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Michelle Friedner, Assoc Professor in the Dept of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago, and herself a CI user, sends us this interesting paper Who Pays the Price When Cochlear Implants Go Obsolete? Do have a look and make your comments.
There is much debate about the ongoing conversation about hearing loss, dementia and cognitive decline. Jan Blustein adds to the debate here - asking for a closer look at this topic.
We are constantly bombarded with news and managing anxiety takes active, sustained effort. And I thought, amidst all that noise, are adults and families out there getting the right psychological support alongside their cochlear implant provision. The answer is no - see what you think?
Our second CIICA CONVERSATION, led by Anita Grover and Helen Cullington, discussed our experiences of tele-practice across 6 countries. Sharing these experiences during the pandemic highlighted positive developments, but also the challenges! “Just because we can do a lot of things remotely now, doesn’t meant that we should do everything remotely.”
Our first CIICA Conversation was on the topic of The Impact of the Pandemic on CI Services, led by Anita Grover, herself a CI user and CEO of AVUK. The summary of the inspiring conversation is here - we had contributions from 8 countries- if you would like to add your comments - please do! its a really timely topic.
Lidia asks why the accessibility aspects of using hearing technologies are rarely part of the rehabilitation and counselling. Should our audiologists discuss more about the role of assistive technologies and other accessibility issues in the real world? Read what she has to say and send us your comments!
Michele Friedner, herself an implant user, recently published this opinion piece in Scientific American giving the view that deaf children in developing countries are getting inferior cochlear implant technology. What do our members in developing countries think?
The new film "Sound of Metal" has garnered 6 Oscar Nominations for its searing portrait of a Musician who goes deaf due to the loud music he has been exposed to.
Steve Kittur of CHISLO in Kenya is asking “We’re now trying to craft our strategic plans to implement CIICA visions/missions. Since we all have a similar universal goal, I wish to inquire if there are any relevant strategic plan templates out there that we can adopt here to fulfill our common mission?”