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.
The activities include cooperation with national organisations, dialogue with public authorities and others regarding issues on hearing impairments, and publishing www.hear-it.org, the world’s largest web site on hearing and hearing loss. www.hear-it.org is published in English, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Hear-it AISBL deals with almost any issue related to hearing impairment, including:
- prevention of hearing loss
- the consequences of hearing impairment for the individual and society
- advice and practical information for hearing-impaired people
- information and advice for relatives and colleagues
- factual information about hearing issues
- statistics about hearing loss
The members Hear-it AISBL include IFHOH (The International Federation of the Hard Of Hearing), EFHOH (European Federation of Hard of Hearing People), EURO-CIU (European association of Cochlear Implant Users), AEA (European Association of Hearing Aid Professionals), and individual members from the hearing aid industry, dispensers of hearing aids and others who share the objectives of Hear-it AISBL.
As most of their objectives are also the objectives of EURO-CIU, we are happy join HEAR-IT.