- Contributing to the development of scientific knowledge in Audiology and Otology.
- Promotion and sponsorships of an intensive annual program of conferences, seminars and educational courses on audiological and ENT topics.
Fundamental research projects
Over the last fifteen years, in collaboration with major European universities, the CRS took part as coordinator in basic research projects funded by the European Commission such as AHEAD (Advancement of Hearing Assessment Methods and Devices) I and II, HEAR (Hereditary Deafness Epidemiology And Clinical Research) and GENDEAF (Genetic Deafness).
Training courses and scientific conventions
From 1971 to the present day over 600 courses and conferences have been held, 215 of which in just the last 12 years averaging 100 to 150 participants in each meeting.
The CRS instituted a number of awards in the field of scientific research. The most prestigious of these is the International CRS Prize, which goes to illustrious scholars for substantial contributions to human knowledge in the fields of audiology and of otology. Every year the CRS also assigns awards three prizes for the best Italian specialisation theses in ENT or Audiology and Phoniatrics, and three prizes for the best Italian theses in Speech therapy.
Library and publications
Inside the CRS there is one of the finest private library in the field of audiology and otorhinolaryngology, offering the sector's most important international journals. A free bibliographical research service is available to physicians, with abstracts sent directly to applicant.