The International Symposium on OMAI has gained reputation as an outstanding, leading meeting in the field of auditory implants. Bringing together scientists and clinicians has been the hallmark of the symposium. On behalf of the organizing and scientific committees we look forward to hosting the Symposium with high commitment and expectation. We will follow the enduring tradition of a well-organized meeting, with a high-quality focused scientific program that will cover state-of-the-art methods for evaluating the auditory system from the cochlea to the cortex using electrophysiology and imaging, advances in auditory implants technologies, genetics, and robotics.