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 email@example.com . We look forward to hearing from you.
HLAA: Voice of the Patient Report now availableThe 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
The Columbian President promotes inclusive masksProfessionals, 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!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 countriesPaige 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!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, GPsNic 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 ONLINEThe 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 British Cochlear Implant Group, UK wears her new badge with pride! "ask me about cochlear implants"! You can get one too - email firstname.lastname@example.org and you could wear it too to spread the word.
23 May 2021Read more