Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Colleagues,

We are glad to welcome you to the XXXV World Congress of Audiology. After the four-year gap caused by COVID-19, it will be finally held in Warsaw on 10-13 April 2022.

It will be one of the first in-person meetings of audiology colleagues and friends after the pandemic hiatus, so we are sure it will abound in new reports, ideas and projects. The scientific program is packed from Sunday till Wednesday. The topics encompass multiple areas of audiology and hearing care in the form of discussion panels, lectures, free paper presentations, workshops, and satellite symposia.
We are sure that it will be a productive and stimulating meeting for all participants, the occasion to renew old acquaintances and make new contacts.

Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, MD, PhD, dr h.c. (mult.) President of the XXXV World Congress of Audiology

Prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński, MD, PhD, MSc. Scientific Secretary

Dear participants of the XXXV World Congress of Audiology, dear colleagues and friends,

on behalf of the International Society of Audiology (ISA), it is my pleasure to welcome you to the World Congress of Audiology 2022 organized by prof. Henryk Skarzynski and his team in Warsaw, Poland.

After two years of online meetings, this event is one of the first international congresses in Audiology to be organized in person again after the Covid pandemic. In recent years, we have learned that improving communication plays an important role in global practice and exchanging knowledge in any scientific field. Audiology has been no exception, and the ISA, as the ‘Global Home of Audiology,’ has accounted for the current needs by establishing new infrastructure via the internet. However, we have also learned that communication via electronic media cannot replace meetings where scientists meet in person and have the opportunity to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. The environment in Warsaw provides the ideal opportunity to accomplish this task.

The organizers of the WCA 2022 have put together a comprehensive scientific program with keynote lectures held by internationally recognized experts, roundtable discussions, free lectures, posters, as well as training courses covering the whole range of our scientific field. Many thanks to all scientists who actively participate with a large variety of scientific contributions!

In addition to these various presentations on specific topics, attention should be paid to special sessions like the ‘World Report on Hearing,’ which illustrates the current situation of hearing impairment worldwide and provides the background and guidance for future activities in Audiology.

Kurt Stephan Ph.D.
President of the
XXXV World Congress of Audiology