EUROCIU NewsLetter. October 2015

Letter from our President

New times need new solutions, and these are what you asked to us, the new Board, which I lead as the elected President chosen last April. You proposed us more participation...


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Message from the Editor

I hope that you have all had a good Summer! Many thanks for all your contributions. The Board asked me to produce the Newsletter every 3 months (rather than every...


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EURO-CIU Workshop and General Assembly

Please save the date from 14th till 17th April 2016, for EURO-CIU Workshop that will take place in Italy, on this occasion, and will be organized by AGUAV. The location is...


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International Friendship Week 2015

Bigger, better and even more amazing than ever! EURO-CIU and The Ear Foundation held the 5th annual International Friendship Week from 19th to 25th July 2014 at St John’s School for...


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The 12th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implants

(Photo: Nadine Cochard, Marie-Noëlle Calmels, Bernard Fraysse giving Awards to Graeme Clark, Ingeborg Hochmair and Claude Henri-Chouard) The 12th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implants was held in Toulouse from June...


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The 12th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implants – EURO-CIU perspective

As well as having an Exhibition Stand at this Symposium, three of our members (Henri-François Baiverlin, Dr Dr h.c Monika-Lehnhardt-Goriany and Leena Hasselman), gave presentations. This is a summary...


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The International Congress of Education of the Deaf, Athens, 2015

“Educating diverse learners: many ways, one path” (Sue Archbold, PhD, The Ear Foundation, Nottingham) The International Congress of the Education of the Deaf is held every five years and this year was...


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1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders

Many thanks to MED-EL for supplying this article and the photograph of the Beats of Cochlea finalists. MED-EL Supports ‘Beats of Cochlea’ Music Event for Hearing Implant Users Listening to music is...


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1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders

Many thanks to Cochlear for supplying this article and photograph. Cochlear recipients wow the Beats of Cochlea Music Festival. The Beats of Cochlea Music Festival, the first international music festival for children,...


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Champions crowned at first ever World Deaf Tennis Championships

(Photo: Cochlear implant user, Esah Hayat, winning gold in the boy’s singles) In July the world’s best deaf tennis players descended on Nottingham to battle to be crowned World Champion at...


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AUSTRIA: "ÖCIG Youth" (Austrian Cochlear Implant Society – Youth Section)

Hi all! Since we haven’t made an appearance in the Euro-CIU community yet, we would like to present ourselves. We are Agnes, Veronika, Lukas and Marius, composing the team of the...


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AUSTRIA: CIA Summer Days 2015 in Carinthia

Building on the success of previous years, the 12th Cochlear Implant Austria (CIA) Summer Days were held at Lake Wörthersee in Carinthia, Austria, in July. Twenty families with children with cochlear...


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GERMANY: Initiative Better Hearing

(Photo by Dieter Wetterauer) The May-Market in Mannheim is Germany’s biggest regional fair with around 350,000 annual visitors and approximately 1,400 exhibitors in an area of around 75,000 sqm. The...


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GERMANY: From digital blogging to analogous barbecue – the first DCIG blog workshop in the name of active self-help was a great success

(Copyright for the photo - Oliver Hupka, Vice President of DCIG e.V) From digital blogging to analogous barbecue – the first DCIG blog workshop in the name of active self-help was...


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HUNGARY: Progress in newborn hearing screening

The Hungarian Ministry of Health announced that from, 1st September 2015, objective newborn hearing screening is obligatory for all babies born in Hungary. The screening shall be carried out with...


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HUNGARY: Stuart McNaughton - "He is not me" Hungarian release

We are really proud to announce that, thanks to MACIE's initiative, the autobiographical success book of Stuart McNaughton "He is not me" was translated into Hungarian and will be introduced...


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HUNGARY: International Friendship Week

This was the first time that a Hungarian delegation had taken part in International Friendship Week (IWF). We took part in various programmes: travelling on a double-decker bus; trip to the...


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THE NETHERLANDS: Living Room Meetings

Since spring 2015, OPCI has been organizing informal meetings at someone's home spread all over the country. Our aim is to stay on a small scale with up to...


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THE NETHERLANDS: 10th anniversary of OPCI

The year 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of OPCI. To celebrate this milestone we are organising a symposium on November 21th at the conference center Werelt in Lunteren. It promises...


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PORTUGAL: He Is Not Me now available in Portuguese

In August, the He Is Not Me family got bigger. Already available in English, German, Spanish and Danish, I am pleased to tell that He Is Not Me (By...


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SPAIN: Federación AICE appears in the Spanish Parliament

(Photo: At the left, Antonio Simón and Mª Teresa Amat. In the middle, Joan Zamora, surrounded by the President, Vice-President and Secretary (at the right) of the Committee.) Last June 23rd,...


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SPAIN: Great success of the first AICE’s Camps for CI children and teens

(Photo: The group in front of León Cathedral) From June 26th until July 7th, the first edition of the Federación AICE camps for Cochlear Implant children took place in Vegacervera (León,...


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SWEDEN: Barnplantorna´s 10th summer camp for families

Interaction, education and fun! 2015 is a year with lots of celebrating in Barnplantorna, the Swedish organisation for Children with Cochlear implants, Baha as well as conventional hearing aids. Twenty years...


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TURKEY: 2nd Open Painting Contest

2nd Open Painting Contest for Children and Youth with Cochlear Implants in Turkey has started. Our contest is supported by Anadolu University (Eskisehir) which provides education to people with hearing disabilities...


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UK: National Cochlear Implant Users Association (UK) – New Publication

NCIUA has just launched its third collection of user experiences – So what’s it really like having a cochlear implant: the experiences of adults. This is the first time...


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UK: The European Deaf Football Championships

(Photo: Jeremy Millensted of Team GB with his Bronze medal) The European Deaf Football Championships took place in Hanover, Germany this year, and one of the key British players...


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UK: The Ear Foundation wins Outstanding Achievement Award

(Photo: Dr Sue Archbold receives the Outstanding Achievement Award from Dr Nik Kotecha) The Ear Foundation has won an Outstanding Achievement Award and recognised as best in its category in this...


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ADVANCED BIONICS: AB Surpasses the Bar on Innovation with Two New Naída CI Sound Processors, Now Approved in the US

Advanced Bionics announces that the Naída CI Q30 and Q90 sound processors* have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for distribution in the United States. FDA approval follows...


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ADVANCED BIONICS: Introducing the rehAB Catalogue App

The rehAB Catalogue App provides hearing healthcare professionals an overview of AB’s uniquely designed listening, language, and music (re)habilitation resources for cochlear implant recipients and hearing aid users of all...


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ADVANCED BIONICS: rehAB Made Easy

rehAB Made Easy is a virtual learning series for professionals hosted by Advanced Bionics. The first session in the series, Learning to Listen with Sounds All Around, looks at the...


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ADVANCED BIONICS: Helping You Help Your Students Succeed!

Expanding our Tools for Schools™ program with Unique Educational Pieces to Support Children with AB Cochlear Implants in School! Advanced Bionics makes it simple for schools to help children with AB...


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COCHLEAR: All Cochlear Nucleus users, including those with a CI22 cochlear implant series can now upgrade to Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

Cochlear Nucleus users, now including those with a CI22 cochlear implant series can enjoy substantially improved hearing performance and ease of use when upgrading to the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound...


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COCHLEAR: Taking over the world, one sporting event at a time

The world really is the playground for siblings and cochlear implant recipients Matthew and AnneMarie Bugeja from Malta. Aged 16 and 12 respectively, the brother sister duo are no strangers...


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COCHLEAR: "Wireless Wow Moments" with True wireless freedom. No strings attached

Every day, more and more Cochlear Nucleus 6 users experience “Wireless Wow Moments”. They cut through the noise with the Cochlear™ Wireless Mini Microphone, enjoy clear and convenient phone calls...


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COCHLEAR: Thousands of Cochlear™ Nucleus® 5 and Nucleus 6 users jumped into the water with their sound processors behind their ears

This summer thousands of Cochlear™ Nucleus® 5 and Nucleus 6 users could not resist but to jump into the water. Most of them were able to hear in and around...


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COCHLEAR: Brett Lee announced as Cochlear Global Hearing Ambassador

(Photo: Brett Lee) Australian cricket great, Mr Brett Lee, was announced as Cochlear’s first Global Hearing Ambassador in London on 15 July 2015. As one of the world’s fastest bowlers, who has...


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COCHLEAR: A celebration of pioneering spirit - Happy 80th birthday to Professor Graeme Clark

Happy 80th birthday to Professor Graeme Clark -- inventor of the multichannel cochlear implant and a tenacious advocate of the hearing solutions world! On August 16th, Professor Graeme Clark celebrated his...


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COCHLEAR: Get the best hearing performance out of your Cochlear sound processor

Take regular care of your sound processor to help him help you hear your best. The following video will help you discover how to accomplish that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oandaSh3j7c (http://euro-ciu.createsend1.com/t/r-l-fuujhld-bkujisd-jy/)


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MED-EL: Easy as Child’s Play with New MED-EL Cochlear Implant System Features

The SONNET Audio Processor from MED-EL will be available September 2015 with additional child-friendly features MED-EL has launched new child-friendly features for the SONNET Audio Processor. These new features of the...


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Wokshop and General Assembly 2016

Wokshop and General Assembly

Information website: Versione italiana (http://www.audiologia.it/euro-ciu-2016-workshop-assemblea-generale/) English Versión (http://www.audiologia.it/euro-ciu-2016-workshop-general-assembly/) Euro-CIU 2016, the Cochlear Implant Users Association annual meeting, will take place from 15th till 16th April 2016, at Villa Cagnola located at Gazzada Schianno,...


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Wokshop and General Assembly 2016. Information EUROCIU delegates

Information website: Versione italiana (http://www.audiologia.it/euro-ciu-2016-workshop-assemblea-generale/) English Versión (http://www.audiologia.it/euro-ciu-2016-workshop-general-assembly/) On Saturday 16th Euro-CIU General Assembly, will be open only to Euro-CIU Delegations who can fill in the form and register on the link: Registration...


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Workshop 2016. "Workshop on quality of life and rehabilitation strategies for CI users”

Friday, 15th April 2016 “Workshop on quality of life and rehabilitation strategies for CI users” 08.45 – Participants and press registration 09.00 – Welcome addresses and course presentation 09.30 – Quality of life with...


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EUROCIU General Assembly

Saturday, 16th April 2016 Euro-CIU General Assembly” 9.00 – Registration of new delegates of Euro-CIU 9.30 – Euro-CIU General Assembly 11.00 – Coffee break 11.20 – Euro-CIU General Assembly 13.00 – Lunch 14.00 – Euro-CIU General Assembly 16.30...


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Letter from EUROCIU Board

Dear EURO-CIU members, friends and supporters, We want to share with AGUAV team our will to have all of you met us at the fantastic Italian location of Varese. We call...


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Letter from AGUAV President

Dear Euro-CIU Members, professionals and families, It’s a great honour for our association to host Euro-CIU Workshop and Annual General Assembly at a Varese on 15th and 16th April 2016. We...


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International Cochlear Implant Day - 25 February

Message from de Board

In the last edition of the Newsletter, there was an article about International Cochlear Implant Day. At the last Board meeting, which took place two weekends ago, one of the points...


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Cochlear Implant history: the first years (1)

André Djourno was born in Algeria in 1904, where he studied to be a doctor, and he moved to Paris in 1935, where he worked as occasional teacher at the...


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Cochlear Implant history: the first years (2)

Four years later, in 1957, Charles Eyriès visited Djourno. Eyriès was an excellent otologist and he had a patient with complications related to a cholesteatoma in both ears. Ten years...


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Cochlear Implant history: the first years (3)

(Photo: the first cochlear implant). The first article which describes a cochlear implantation was published in the Comptes Rendus of the Societé de Biologie of Paris in March 9th 1957....


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Cochlear Implant history. Bibliography

Djourno A : Excitation électrique induite localisée à distance. Real Académie des sciences, France 1953 Djourno A, Kayser D. : La méthode des excitations induites à distance. Société française d’electroaudiologie médicale....


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Vicente Marzal: Artist

Fhoto: a painting "Turmoil of Red Sound" by Vicente Marzal Vicente Marzal was born deaf in Valencia, Spain, in 1991. When he was eight years old, Vicente received a cochlear implant. Marzal...


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Cochlear Implant Day: ADVANCED BIONICS

Content: Poster of Advanced Bionics


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Cochlear Implant Day: COCHLEAR

Content: Poster of Cochlear


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Cochlear Implant Day: MED-EL

Content: Poster of MED-EL


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Cochlear Implant Day: OTICON

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EUROCIU NewsLetter. Mai 2015

Letter from our new President

Dear friends, I want to introduce myself to you in this new phase of four years for which you have elected me as the EURO-CIU`s figurehead, with whom I actively collaborate...


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New Board for EURO-CIU

Elections took place within the Annual General Meeting EURO-CIU held on Saturday April 11th in Antwerp (Belgium). The new Committee is comprised of: Mª Teresa Amat (Spain) President; Sari Hirvonen-Skarbö (Finland) 1st...


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Message from the Editor

First of all, may I thank Alison Heath for all she has done as Editor over many years. I have enjoyed working with Alison since we first put together...


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Workshop and General Assembly 2016

Please note the following dates in your diaries: On 14th till 17th April 2016 the EURO-CIU Symposium and General Assembly will be organized in Italy, near Varese, at Villa Cagnola, located...


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EURO-CIU Symposium - State of the Art on Cochlear Implant Users in Europe

On 10 April 2015, the 10th Euro-CIU symposium took place in Antwerp. On Thursday 9 April 2015 an additional Belgium-the Netherlands symposium was organised by Leo De Raeve, the scientific...


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EURO-CIU Symposium - State of the Art on Cochlear Implant Users in Europe

In his opening speech of the 10th Euro-CIU symposium on Friday morning 10 April, conference organiser Leo De Raeve was proud to tell us that this symposium was organized under...


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Antwerp Council: speech at Opening Reception 10th EURO-CIU Symposium 9 April 2015

Dear organisers Dear participants of the ONICI-EUROCIU Conference. It is an honour and a pleasure to welcome you here in the Antwerp city hall, a building that celebrates its 450th birthday this...


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FROM DENMARK - The Ida Institute

Successes, Gaps and Challenges in CI Rehabilitation: The CI Journey for Children and their Families The Ida Institute is a non-profit organisation that works with hearing care professionals to develop tools...


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FROM FRANCE - European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implants - Toulouse

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, It is a real pleasure to invite you to the 12th European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implants in Toulouse, France, June 18-21, 2015. The dedicated...


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FROM GERMANY - Teenager-Weekend “I understand better this way”

Under the headline “I understand better this way“, the BayCIV held an exciting weekend for teenagers at Burg Hoheneck in Ipsheim from 2-4 May 2014. After a convenient journey there on...


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FROM POLAND - 1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders ‘Beats of Cochlea’

1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders ‘Beats of Cochlea’ Under the honorary patronage of Ewa Kopacz, the Prime Minister of the Government of the...


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FROM SPAIN - University of Salamanca invests Professor Blake Wilson as Doctor Honoris Causa

On May 11th took place the ceremony of investiture as a Doctor Honoris Causa for Professor Blake S. Wilson by the University of Salamanca (Spain), an event that was held...


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FROM SPAIN - A “Cupón” to celebrate the International Cochlear Implant Day in 2015

For the seventh year, on February 25th, the Federación AICE celebrated the International Cochlear Implant Day with various events throughout Spain, including Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia, Santander, Málaga and Albacete....


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FROM SPAIN - Federación AICE is declared Public Utility by the Spanish Government

Federación AICE has been declared Public Utility by the Spanish Government’s Ministry for Home Affairs, under Article 3.7 of Royal Decree 1740/2003 of 19 December. This is recognition for a...


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FROM THE UK - Communication needs of people with a hearing loss increasingly diverse

Providers of communication support said the needs of people with a hearing loss are more diverse than in the past and forecast them to become more so. The main reasons are...


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FROM THE UK - SoundSpace Online: a new online go-to resource on hearing loss

The Ear Foundation is developing a new website on hearing loss, named “SoundSpace Online. We have learned from professionals, families and research that the internet has been a growing source...


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FROM THE UK - The Ear Foundation’s exciting facilities are now open for all those with hearing loss

The Ear Foundation, already famous across the world for its pioneering work with deaf children, young people and adults, officially opened their unique new hearing centre in Nottingham at a...


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FROM ADVANCED BIONICS - Announcing Future Compatibility with Phonak EasyCall and DECT Phone accessories

The unique EasyCall and DECT Phone accessories are designed to significantly improve speech understanding when talking on the phone, without any intermediary device required. Compatibility of these accessories with the...


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FROM ADVANCED BIONICS – Phonak EasyCall for AB CI Recipients

The Phonak EasyCall* accessory is designed to provide universal, discreet, and hassle-free communication with any Bluetooth®-enabled mobile phone. Attaches directly to the phone Streams directly to both ears for best sound quality...


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FROM ADVANCED BIONICS – Phonak DECT Phone for AB CI Recipients

The Phonak DECT Phone* is a cordless phone for everyone that provides an easy-to-use phone option at home or at work. Enjoy calls on your landline phone Transmit sound directly to one...


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FROM ADVANCED BIONICS – Share Jacob’s Ride video on Facebook and AB will donate up to $5000 to the cause

AB cochlear implant recipient Jacob Landis will ride across the United States of America to raise funds for those who cannot afford cochlear implant technology. To support his cause, AB will...


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FROM COCHLEAR - True wireless freedom with Cochlear™ Wireless Accessories that fit life

True wireless freedom. No strings attached. With our range of Wireless Accessories, you can enjoy clear speech and sound that is delivered directly to your Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor wherever you...


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FROM COCHLEAR - Cochlear™ Nucleus® Aqua+: The world’s first waterproof behind the ear solution for Cochlear Nucleus 5 and Nucleus 6 users

The Earth is made up of 70% water – Enjoy it 100% Being able to play in and around the water is important, and we help make sure there is nothing...


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FROM COCHLEAR - Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant Portfolio – Reliability you can trust

Receiving a cochlear implant is a life changing experience. When choosing your system, you want to make sure you will benefit from a lifetime of reliable hearing without the need...


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FROM COCHLEAR - Enjoy the benefits of upgrading to Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

With Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6, you can now enjoy better hearing without always needing to be mindful of adjusting your Sound Processor to different environments. SmartSound® iQ, the new sound management...


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FROM COCHLEAR - Associate Professor Jim Patrick awarded Order of Australia for cochlear implant development

Please join us in congratulating Associate Professor Jim Patrick, Chief Scientist at Cochlear Limited, as he has been awarded the Order of Australia for distinguished service to science through the...


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FROM MED-EL - Dive into the summer with WaterWear from MED-EL for SONNET and OPUS 2 audio processors

Fully waterproof, reusable cover with complete water protection to be available during Summer 2015 Innsbruck, Austria, May 8, 2015 – MED-EL today launched the new WaterWear for the SONNET ...


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FROM MED-EL - Dual-Language Learning for children with Hearing Loss

Dual-Language Learning for children with Hearing Loss is a resource for professionals working with children who are multilingual or come from families that do not speak the majority language (language...


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FROM MED-EL - MRI Safety and Cochlear Implants

MRI scans are a common medical procedure for individuals of all ages. Magnetic Resonance Imaging, usually referred to as MRI, is an imaging technology that enables doctors and other healthcare professionals...


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FROM MED-EL - TARGEAR-Targeting challenges of active ageing: innovative integrated strategies for healing age-related hearing loss

According to the World Health Organisation, deafness is a chronic condition affecting more than 360 million people worldwide ( www.who.int/topics/deafness/en/ (http://www.who.int/topics/deafness/en) ) Age-related hearing loss (ARHL), also known as presbycusis, is...


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11th EURO-CIU Symposium and General Assembly in Finland, April 2017

11th EURO-CIU Symposium and General Assembly in Finland, April 2017
http://www.euro-ciu2017.fi/en/

EURO-CIU is a non-governmental and non-profit association which was established in Luxembourg in 1995. The association consists of 31 national member associations from 23 European countries.

Altogether the Euro-CIU represents almost 150.000 cochlear implant (CI) users across Europe, approximately 60% of whom are adults and 40% children.

In the Association’s recent surveys of members 95% of cochlear implant users state that the implant has improved both their and their families’ quality of life.

The mission of Euro-CIU is to increase access to the gift of hearing provided by cochlear implantation through awareness and research. EURO-CIU.

EURO-CIU is a non-governmental and non-profit association, which was founded in Luxembourg in 1995, consists of 31 member associations from 23 European countries representing almost 150.000 cochlear implant users across Europe.

A cochlear implant is a surgically implanted device that provides access to sound for severely/profoundly deaf adults and children by stimulating the auditory nerve.

UK - SoundSpace Online

EURO-CIU Newsletter. September 2016

026 UK SoundSpace OnlineThe “go to” place for online information, resources and learning about hearing loss

Based on discussions and anecdotal evidence from those with hearing loss, families, and professionals, and studies in the literature, information on hearing loss can be difficult to access because it is spread in so many different places, in so many different forms. There is a huge amount of material on hearing loss out there, both on the internet and offline, which is constantly being updated, but it's difficult for people to know where to begin looking.

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