New installation: Beethoven's Hearing Loss

The new installation “Beethoven’s Hearing Loss” can now be experienced in the Beethoven Room at Haus der Musik.

The installation

Ludwig van Beethoven had to struggle with a worsening loss of hearing for half of his life. In the last years of his life, he could no longer perceive his music or the world around him acoustically.

With the new installation “Beethoven’s Hearing Loss”, visitors experience the stages of a journey of suffering. The exhibit allows us to understand how the great composer’s difficult fate is also reflected in his music.

Ludwig van Beethoven’s misfortune was to have been born too early. Today, the famous musician would no longer have to resign himself to this fate. Thanks to modern implantable hearing solutions, he would be able to hear for the rest of his life.

Learn more about the outstanding medical technology options for people with profound hearing loss!

The Austrian family-owned company MED-EL is a world leader in the development of innovative solutions for hearing loss. More than 200,000 people around the world can hear again thanks to these systems.

In cooperation with Med-El.

In the photos:

(left) Managing Director (Med-El) Ewald Thurner, (right) Director (Haus der Musik) Simon Posch.