CIICA Events

We have two types of CIICA EVENTS: CIICA LIVE and CIICA CONVERSATIONS.

CIICA LIVE events have presentations from our global Community Members on a specific topic that has been suggested, and discussion is encouraged in the chat room. They last 90 minutes, are captioned and the presentations are available afterward for those who missed them or would like to share them.

CIICA CONVERSATIONS are for small groups to discuss a suggested topic for a short time: one hour. The conversations are facilitated by some of our Community Members, captioned and the summary of the issues which emerged are published on the website afterward.

Below you can see the forthcoming Events and those which have already taken place. Do have a look at previous topics that interest you – and share the presentations and the summaries.

CIICA LIVE: Young people with CI, our opportunities and challenges

CIICA LIVE: Young people with CI, our opportunities and challenges

This inspiring session was chaired by Bowen Tang, CI User, and President of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing Young People, IFHOHYP. We heard from young CI users from around the globe about their experiences of the challenges and opportunities at home, school, higher education and work. SEE THE Pdfs HERE; PRESENTATIONS TO COME.
CIICA CONVERSATION: Experiences of Tinnitus and CI

CIICA CONVERSATION: Experiences of Tinnitus and CI

Although most forms of ear and hearing problems can be effectively managed with modern technology, tinnitus remains an invisible unaddressed burden to many. Led by Robert Mandara (Vice-President, EURO-CIU), we focused on people’s thoughts and experiences on all aspects of tinnitus in relation to CI. READ THE SUMMARY HERE.
CIICA Conversation Living Guidelines 2

CIICA Conversation Living Guidelines 2

This second Conversation on the Living Guidelines Project was chaired by Leo De Raeve, with Helen Cullington and Michal Luntz. The Conversation focussed on how we can use the Guidelines for advocacy work and what resources we need to do this. SEE THE SUMMARY OF THE CONVERSATION.
CIICA CONVERSATION: Adults with CI: Managing Listening and Communication Effort

CIICA CONVERSATION: Adults with CI: Managing Listening and Communication Effort

This conversation for adults with CI, follows the theme of Listening and Communication Effort which was brought up in the previous conversation. SEE THE SUMMARY OF THE CONVERSATION.
CIICA CONVERSATION: Adults with CI talking about the Living Guidelines

CIICA CONVERSATION: Adults with CI talking about the Living Guidelines

This lively CIICA Conversation, led by Leo De Raeve, provided adult CI users from across the globe with a great opportunity to comment on the Living Guidelines Project. SEE THE SUMMARY OF THE CONVERSATION.
CIICA LIVE: The Global Barriers to CI for children

CIICA LIVE: The Global Barriers to CI for children

What are the global barriers to CI in children - and to the services they require? A lively session revealed not only the challenges but the passion which individuals and groups bring to the issues - chaired by Eddie Mukaaya of Uganda. SEE THE PRESENTATIONS.
CIICA CONVERSATION FOR 18-30’s with CI: How do CI influence our human connections?

CIICA CONVERSATION FOR 18-30’s with CI: How do CI influence our human connections?

Young CI users from 5 countries discussed some of the issues important to them. How do CI influence our human connections? Led by Bowen Tang, President IFHOHYP, CI user and based in Canada. SEE THE SUMMARY OF THE CONVERSATION.
CIICA CONVERSATION: Adult Services after CI: Reimagining Rehabilitation

CIICA CONVERSATION: Adult Services after CI: Reimagining Rehabilitation

Adult CI users discussed challenges and recommendations about post-implant services. What would you they like to see? 13 CI users from 12 countries joined led by Kris English, Lise Hamlin and Ali Maninelli. SEE THE SUMMARY OF THE CONVERSATION.
CIICA LIVE: The Impact of the Pandemic on CI users, Families and Services

CIICA LIVE: The Impact of the Pandemic on CI users, Families and Services

On the eve of International CI day and our first birthday the topic was the Global Impact of the Pandemic on CI users, families and services.   Our global network shared their experiences of the huge impact of the pandemic. SEE THE PRESENTATIONS AND THE VIDEO ON OUR HOMEPAGE.