Cochlear Implant Innovation, Research and Advancement (CIRCA) Workshop

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Medical Device Epidemiology Network (MDEpiNet) are cosponsoring a Cochlear Implants Innovation, Research and Advancement (CIRCA) Virtual Workshop, to be held February 1-2, 2022.

The goal of the workshop is to gain a better understanding of the current landscape of cochlear implants and their related regulatory processes, and to contribute best practices to strengthen the research and clinical infrastructure to capture and assess patients experience with cochlear implants.

World Hearing Day 2022

On World Hearing Day 2022, WHO will focus on the importance of safe listening as a means of maintaining good hearing across the life course.

In 2021, WHO launched the World report on hearing that highlighted the increasing number of people living with and at risk of hearing loss. It highlighted noise control as one of the seven key H.E.A.R.I.N.G. interventions and stressed the importance of mitigating exposure to loud sounds.