On this page you will find a few examples of resources we think will be useful to you in your advocacy work: in our Community Members’ pages we look forward to sharing your contributions!

It is a really good idea to share resources and see what is happening in other countries. This is crucial to advocacy work.

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Cochlear Implant Quality of Life (CIQOL) Instruments for Adult Assessment

Cochlear Implant Quality of Life (CIQOL) Instruments for Adult Assessment
CIQOL is a suite of instruments which can be used to provide a comprehensive assessment of the functional abilities of adults with CI. The person-centered approach used by the team at the Medical University of South Carolina contrasts with many previously developed patient-reported outcome measures, which were developed using expert opinion. Read more here about how you can access them free of charge.

Adult Aural Rehabilitation Resources and Tips from ACIAlliance

Adult Aural Rehabilitation Resources and Tips from ACIAlliance
The American CI Alliance have many great resources for Adult Aural Rehabilitation and Tips for CI Users. These resources are free to download and include information on Aural Rehabilitation and Tips for a variety of scenarios. Have a look to see what is available to support adult CI use.

THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT? MEMBERS’ VOICES

THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT? MEMBERS’ VOICES
The Pandemic has had a huge impact globally - and on those with hearing loss and those with CI. Here you can see videos from a range of CI users, families and service providers illustrating the challenges the pandemic has brought and what they have learnt from it.

LIVING GUIDELINES FOR CI FOR ADULTS

LIVING GUIDELINES FOR CI FOR ADULTS
The Living Guidelines Project aims at producing evidence based guidelines for CI in adults, to ensure that those who need CIs get the best possible services. CIICA has a role in ensuring that the user voice is heard in the development of the guidelines, and our Chair, Leo De Raeve is on the Steering Group and Chairs our CONVERSATIONS where you can have your say.

COCHLEAR IMPLANTS FOR DEAF CHILDREN

COCHLEAR IMPLANTS FOR DEAF CHILDREN
Not all children who could benefit have the access to CI or the support to fully benefit from their improved hearing. This new Information resource from CIICA and EUROCIU provides up to date information about the impact of deafness for deaf children and their families, and information and evidence about cochlear implantation in children. Helpful for both families and professionals. Available to download.

CIICA and EUROCIU launch new resource: WHY HEARING WELL MATTERS FOR HEALTHY AGEING

CIICA and EUROCIU launch new resource: WHY HEARING WELL MATTERS FOR HEALTHY AGEING
Healthy Ageing is linked to addressing hearing loss: reviewing recent research our briefing concludes that addressing hearing loss can support healthy ageing. Read more about this exciting new resource and download it and share!

IDA’S PERSON CENTRED CARE (PCC) KNOWLEDGE BANK

IDA’S PERSON CENTRED CARE (PCC) KNOWLEDGE BANK
Person Centered Care is increasingly recognised as important in health care and the IDA Institute has been working in this area for some time. They now have some great resources to help us in our busy lives to find the information we need. It brings you studies, reports and tools. Do have a look!

EUROTRAK REPORTS ON UK,FRANCE AND GERMANY: LOW AWARENESS OF CI

EUROTRAK REPORTS ON UK,FRANCE AND GERMANY: LOW AWARENESS OF CI
EuroTrak is the largest comparative multi-country study on hearing loss and hearing aid usage. See the information on the low awareness of CI in UK, France and Germany. What are we doing about this?

Resources for Teachers of the Deaf @BATOD

Resources for Teachers of the Deaf @BATOD
The British Association of Teachers of the Deaf have many resources for teachers and parents and young people on their website. They publish annual reports about teh figures for deaf children in the UK and resources about managing Listening and Cognitive Effort. Do have a look and they are downloadable.