Community Advocacy News

CIICA – still growing! This is our space for shared news and here are just a few to start us off. People told us that they are keen to share news and information, so we don’t “reinvent the wheel!”.

We welcome short items here with a link to your site – and we will be providing more space for stories about successful advocacy too. Help us to make this an interesting and exciting space! Please send your brief contribution to info@ciicanet.org . We look forward to hearing from you.

VIRTUAL ART GALLERY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. WAVEFORM, ROMANIA

VIRTUAL ART GALLERY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. WAVEFORM, ROMANIA

Visual art gallery WaveforMe an international online exhibition area dedicated to the youth with hearing impairments. This is an international art gallery by young people with hearing impairments , 12-27, from Iran, India, Ukraine, the USA, Philippines and Romania. Have a look!
1 June 2022Read more  
British Cochlear Implant Group: Cochlear Implant Referral Guide

British Cochlear Implant Group: Cochlear Implant Referral Guide

The British Cochlear Implant Group have developed a referral guide for adults with severe and profound deafness. You can download it and use it to encourage appropriate referrals.
10 April 2022Read more  
Uganda: Hear His Voice, World Hearing Day, 2022

Uganda: Hear His Voice, World Hearing Day, 2022

In Uganda, World Hearing Day 2022 saw Hear His Voice run a great day for their families with their First Ever Listening and Spoken Language conference. The conference was Hybrid - in person and on line - and presented across the cities of E Africa. Eddie Mukaaya tells us about it!
21 March 2022Read more  
Infant hearing screening comes to Kenya!

Infant hearing screening comes to Kenya!

Great news from Kenya from Steve Kittur! Funding achieved for infant hearing screening and three weeks into the programme, already they are screening 30 babies a day. This is just the beginning! Read about these families from Steve.
17 March 2022Read more  
Nordic Declaration on Adult Cochlear Implantation

Nordic Declaration on Adult Cochlear Implantation

IMPROVING ACCESS TO COCHLEAR IMPLANTS FOR ADULTS.Only one in ten adults who could benefit receive cochlear implants. Patient organisations in all Nordic countries want to change this and joined forces to formulate a declaration to be used with politicians and other key stakeholders. You may find it helpful thinking about your own region.
11 March 2022Read more  
News from Aures Foundation, Georgia: working for upgrades of processors

News from Aures Foundation, Georgia: working for upgrades of processors

Ekaterine of the Aures Foundation, Georgia, updates us on their advocacy work and what they have been doing to work for upgrades of CI processors.
11 March 2022Read more  
Progress Report from Barnplantorna, Sweden: Family intervention/hearing rehabilitation

Progress Report from Barnplantorna, Sweden: Family intervention/hearing rehabilitation

Barnplantorna, the Swedish organisation, surveyed early intervention teams across the Swedish regions. Their report is launched, and tells us that there is a long way to go before national guidelines are established for services for today's children and families.
11 March 2022Read more  
HLAA: Voice of the Patient Report now available

HLAA: Voice of the Patient Report now available

The Hearing Loss Association of America held an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development (EL-PFDD) meeting. During the meeting, we were able to hear from patients regarding hearing loss symptoms and treatments. The “Voice of the Patient” report is now available online. You will also find the comments we received prior to, during and after the meeting online.
13 October 2021Read more