Phoniatrics in Hungary

In Hungary there are 20 phoniatricians, all of them are ear, nose and throat specialists. Unfortunately, only one person is a full-time phoniatrician, all the others see patients with dysphonia and speech disorders 1-2 times a week. Since 2014 there is no specialist exam in the field of phoniatrics, but a license exam. Our discipline was more meaningful and successful before the political changes in 1990. At that time the Hungarian Phoniatrics, also in the UEP, played a role.

Each year a conference of the Hungarian Interdisciplinary Society of Phonetics, Phoniatrics, Linguistics and Logopedics is organized. In June 2014 the conference was held in Szeged. This year the manual "Phoniatrics and Related Disciplines" (Physiology, pathology, diagnostics and therapy of voice, speech, language, hearing and swallowing) appeared in Hungarian language. The two bands include 570 pages, 340 mostly colored figures, written by 27 authors). The Editors: J. Hirschberg, Tamás Hacki, Krisztina Mészáros.

Professor Tamás Hacki designed his professional activity in Hungary reinforced since 2012; he built up a phoniatric ambulance in the ENT Hospital of the Semmelweis University. He teaches on the same university as well as on the University of Sciences Eötvös Lóránd in Budapest. His students are: Hugarian and German medical students as well as logopedists. He is the Hungarian representative of the World Voice Day and he organized in 2013 and 2014 successful WVD activities.

Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Tamás Hacki, Regensburg, Germany/Budapest, Hungary