The guidelines for acquiring the certificate “Cochlea-Implant-versorgende-Einrichtung (CIVE)” (Cochlear implant-provision institution) were scientifically supported by the German Society for Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (DGHNO-KHC, e.V.) and created in german language (White Paper CI Germany and AWMF- Guideline).


Additional information is also available in english:

Stöver T, Plontke SK, Guntinas-Lichius O, Welkoborsky HJ, Zahnert T, Delank KW, Deitmer T, Esser D, Dietz A, Wienke A, Loth A, Dazert S. Conception and implementation of a certification system for quality control of cochlear implant treatment in Germany. HNO. 2023 Aug;71(Suppl 1):73-81. doi: 10.1007/s00106-023-01306-w. Epub 2023 Jun 12. PMID: 37306745; PMCID: PMC10409661.


If you are interested, to acquire the CIVE certificate outside of Germany, expressions of interest are appreciated. You are welcome to send an e-mail to