Patrick D’Haese has been the Corporate Director of Awareness and Public Affairs for MED-EL Worldwide Headquarters since February 2013. He has over twenty-eight years of experience in the Healthcare Industry, with specific expertise in the field of active implantable devices. During his career, he has held various global and European industry positions allowing him to develop and understand a multitude of perspectives on issues associated with hearing loss, ageing and public health. Furthermore, he is also the Chairman of the Board of Hear-it aisbl, a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Hearing Health Forum EU, an Advisor to NextGenics and a visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB).
Patrick holds degrees in speech and language pathology, audiology, business administration and a PhD of Medical Sciences. Over the years, he has lectured around the world and published widely on hearing related topics and public health.