Foundation Council

Professor Dr. Rudolf Tauber, Chair

Professor Tauber holds the chair for Clinical Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry at the Charité - University Medicine Berlin and is director of the Institute of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Chemistry, and Pathobiochemistry. He is also director of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Toxicology and scientific director of the Labor Berlin Charité Vivantes GmbH. His main fields of interest are the pathogenesis of diseases and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods and strategies. Professor Tauber is a member of numerous scientific associations. In 2011 he was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Council of the German Tinnitus and Hearing Foundation Charité. In July 2013 he was appointed chair of the Foundation Council.

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Norbert P. Haas

Professor Norbert P. Haas, professor at the Charité since 1992, was in 2003 appointed director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery at the Charité–University Medicine Berlin, comprising the Departments of Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery. The Center is the biggest traumatology and orthopedic center in Germany. Professor Haas is a member or honorary member of numerous national and international scientific societies, institutions, editorial boards and advisory bodies. In 2007 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Voronezh State Medical Academy–Burdenko Academy, Russia.

Carsten Jung

Carsten Jung has been CEO of Berliner Volksbank eG since 2019, where he had previously held management positions for two decades. After graduating in business administration from the Technical University of Berlin, Carsten Jung completed a further course of study at the Harvard Business School in Boston. For Carsten Jung, volunteer work is part of his lifestyle. That's why he didn't want to miss out on working for the German Tinnitus and Hearing Foundation Charité: "Our bank co-founded the foundation and has supported it continuously since its inception. For me, this work, which combines research and prevention, is a very personal but also corporate concern. After all, whatever can be done to help people suffering from tinnitus and hearing disorders deserves our support."

Professor Dr. Rudolf Morgenstern

Until 1994, Professor Morgenstern was senior physician at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Charité. He was appointed university professor of pharmacology in 1994 . And in 1996 he was appointed managing director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Charité. Professor Morgenstern is deputy chair of the ethics commission of the Charité and member of a number of international scientific associations.

Clemens Scholz-Remes

After studying law in Bonn, Marburg, Lausanne and Munich and completing his legal clerkship in Berlin, Clemens Scholz-Remes was admitted to the bar in 1990 and 2000. He is a partner of GÖRG Rechtsanwälte. Clemens Scholz-Remes works as a business consultant, but is also ombudsperson for the Federal Ministry of the Interior and some federal authorities. He supports a number of charitable organisations.

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Heinz Dürr

Heinz Dürr is chair of the Supervisory Board of the Dürr AG Stuttgart, one of the world's leading suppliers of products, systems, and service for the automotive and aircraft industries. He restructured the AEG Group and from 1991 was responsible for fusing the East and West German rail systems (Deutsche Bundesbahn and Deutsche Reichsbahn). He has played a decisive role in railway reform in Germany. Together with his wife, he established the HEINZ AND HEIDE DÜRR FOUNDATION, which promotes research, especially in human genetics and molecular biology, and which has also gained renown in the fields of early childhood education and the German-speaking theatre.

Foto: Burkhard Jung

Burkhard Jung

Burkhard Jung is CEO at Restrukturierungspartner RSP GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading consulting firms dealing with all aspects of crises. The qualified engineer Burkhard Jung has expert knowledge on out-of-court company restructuring and reorganisation during insolvency. He is the chairman of the German professional association for restructuring and insolvency consulting of the German federal association for business consultants BDU e. V.. Burkhard Jung has been associated with the foundation since its inception and was a member of the board in 2019/2020. “Tinnitus can also be a stress- induced condition and in the consultant business stress is very common. That is why an involvement in the German Tinnitus and Hearing Foundation Charité was something I really wanted to do. It is very important to me that people are informed about tinnitus and how to avoid it. Prevention is the best possible thing you can do to avoid suffering from it, considering the fact that it is a very stressful and depressing disease.”

Martin Menking

The cellist joined the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1996. Martin Menking also plays in various chamber music ensembles with colleagues, above all in the renowned “12 Cellists,” of which he is the managing director. As a member of the 12 Cellists but also as a soloist, Martin Menking has received many public awards. “Tinnitus/hearing disorders is a subject that affects practically all of us. That is why we gave a benefit concert on the occasion of the establishement of the foundation, and why I remain committed to the project.”

Professor Dr. Heidi Olze

Professor Olze is managing director of the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic of the Charité - University Medicine Berlin at the Campus Virchow Clinic and the Campus Charité Mitte. The clinic treats all forms of hearing disorders, which are often associated with tinnitus. It accordingly offers a broad range of treatment from hearing-improvement operations to middle-ear and cochlear implants and brain stem implants. Apart from the surgical treatment, Professor Olze also conducts clinical and basic research on auditory implants. “Hearing improvement and tinnitus reduction often go hand in hand – it is vital to understand how they are linked. This is why I am actively engaged in the German Tinnitus and Hearing Foundation Charité.”