CIICA CONVERSATIONS influenced the Living Guidelines: now we need to support their impact on adult CI services: captioned videos below.

thank you for giving me the opportunity of learning so much: an eye opener

CIICA has been involved in the development of the Living Guidelines for CI in adults which aim at improving access to CI and services globally.

It’s vital that these guidelines are used – and this CIICA LIVE event gave a brief update on them, with examples of how they are already influencing practice, and exciting ideas from advocacy groups and professionals from across the globe as to how they will use them to change access and lifelong services.

Thanks to all our contributors – some talking in the early hours and some at the crack of dawn – who provided us with challenges and ideas about how the Living Guidelines could have impact. Thanks to to all who contributed to the lively chat room – comments, new ideas, sharing links and resources – showing how much is going on already.

The event was chaired by Holly Teagle, who has been part of the project since the beginning. Share some of the lively chat room: 

I would like to see hearing screening done regularly throughout life, like dental checks, so that they are routine. That way it would not be so easy to spend 10 years hiding behind denial.

Time to go mobile: transform covid testing vans into mobile hearing screening units

you can be sure that adults will be last in the queue – last for bilaterals

love this title – we are not walking audiograms 

we need lots more meaningful real world testing 

need to remember Bowen’s point about the groups of young adults who were implanted as children

we should all be thinking about how to prepare young CI users for looking after their own CI care as adults. AS Bowen says most of them take their CI for granted. Now they need to advocate for themselves.

Our sequential recipients need rehabilitation too – that second ear needs rehab

In the UK there are some transition clinics

I like that ” coach your environment relentlessly” ….but it gets tiring!

EFHOH is pushing the European Disability Card: the EU Commission legislation is in September. 




We need to remember that whatever we do, in work or socially we are advocating every time we interact with someone who doesn’t know anything about CI. We are all advocates in our every day life.

Here you can find the PDFs – and the captioned videos (please click the image to watch each video on Youtube!)