment published in the last two years were submitted.

These are the criteria according to which the prize is awarded.

  • Degree of innovation of the scientific work
  • Clinical relevance
  • Quality of methodological implementation
  • Interdisciplinarity


The deadline for all applicants was extended and ended on September 30, 2023, 23:59.


2022: Dr. med. univ. Lukas Landegger (AT)

  • Resident and Junior Research Group Leader for Otorhinolaryngology at the General Hospital of the City of Vienna and the University Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical University of Vienna.
  • Award for the post-doctoral thesis “Translational Inner Ear Research – From Bench to Bedside” and other scientific work

Further information: Press release (German)


2021: Elouise Koops, MD (NL)

  • Research Fellow at the Eaton-Peabody Lab, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.
  • Award for her outstanding doctoral achievement and her further scientific work on the neurophysiological correlates of tinnitus, hearing loss and hyperacusis in old age

Further information: Press release (German)


2020: Prof. Dr. rer. nt. Lukas Rüttiger and PD Dr. rer. nat. Winfried Schlee

  • Dr. rer. nt. Lukas Rüttiger: Graduate biologist and associate professor at the Hearing Research Center of the University Hospital of Otorhinolaryngology, Tübingen, Section for Molecular Hearing Physiology, headed by Prof. Dr. Knipper, Eberhard University of Tübingen.
  • PD Dr. rer. nat. Winfried Schlee: Psychologist and Scientific Coordinator TRI, Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Regensburg at the Bezirksklinikum

For more information, watch the recording of the Digital Award Ceremony (German).


2019: Dr. Christopher Cederroth

  • working at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm at the time of the award, award for his translational work in basic research on tinnitus and hearing loss.

Further information: Press release (German)