Updated: June 5, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
Updated: June 19, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
Spend To Save. 2nd Edition!
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Hearing Care, cognitive decline and dementia: A public health challenge,or an opportunity for healthy ageing?
Updated: September 28, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
August 31, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
This survey has been carried out on the situation of Cochlear Implantation in Europe due to COVID19 in the 3rd week of April.
We have obtained 20 responses representing 18 countries. From Finland and Germany, 2 representatives responded.
The countries represented are: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain, Estonia, Finland, UK, Greece, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherland, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden.
Cochlear implant operations have been stopped in practically all countries because of the ceasing of elective surgeries. Only in the 2 countries (Denmark and Finland) report that cochlear implantation operations are believed to have continued. In Finland one of the representatives indicated yes and the other indicated no.
Emergency document for use if Cochlear Implant users become hospitalised.
Updated May 04, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
There have already been cases of cochlear implant users struggling to communicate with medical staff in quarantine situations due to a lack of awareness of cochlear implants. To facilitate accessibility and communication, EURO-CIU have prepared documents for a wide range of cochlear implant processors. We recommend that all cochlear implant users complete the appropriate form today, as a precaution in case they get hospitalised. Be prepared for any eventuality, not only now but in the years ahead too. Stay safe.
COVID-19: Everything you need to know about masks: types, and how to put and them off. A fun and didactic tutorial by @COMBarcelona (Medical Association of Barcelona, Spain)
Cochlear Implant Users Demand Improved Accessibility to Communication during the Pandemic
The current pandemic is already having a disproportionate impact on hearing-impaired persons with cochlear implants. They face:
Disruption of essential services and support.
Higher risk of serious illness or death due to the greater presence of other health conditions.
Exclusion from important health information and mainstream health provision.
Living in an inaccessible world where barriers to goods and services are everywhere.
The European Cochlear Implant Users’ Association, EURO-CIU Demands:
Hearing loss does not limit us, it is the slogan of the World Health Organization, WHO, this year in the celebration of #WorldDayAudition on March 3.
Thanks to technical aids such as the cochlear implant or the hearing aid and breaking the communication barriers with accessibility, with magnetic loops, subtitling, live transcription, etc.
But to get the most out of it, adequate speech therapy rehabilitation is necessary and that these aids are subsidized both in the first instance of surgery, and subsequently its renovations; not only in cases of minors, but especially also in older people.
Several studies show that investing in hearing aids is very profitable socially and economically since it delays other pathologies that are very economically onerous such as senile dementia, Alzheimer's or cognitive impairment.
February 19, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
To celebrate International Cochlear Implant Day on 25th February 2020, the European CI users’ associations want to make their voices heard loud and clear: I want to hear. Can you hear me? Their message is communicated through two videos showing people who are fully integrated into school and work life, thanks to their cochlear implants.
The first video "The School" features a 10-year-old girl who, thanks to early diagnosis, simultaneous bilateral cochlear implantation at the age of 9 months, and subsequent rehabilitation, hears and speaks normally. She is doing very well at school and does not need support teachers.
The second video: "The businessman" features a 40-year-old man who suffered from progressive hearing loss. He underwent sequential bilateral cochlear implant surgery and was able to continue working as a successful businessman.
EURO-CIU became a member of HEAR-IT
October 29, 2019 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
On the 17th of October 2019, the Executive Board of HEAR-IT unanimously decided to recommend EURO-CIU as a member of their General Assembly.
Hear-it AISBL is an international non-profit and non-commercial organisation that has been established to increase public awareness of hearing loss. The objective of Hear-it AISBL is to collect, process and circulate up-to-date scientific (sociological, legal, medical, public, policy related) and other relevant information including personal stories pertaining to hearing impairments and their human and socio-economic consequences.
EURO-CIU becomes a member of the World Hearing Forum
September 27, 2019 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
The Board is really happy to announce EURO-CIU has become a member of the World Hearing Forum (WHF) hosted by the World Health Organization.