CI Futures Forum: World Report on Hearing

This webinar will feature presentations from a diverse multi disciplinary panel of experts. The panel will discuss the recommendations from the WHO World Report on Hearing Published March 3rd 2021.

This report will have collected information from all its member countries on good and poor practices related to hearing loss at the international and national levels.

Chair: Catherine McMahon

Presenters: Mahmood F Bhutta, Peter Thorne, Susan D Emmett, Carrie L. Nieman, Katherine Bouton

Date: 30th April AEST

Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm AEST, 11:00am-12:00pm BST, 6:00am-7:00am ET

CI Futures Forum: Clinical Effectiveness of CIs

CIs are effective in improving quality of life due to improved hearing, and the wider impacts of better communication and connection with the world.

This webinar will feature presentations from a diverse multi disciplinary panel of experts. The panel will present real world examples from their own perspective and experience as well as discussing the recommendations from the Consensus paper.

CI Futures Forum: Factors Associated with Post-Implantation Outcomes

It is important that for those who are identified as being able to benefit from CIs are provided with an implant as soon as possible to ensure the best possible outcomes. Using hearing aids with CIs also delivers positive outcomes for communication and quality of life.

This webinar will feature presentations from a diverse multi disciplinary panel of experts. The panel will present real world examples from their own perspective and experience as well as discussing the recommendations from the Consensus paper.

CI Futures Forum: The Relationship Between Hearing Loss and Depression, Cognition and Dementia

Addressing hearing loss is associated with improvements in overall wellbeing including mental health by enabling people to communicate more easily with others. This reduces the social isolation and mental health problems associated with hearing loss. Addressing untreated hearing loss improves cognition and may help reduce the risk of dementia.

This webinar will feature presentations from a diverse multi disciplinary panel of experts. The panel will present real world examples from their own perspective and experience as well as discussing the recommendations from the Consensus paper.

CI Futures Forum: Cost Implications of CIs

Ensuring that people with hearing loss who could benefit from a CI receive one is not only beneficial for the individual’s wellbeing but improves their chances of employment. This reduces the cost of social care and welfare budgets. It is a cost effective intervention for health systems and has the potential to save money on other health related costs.

This webinar will feature presentations from a diverse multi disciplinary panel of experts. The panel will present real world examples from their own perspective and experience as well as discussing the recommendations from the Consensus paper.