CIICA provides an opportunity for a new way of working for cochlear implant advocacy groups and individuals, with opportunities for sharing and collaboration.

Hearing loss has real health consequences and a huge economic impact on individual and society – we need to take action – we have a story to tell...


We aim to close the gap in Cochlear Implant provision and ensure lifelong support for all who could benefit.

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Join our global community to improve cochlear implant provision. This will give you access to our Community Members area where you can share advocacy news, issues, resources and research.

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FOUR summaries of the CI evidence from the WHO World Report on Hearing:Briefing, Synopsis, Briefing on Adult CI Evidence, Briefing on Children’s CI Evidence. Translations  available!

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What’s new on the website for our global CI Advocacy Community? See below and sign up if you haven’t already and join the 62 organisations and 280 individuals from 39 countries already part of CIICA.

The world map below shows the reach of our website activity.

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New Event: CIICA LIVE in September: CI Funding, Challenges and Priorities. More information at ciicanet.org/events and register in advance.

Two more summaries of the CI evidence available in WHO World Report on Hearing: one on Children’s CI evidence and one on Adult CI evidence. Download them here ciicanet.org/resources

CIICA LIVE in July was on CI Advocacy: how do we do it? Advocacy is at the heart of what we do – and we had inspiring examples from round the world. With over 100 registered from 32 countries there was a lot of interest. Captioned presentations now available at ciicanet.org/events.

New Zealand doubles investment in Cochlear Implants after campaign by Pindrop - Read more

New Resources available: CI Advocacy and The World Report on Hearing. A Briefing and a Synopsis for you to download and use and share. Synopsis available in Dutch, Turkish and Russian. More on the way. Go to ciicanet.org/resources

Our first CIICA LIVE event: CI Advocacy and the World Report on Hearing – a huge success with 145 from 30 countries! “Thanks to all – inspiring!” “Can’t wait for the next!” See the presentations in EVENTS.

Research Roundups: we now have five research round ups of some of the latest published research papers relevant to our objectives and their key points for advocacy work. We hope that they are helpful and also inspire you to read the full papers! Go to: Research Roundups

The Sound of Misinformation? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences brings on their Oscar Awards April 25, 2021. “Sound Of Metal,” has been nominated for six awards:what does it convey about CI? See the discussion and have your say too. Read more

New evaluation concludes that insufficient evidence to support hearing screening for adults in the US – in spite of evidence in the World Report on Hearing. Read about it at News