Community Advocacy News

CIICA – only just beginning! This will be 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.

The Columbian President promotes inclusive masks

The Columbian President promotes inclusive masks

Professionals, associations and users drove the change about masks and the need for clear masks in Columbia. The President sanctioned the law to promote the use of inclusive masks to improve communications for people with hearing disabilities. Patricia Faletty tells us more.
18 August 2021Read more  
UK annual CI update: 2020-2021 data now available!

UK annual CI update: 2020-2021 data now available!

The British Cochlear Implant Group collects data from all CI centres in the UK and publishes this data on their website: www.bcig.org.uk The data from the time of the pandemic is interesting and shows the reduction in numbers receiving implants during this time, but also reveals the number of CI which were achieved in this challenging period.
4 August 2021Read more  
Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss: CI access in developing countries

Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss: CI access in developing countries

Paige Stringer, Founder of the Global Foundation shares Discovery magazine: The Fascinating Science and Miracle of Cochlear Implants: Improving Access in Developing Countries. Paige's organisation works in Bhutan, Mongolia and Vietnam.
12 July 2021Read more  
AICE, ESPANA, Campaña Comercio Accesible!

AICE, ESPANA, Campaña Comercio Accesible!

Si necesitas leerme los labios... ¡Pídeme que me la ponga! Federación AICE launched the Accessible Commerce to Communication campaign with the following slogan: If you need to read my lips... Ask me to put it on!
6 July 2021Read more  
PINDROP, New Zealand, at Conference for General Practitioners, GPs

PINDROP, New Zealand, at Conference for General Practitioners, GPs

Nic Russell, of PINDROP, New Zealand, tells us of their Road Show and the importance of visiting the annual GP conference to talk about the value of adult CI - so many delegates only thought that CI was for children and not an option for adults.
22 June 2021Read more  
NORDIC ADULT CI ACTION GROUP ONLINE

NORDIC ADULT CI ACTION GROUP ONLINE

The Nordic Adult CI Action Group met online - from Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark - and shared the evidence from the WHO World Report on Hearing and the CIICA summaries, which will now be translated into the Nordic languages. Asa Skagerstrand presented on person centred care and cohesive care processes for adults with severe and profound hearing loss.
18 June 2021Read more  
Helen Cullington, Chair of BCIG, UK,  wears her badge – ask me about cochlear implants!

Helen Cullington, Chair of BCIG, UK, wears her badge – ask me about cochlear implants!

Helen Cullington, Chair of British Cochlear Implant Group, UK wears her new badge with pride! "ask me about cochlear implants"! You can get one too - email info@bcig.org.uk and you could wear it too to spread the word.
23 May 2021Read more  
IFHOH – updating our Advocacy Statement on CI

IFHOH – updating our Advocacy Statement on CI

IFHOH is updating their advocacy statement on CI - join the discussion! The paper is being updated given the recent release of the World Report on Hearing and the Consensus Paper on CI Treatment for Adult Hearing Loss.
16 May 2021Read more  
The Spanish Government recognises CI users and AICE

The Spanish Government recognises CI users and AICE

After years of work by the AICE Foundation, the Plenary of the Spanish Government Senate approved an Institutional Declaration on the occasion of Cochlear Implant Day that was signed by all parliamentary groups, making CI user groups visible.
16 April 2021Read more