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European Accessibility Act: a big step on a long journey. The Act’s approval is positive – but more legislation is essential.

March 13, 2019 by Webmaster EURO-CIU 

Today, 13th March at midday the European Accessibility Act was finally voted in the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The EAA is a landmark agreement. While it will ensure that many products and services will be more accessible for persons with disabilities, it will not make the EU fully accessible. It still excludes many essential areas such as transport, buildings and household appliances.

It is an important step, but the EU’s work is far from complete: we need legislation that ensures equal access in all areas of life.


12th Symposium & 24th General Assembly EUROCIU 2019.  Wrocław (Poland)

March 9, 2019 by Webmaster EURO-CIU

The 12th International EURO-CIU 2019 Symposium is the most important European meeting of cochlear implants’ users, medical environment and the companies supporting people with hearing problems. This year it will take place in Wroclaw, Poland on 25-27 April 2019. The main theme of the Symposium is “Needs of cochlear implant users in the modern world”. The Symposium will gather medical authorities, the representatives of institutions and media as well as patients and their families. We believe that the program, concerning both medical and social aspects of cochlear implants, will be an interesting combination of the most relevant issues connected to daily life of CI users.


WHO launches the hearWHO app for mobile devices to help detect hearing loss

March 2, 2019 by Webmaster EURO-CIU

World Hearing Day

Ahead of the annual World Hearing Day (3 March), the World Health Organization (WHO) has launched "hearWHO", a free application for mobile devices which allows people to check their hearing regularly and intervene early in case of hearing loss. The app is targeted at those who are at risk of hearing loss or who already experience some of the symptoms related to hearing loss.


International Cochlear Implant Day 2019.

February 22, 2019 by Webmaster EURO-CIU

25 February is the Cochlear Implant Day!

We need to change society perspective about us. 

Our numbers are growing and we have the same passion: we like to hear. Cochlear Implants make it possible.

Cochlear Implant users overcome daily all kind of obstacles, especially communication barriers. We need to increase awareness of hearing loss as a cause of social isolation, depression and deterioration of both mental and physical health for older people and, therefore, of the importance of hearing loss not just for babies or kids, but as well in adulthood and geriatric care.

February 25 has been designated International Cochlear Implant Day because on that day in 1957, two French doctors, Andre Djourno and Charles Eyries were the first to electrically stimulate the auditory nerve by placing an electrode outside the cochlea.

Celebrations will be done in more than 40 countries around the world with all kind of activities. Follow them with #CochlearImplantDay and 

#CIDay hashtags on @eurociu twitter.

For more information about hearing loss and cochlear implants: www.eurociu.eu or contact info@eurociu.eu


CI Nordic Symposium with EURO-CIU presence.

January 17, 2019 by Webmaster EURO-CIU


EURO-CIU demands to the EU Parliament and EU Commission to #BreakCommunicationBarriers during the next #EUElections 2019 


3-10 December: European Disability and Development Week 2018 

This year's European Disability and Development Week will run from the 3rd to the 10th December. It will start with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd) and conclude a week later on Human Rights Day (December 10th).

The Week is organised by International Disability and Development Consortium. EDF will organise one event as part of the week.


European Friendship Week 2019 

For cochlear implanted teenagers aged 11-17. Sunday 21st July to Saturday 27th July 2019.

The Ear Foundation is organising its 9th European Friendship Week, supported by EURO CI Users Association.

This is an outstanding cultural and English language experience, taking place in Yorkshire, UK.


EURO-CIU launches with 20 other European organizations a campaign for a Strong Accessibility Act 

On behalf of over 150.000 Cochlear Implant Users and 80 million Europeans with disabilities and 190 million people aged 50 and older we EURO-CIU, European Cochlear Implant Users Association, as well as the undersigned, call on EU leaders to agree on an ambitious European Accessibility Act before the 3rd December, European Day of Persons with Disabilities.


EDF 'Picture Equality' Photo Competition 2018 


 If you’ve been lucky enough to go on a plane, you’ll know that when you’re taking off or landing sometimes your ears can feel rather funny…


8th European Friendship Week (EFW) 2018 


Cochlear will donate 30€ for each completed Cochlear Quiz in the next Antwerp Congress 


Ana Peláez Narváez is the first woman with a disability  elected for the U.N. Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women. 


A Europe for all its people 


 8th European Friendship Week (EFW) 2018

Sunday July 22nd – Saturday July 28th 2018


Workshop and General Assembly Barcelona 2018


3 March 2018: World Hearing Day


 “Cochlear Implant: No Limits” slogan for 2018 International Cochlear Implant Day 


EURO-CIU joins the "Manifesto on Hearing Loss and Disability" 


Accessibility Act: European Parliament pass the draft “European Accessibility Act” with several improvements 


Activity report on World Hearing Day 2017, 3 March


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12th Symposium & 24th General Assembly EUROCIU 2019 

Wrocław, Poland on 25-27 April 2019