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.
The WHF envisions a world in which no person experiences hearing loss due to preventable causes and those with hearing loss can achieve their full potential through rehabilitation, education and empowerment.
The goal of the Forum is to facilitate the implementation of the WHA 70.13 resolution and support WHO’s advocacy actions in the field of hearing. Objectives:
Undertake advocacy efforts for galvanizing support and raise awareness for ear and hearing care
Promote networking for knowledge sharing
The membership responsibilities are:
Promote the work, vision, goals and objectives of the Forum
Actively initiate and participate in the activities, discussions and deliberations of the Forum
Participate in the Forum Membership Assembly
Participate, as appropriate, in the Forum working groups
Share knowledge and information with other members of the Forum
World Hearing Forum Members instantly become a part of a vast network of like-minded stakeholders working to address and advocate the field of ear and hearing care.
EURO-CIU membership is effective as of September 2019 and we have been invited to be part of the Safe Listening Working Group.
EURO-CIU Board will work hard to rise to this new challenge and hopefully engage its members to follow suit. Cochlear Implant Users must become leaders of the hearing movement.