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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CIICA IS ALIVE AND KICKING! CI Advocacy and The World Report on Hearing, 5 May; new resources launched  The first CIICA event brought together 90 CI users, families and professionals from 30 countries.


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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 58 organisations and 250 individuals from 39 countries already part of CIICA.

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New Resources available: CI Advocacy and The World Report on Hearing. A Briefing and a Synopsis for you to download and use and share. 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.

Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) to hold Patient-Focussed meeting with FDA on May 25th – open to all. Read more

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 one view and have your say too. Read more

CAN YOU HELP? A new section of the Community Members’ area is Can You Help? Steve Kittur of Kenya kicks it off with a request for help in thinking about strategic plans to fulfil our aims. 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