Prof. Dr. DI

Ingeborg Hochmair-Desoyer

Ingeborg Hochmair-Desoyer

CEO, CTO and Co-Founder of MED-EL GesmbH Innsbruck

Honorary Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences since 2018


Research Areas:

  • Medical Engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Electro-medical engineering
  • Medical engineering
  • Prosthetics



Selected Memberships:

  • AAMI (American Association for Medical Instrumentation)
  • IEEE Senior Member
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Honorary member of the DGA (German Audiological Society)
  • Honorary member of the Austrian ENT Society

Selected Prizes:

  • 2013 LaskerDeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award gem. mit Graeme Clark und Blake S. Wilson
  • 2014 Ludwig-Wittgenstein-Preis
  • 2015 Russ Prize der National Academy of Engineering, USA gemeinsam mit Erwin Hochmair
  • 2016 Eduard-Rhein-Preis gemeinsam mit Blake S. Wilson und Erwin Hochmair
  • 2018 Shambough Prize des Collegium ORL Amititiae Sacrum

Selected Publications:

  • Hochmair, I. (2013) The importance of being flexible. Nature Medicine, Bd. 19 (10), S. 1240-1244.
  • Hochmair, I.; Arnold, W.; Noop, P.; Jolly, C.; Müller, J. et al. [..] (2003) Deep electrode insertion in cochlear implants: apical morphology, electrodes and speech perception results. Acta Otolaryngologica, Bd. 123 (5), S. 612-617.
  • Helms, J.; Hochmair, I. et al. (1997) Evaluation of performance with the COMBI 40 Cochlear implant in adults: a multicentric clinical study. Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology (ORL), Bd. 59, S. 23-35.
  • Desoyer, I.; Hochmair, E.; Stiglbrunner, H. K. (1985) Psychoacoustic temporal processing and speech understanding in cochlear implant patients. In: Schindler, R. A.; Merzenich, M. M. (Hrsg.), Cochlear Implant; New York: Raven Press, S. 291-304.
  • Desoyer, I.; Hochmair, E. (1977) Implantable eight-channel stimulator for the deaf., Proceedings of the European Solid State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC) 77, S. 87-89.