Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Kopf- und Hals-Chirurgie e.V., Bonn

  • AG Olfaktologie und Gustologie der DGHNOKHC

Working group on Olfaction and Gustation

of the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Who we are


Prof. Dr. med. K.-B. Hüttenbrink, Cologne
University of Cologne Medical Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Kerpener Straße 62
50924 Cologne

Executive Board

Prof. Dr. T. Hummel, Univ.-Medical Center, ENT, Fetscherstrasse 74, D 01307 Dresden, Germany
Prof. Dr. A. Welge-Lüßen, Univ.-Medical Center, ENT, Petersgraben 4, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
PD Dr. C.Müller, Univ. Medical Center, ENT; Währinger Gürtel 18-20, A 1090 Vienna, Austria


Dr. med. Bettina Hauswald, Dresden, Germany
Dr. Dr. Julia Vent, Mannheim, Germany

Associate Board

Prof. Dr. H. Gudziol, Jena
Prof. Dr. G. Kobal, Richmond

Award and Awardees

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Members of our working group become subscribers to our email list and receive periodically
- Literature reviews
- Updates on ongoing activities of the working groups
- Information about related events..

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Upcoming Meetings and Events

Smell and Taste 08
A practical introduction to the physiology and pathophysiology of the chemical senses

September 30 - October 1, 2016
More Information

Working Group Meeting
December 02 - 03, 2016
Uiversitäts-HNO Klinik Dresden
Contact: Thomas Hummel ( )

Meeting archive
Protocols of past meetings can be obtained from Professor Hummel,, Dresden


Patient Information: Smell and Taste Disorders
In Germany, around 50000 patients per year experience problems with their taste
and smell. If you have experienced similar problems, you are not alone.

“Database Literature Fikentscher"

This database is founded on the hand written comments of Dr. Fikentscher (Halle an der Saale), which were transferred into a digital format. The collection of these quotes of literature allows acces to a large range of literature before the beginning of documentation and search engines as e.g. MEDLINE. The database is available as a format of Reference Manager and Endnote and can be downloaded as a ZIP-archive. The update of this database in maintained on a regular basis by Dr. Renner, Erlangen. Amendments and additions should be coordinated with him. (

Software and other programs for the use of "Sniffin' Sticks" and "Taste strips"