European Friendship Week 2017

European Friendship Week 2017

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.

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2nd Music Festival ‘Beats of Cochlea’ in Warsaw, 11-14 July 2016

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Beats of cochlea 2015Only one month to go before the 2nd International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders ‘Beats of Cochlea’! On July 11th the second edition of the extraordinary Music Festival will begin. Wonderful, talented musicians with hearing implants will rock the audience again!

By now all of must have heard about the International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders ‘Beats of Cochlea’ – the international music competition created to show the unique musical talents of people using hearing implants. The Festival was for the first time organized one year ago, on the initiative of Prof. Henryk Skarzynski, first Polish surgeon performing cochlear implantations back in 1992, today the director of the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing in Warsaw, one of the leading European hearing implant centres. The idea of the Festival was born much earlier, inspired by his implanted and very talented patients.

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2nd International Music Festival for Children, Youths, and Adults with Hearing Disorders “Beats of Cochlea”

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Beats of CochleaThe International Music Festival for Children, Youths, and Adults with Hearing Disorders “Beats of Cochlea” is an original project initiated by Professor Henryk Skarżyński, first in Poland surgeon to perform cochlear implantation in a totally deaf patient in 1992. The idea is to show to the wide audience musical talents saved by high-tech advances in science and medicine.

The 1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths, and Adults with Hearing Disorders “Beats of Cochlea” took place in July 2015. Over 100 implant users from such countries as Argentina, China, Portugal and the United Kingdom have sent their applications to participate in the Festival. We hosted 35 people who came to Warsaw for auditions.

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EQUAL ACCESS TO WEB

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""Open letter from 20 civil society networks, representing consumers, older people and people from a range of representative organisations of persons with disabilities strongly oppose Council’s proposals to water down the Web Accessibility Directive.

Web accessibility means that everyone – including people with disabilities – can use the internet independently to browse, navigate and interact. In 2012, the European Commission released a proposal for a Web Directive on the accessibility of the public sector bodies' websites. The proposal has been discussed at the European Parliament and at the EU Council.

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World Hearing Day

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3 March 2016: World Hearing DayLast week we had our own celebration with the #CochlearImplantDay and tomorrow, on 3 March we commemorate the World Hearing Day. 

The theme for this year is “Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!”, promoted by WHO World Health Organization. You can follow their conference tomorrow via internet. 

As well you can follow them and us on twitter. 

You can find information about it in several languages: http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/world-hearing-day/2016/en/

The theme for World Hearing Day 2016 is ‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!’ This aims to draw attention to the fact that the majority of causes which lead to hearing loss in children can be prevented through public health measures. Further, those who have hearing loss can benefit greatly from early identification and suitable, timely interventions. The day aims to raise awareness about public health strategies to reduce the prevalence and impact of hearing loss.

 Materials related to World Hearing Day 2016 will be posted here as they are finalized.