MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH

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Lobbying Costs

25,000€ - 49,999€

Financial year: Dec 2021 - Nov 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.6 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH

    EU Transparency Register

    687718313929-22 First registered on 07 Jul 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Austria-based MED-EL is a leading provider of hearing implant systems with 32 subsidiaries worldwide. The family-owned business is one of the pioneers in the industry. The two Austrian scientists Ingeborg and Erwin Hochmair developed the world’s first microelectronic-multichannel Cochlear-Implant in 1977. The cochlear implant was and remains the first replacement of a human sense, the sense of hearing. In 1990 they laid the foundation for the successful growth of the company when they hired their first employees. To date, the company has grown to more than 2400 employees around the world.

    Today MED-EL offers the widest range of implantable solutions worldwide to treat various degrees of hearing loss: cochlear and middle ear implant systems, EAS (combined Electric Acoustic Stimulation), auditory brainstem implants, and the world´s first active bone conduction implant. People in 134 countries enjoy the gift of hearing with MED-EL

    Main EU files targeted

    All initiatives related to medical devices, health inequalities, equal access in different age groups such as infants and the ageing population. Interest lies in all policies related to NCD's, mental health, hearing health, the Disability Act, the Active and Health Ageing initiatives, Horizon Europe, and implementation of WHO recommendations.


    Head Office
    Fuerstenweg, 77a
    Innsbruck 6020
    EU Office
    Fuerstenweg, 77a
    Innsbruck 6020


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 14 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Patrick D'Haese 30 Mar 2022 30 Mar 2023
    Mr Patrick D'Haese 14 Jan 2020 14 Jan 2021
    Mr Patrick D'Haese 25 Jan 2019 14 Jan 2020
    Mr Patrick D'Haese 09 Feb 2018 25 Jan 2019
    Mr Patrick D'Haese 21 Feb 2017 09 Feb 2018
    Mr Patrick D'Haese 03 Mar 2016 22 Feb 2017
    Mr Patrick D'Haese 25 Mar 2015 03 Mar 2016

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    MED-EL is member of numerous business associations including EURO-CIU and EHIMA.

    Member organisations

    Hearing Health Forum EU -

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Dec 2021 - Nov 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    25,000€ - 49,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    25,000€ - 49,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    The purpose of MED-EL's activities, falling within the scope of the Transparency Register, is presenting and representing the positions of MED-EL to the different EU institutions and stakeholders.

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 23 Nov 2023 Location Videoconference
      Subject The impacts of assistive technologies for persons with hearing loss including employment and social inclusion, as well as upcoming disability rights and health union priorities.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Helena Dalli
      Portfolio Equality
      • Nora Bednarski (Cabinet member)
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