CI Futures Forum: Best Practice Clinical Pathway for Diagnosis

Screening for hearing loss in adults is important for the identification of potential candidates for cochlear implantation. Clearer and appropriate criteria for diagnosis of those who may be a candidate for cochlear implants will help create a clear pathway to implantation and improve understanding of the benefits and appropriateness of CIs by health professionals and the general public.

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Chair: Michal Luntz

Presenters: Leo De Raeve, Ulriche Hoppe, Shakeel Saeed, Emmanuel A.M. Mylanus, Laura Turton, Christophe Vincent

CI Futures Forum: World Report on Hearing

This webinar featured presentations from a diverse multidisciplinary panel of experts. The panel discussed 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.

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Chair: Catherine McMahon

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

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.

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Chair: Nic Russel

Presenters: Tatsuya Yamasoba, Jeeyeon Lee, Milind V. Kirtane, Byung Yoon Choi, Cathy Birman, Holly Teagle

CIICA Live in July – Advocacy: How do we do it?

Advocacy work is key to driving forward the changes needed in CI provision -and although we live in different parts of the globe and have differing roles – many of the issues are similar.

This CIICA LIVE session will provide the keys to advocacy to influence public policy and practice for CI provision and give practical successful examples to inspire, with two new focused tools for you.

CSRS: Bimodal in the Adult Population

This seminar covers the bimodal aspects in the adult population hosted by Prof. Ulrich Hoppe from Erlangen.

Bimodal is considered as treatment with a Cochlear Implant on one side and a hearing aid on the other side.

This webinar gives an overview of the scientific research in this field, including what bimodal is and how the indication has changed over time. It will also include presentations from experts in the field.

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.

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Chair: Gerard O'Donoghue

Presenters: Craig Buchman, Frank Lin, Dakota Bysouth-Young, Isabelle Mosnier, Robert Mandara

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.

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Chair: Pádraig Kitterick

Presenters: Brian Lamb, Helen Cullington, Henry Cutler, Ann-Marie Dickinson and Megan Quilter