Applications for the 6th Tinnitus & Hearing Research Award 2024 can be submitted. 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 awarded on December 7, 2024, during the 25th 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.

Research prize 2024

The application for this years Research Prize has begun.

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 can be 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 is 15 September 2024, 23:59. Please submit your application in duplicate, once by e-mail and once by post; detailed information on this and the rest of the application procedure can be found in our funding guidelines.

Preisträgerin Forschungspreis Tinnitus und Hören Charité 2023

2023: Dr. rer. nat. Stephanie Rosemann (DE)

  • PostDoctoral Position, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Psychology, Biological Psychology Lab, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
  • Award for scientific work on the topic of „Neural changes in tinnitus – correlation to cognitive performance“.


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)