16th International Tympanoplasty Course Cologne

16th International Tympanoplasty Course Cologne

KURZ in collaboration with The University of Cologne offers this year the 16th International Tympanoplasty course. The entire spectrum of otology will be presented clinically and surgically. The interactive live-surgeries will again cover all types of ear operations: Tympanoplasty, Cholesteatoma surgery, Stapesplasty, Cochlea Implantation and Canal wall up/down mastoidectomy.

Lectures will include:

  • Anatomy and Function of the reconstructed middle ear
  • Reconstruction of the tympanic membrane
  • Passive middle ear implants – biological and mechanical aspects
  • Principals of eradication of ear disease
  • Biomechanics of Stapesplasty
  • Critical reflections on implantable hearing aids

Hands on Experiments:

  • Tympanic membrane reconstruction with guide technique for cartilage shoe
  • Training with TORP’s and PORP’s
  • Cartilage slicing
  • VARIAC System training
  • Positioning of Ossicular replacement prosthesis with acoustic control
  • Manipulation in active and passive temporal models

Senior Physicians and Course Leaders:

  • Prof. Dr. P Klussmann
  • Prof. Dr. J-C Lüers
  • Prof. Dr. T Zahnert



Sunday 8th September 2019
19:00 Welcome at Cologne Cathedral – Main Entrance
19:30 Come Together at a typical Cologne Brewhaus “Früh Kölsch am Dom” with a spectacular view of the Cologne Cathedral.
Monday 9th September 2019
07:40 Transport from the Regent Hotel
08:00 Meeting at the main entrance of the ORL university clinic
08:10 Live Ear Surgery
10:00 Coffee Break – “Coffee Bar”
12:30 Lunch Break
13:00 Lectures
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Hands on experiments
18:00 Transport back to the Regent Hotel
19:30 Dinner at the restaurant “Osman30”, located in the Mediapark Tower.
Tuesday 10th September 2019
07:40 Transport from the Regent Hotel
08:10 Live Ear Surgery
10:00 Coffee Break – “Coffee Bar”
12:00 Lectures
12:40 Lunch Break
13:00 Hands on experiments
15:00 Farewell




  1. Applied Physiology of the Middle Ear
  2. Tympanic Membrane Reconstruction
  3. Reconstruction of the Ossicular Chain – Mechanical and Clinical Aspects
  4. KURZ Passive Middle Ear Implants


  1. Biomechanics of Stapesplasty
  2. Implantable Hearing Aids