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PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT AS PART OF COCHLEAR IMPLANT PROVISIONWe 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?
22 June 2022Read more
OUR EXPERIENCES OF TELE-PRACTICE; summary of our CIICA CONVERSATIONOur 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.”
11 December 2021Read more
The Impact of the Pandemic on CI Services: summary of our CIICA Conversation.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.
23 October 2021Read more
Let’s talk about Accessibility!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!
15 November 2021Read more
Opinion Piece: Deaf Children in Developing Countries Are Getting Inferior Cochlear ImplantsMichele 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?
9 August 2021Read more
Oscar Nominated film on deaf musician causes a storm of protest for its depiction of Cochlear ImplantsThe 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.
23 April 2021Read more
Can you help Steve with Strategic Planning?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?”
6 June 2021Read more
Let’s talk about lifetime care for CI: how can this be achieved?Robert Mandara, VP of EUROCIU and webgroup of CIICA, asks- how can we achieve lifetime care for CI users? Why is it so often forgotten? Read his thoughts - and add your comments!
2 June 2021Read more