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.

Watch the presentations from this webinar here

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.

Watch the presentations from this webinar here

Chair: Pádraig Kitterick

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

WHO ‘Focus on Hearing Screening’ Webinar Series

series of webinars focusing on individual target groups and a call for action, welcoming proposals from state actors including partners and stakeholders for holistic and sustainable implementation of hearing screening their countries’ target population.

Adult Hearing Screening

Presented by Jennifer Deal, PhD epidemiologist and gerontologist with expertise in cognitive aging.

Dr. Deal is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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.