Banner text Cochlear Implant Day, 25 february: I want to hear, Can you hear me? Hearing care for all: screen, rehabilitate, comunicate.
Banner text CIICA: a new and innovative community of cochlear implant user and family advocacy groups and individuals sharing the vision of incresing acces to cochlear implants and lifelong support for all those who benefit from them. Only about 1 in 20 worldwide of those who could benefit from a cochlear implant receives one. From 25 February 2021, CI International Day, go to www.ciicanet.org (Click on the banner) and join usto close this gap!
Updated: June 5, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
Global Guidelines on Standards of Care for Adult Cochlear Implantation
Updated: January 08, 2021 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
Updated: June 19, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
Spend To Save. 2nd Edition!
Available languages: Bosnian, Catalonian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Iceland, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Valencian.
Hearing Care, cognitive decline and dementia: A public health challenge,or an opportunity for healthy ageing?
Updated: December 24, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
On World Hearing Day, 3rd March 2021, World Health Organization launched its first World Report on Hearing
The World Report on Hearing (WRH) has been developed in response to the World Health Assembly resolution (WHA70.13), adopted in 2017 as a means of providing guidance for Member States to integrate ear and hearing care into their national health plans.
Based on the best available evidence, this report presents epidemiological and financial data on hearing loss; outlines available cost-effective solutions and sets the way forward through ‘Integrated people-centered ear and hearing care’ (IPC-EHC). The report proposes a set of key H.E.A.R.I.N.G. interventions that must be delivered through a strengthened health system to realize the vision of IPC-EHC.
The WRH was developed in collaboration with experts and stakeholders in the field of ear and hearing care who informed the report’s strategic direction and ensured that it reflects a range of cultural contexts and approaches to hearing care. The report is global in its reach while keeping a special focus on low- and middle-income countries, where the number of people with hearing loss is not matched by the availability of services and resources.
Updated: February 9, 2021 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
Speech to text supported
March 3, 2021 at 12:30 p.m., Brussels (GMT+1)
Updated: February 22, 2021 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
Date: February 25, 2021
Event Timing: 18.00-19.00 CET
Am I a person with a disability or with diverse abilities?
December 4, 2020 by Webmaster EURO-CIU
Am I a person with a disability or with diverse abilities?
Campaign of the European Youth Parliament and Federación AICE International Day of People with Disabilities – 3 of December 2020.
On December 3rd to celebrate the International Day of People with Disabilities, the Federation of Associations of Cochlear Implants Users of Spain, Federación AICE joined the European Parliament of Youth Spain and invited EURO-CIU as well, to launch a video showing several young people with cochlear implants, from different countries and with different professions that throw us the question: Am I a person with a disability or with diverse abilities? This video makes them visible, puts them at the centre, normalizing their lives, their virtues.
This year, the COVID situation has left people with disabilities isolated and with lack of communication, especially in the case of deaf people #CochlearImplantUsers #ImplanteCoclear, since masks have been a great barrier for communication. Due to all of this, we collaborated to highlight the different capacities in accessible online format with subtitles in Spanish and English to launch the campaign: “LISTEN TO THE DIFFERENCE, IMPLANT THE EQUALITY”. Tell your story and explain your Capacity. Involve all society, since equality, tolerance and respect are everyone's business.
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.
American Cochlear Implant Alliance (ACI Alliance) is delighted to announce the publication of the scientific program for its annual conference, CI2021, taking place virtually April 28 – May 1, 2021.