ISAAR is formerly known as the “Danavox Symposium”. The “Danavox Jubilee Foundation” was established in 1968 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of GN Danavox and has supported the meeting until 2021.

From 2007 the symposia have taken on the common name International Symposium on Auditory and Audiological Research (ISAAR).

Since 2023 the funding structure for ISAAR has changed and the William Demant Foundation started to support the conference. The organization of the conference is headed by Prof. Torsten Dau and the Hearing Systems Section, Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark.