Minimal Reporting Standards for Active Middle Ear Hearing Implants

Hannes Maier, Uwe Baumann, Wolf Dieter Baumgartner, Dirk Beutner, Marco D. Caversaccio, Thomas Keintzel, Martin Kompis, Thomas Lenarz, Astrid Magele, Torsten Mewes, Alexander Müller, Tobias Rader, Torsten Rahne, Sebastian P. Schraven, Burkard Schwab, Georg Mathias Sprinzl, Bernd Strauchmann, Ingo Todt, Thomas Wesarg, Barbara WollenbergStefan K. Plontke

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There is currently no standardized method for reporting audiological, surgical and subjective outcome measures in clinical trials with active middle ear implants (AMEIs). It is often difficult to compare studies due to data incompatibility and to perform meta-analyses across different centres is almost impossible. A committee of ENT and audiological experts from Germany, Austria and Switzerland decided to address this issue by developing new minimal standards for reporting the outcomes of AMEI clinical trials. The consensus presented here aims to provide a recommendation to enable better inter-study comparability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-115
Number of pages11
JournalAudiology and Neuro-Otology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Active middle ear implant
  • Audiogram
  • Hearing loss
  • Hearing outcome
  • Hearing results
  • Meta-analysis
  • Reporting standards
  • Review


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