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.

EURO-CIU Workshop & AGA Barcelona 2018

Workshop EUROCIU Barcelona 2018


A productive weekend: preparing next quarter work

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The EURO-CIU Board met on October 16th and 17th in Luxembourg The EURO-CIU Board met on October 16th and 17th in Luxembourg for two long and intense days of work to develop various points for this next quarter.

Beatrice Cusmai, representing AGUAV, our Italian association, opened the first session on Friday afternoon to discuss the proposals from AGUAV for next EURO-CIU Meeting on April in Varese (Italy), where there will be a workshop and our institution’s GA.

Previously, we had already sent our event organization protocols with the idea to adapt them fully to AGUAV availability and the services in the area.

Schedules, debates, budgets, cultural tours, hotels, sponsors, media, communication accessibility, transcription, language interpreters, etc. Everything was studied in detail, so we urge you to reserve next April 15th to 16th 2016 in Varese (Italy), where Tizziana Basso, AGUAV President, will greet everyone.


It was held the 1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders

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Prof. Skarżyński with the participantsFestival-1On July 16th the Gala Festival of the 1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders ‘Beats of Cochlea’ del Prof. Henryk Skarżyński took place in Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw (Poland).

Cochlear Implant users from Hungary, Australia, Spain, Ukraine, Poland, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Portugal, Romania, Israel, Germany and Austria reached the final phase of the Festival.

The spectacular auditorium of the Polish Radio and Television was full packed to see this interesting and touching gala.


International Scientific Symposium ‘Hearing Implants and Music’ in Poland

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Mª Teresa Amat, President of EURO-CIU, chatting with Prof. Henryk Skarżyński On July 16th took place the International Scientific Symposium ‘Hearing Implants and Music’ in Warsaw (Poland).

On July 16th 1992 Prof. Henryk Skarżyński performed the first Cochlear Implant (CI) surgery in Poland. Since then, the CI center has become a reference place in the whole country and a formative center of the speciality for ENT doctors. In this same center more than 60 procedures are performed daily. Since 1992 until today, there are 4500 Cochlear Implant users in Poland.


European Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implants - Toulouse

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Toulouse Logo ESPCI 2015On 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 theme of this ESPCI is focused on Emerging Concepts and Emerging Talents in Cochlear Implants as we wish to promote new ideas concerning this multidisciplinary domain. The design of the Symposium will be limited on keynote lectures, debates, round tables, and advanced courses.


University of Salamanca invests Professor Blake Wilson as Doctor Honoris Causa

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Ceremony of investitureOn 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 in the University’s Assembly Hall. Dr. Enrique A. López Poveda has been the godfather of this doctorate. La Federación AICE was the only organization of Cochlear Implant users, and Deafness in general, that attended, with Antonio Simón, a Cochlear Implant user, on behalf of the Federación AICE’s president.

Dr. López Poveda emphasised in his Laudatis (praise) that thanks to the researches conducted by the Professor and others like him, “nowadays, almost 350.000 persons not only can hear (thanks to the Cochlear Implant) but also they can communicate with other orally, even by phone, despite being deaf”.