It is with deep regret to announce that Prof. Dr. Zdenek Kabelka passed away on March 22nd 2014 in his 62nd year of life. All who knew this wonderful man, warm-hearted doctor and brilliant ENT surgeon are in deep shock. Zdenek Kabelka helped hundreds of deaf children by providing them with a Cochlear Implant and he supported their families by patiently listening to their concerns and expectations and by carefully counseling them. He was a pupil of Prof. Dr. Ernst Lehnhardt, whom he admired and he in turn thought very highly of Zdenek. We will keep him in remembrance and in our hearts.