The second CI Futures 2020 webinar on August 5th, explored innovations in no-touch hearing care pathways for covid 19 times. Trisha DiGiovanni, a CI user, described how remote consultations blended with in-clinic processes before her surgery. Strong broadband, multilingual manuals and flexibility with time zones mattered, with patients taking responsibility for their own care due
Hearing-device wearers report that assistive technology to contain background noise is still a holy grail and needs industry co-operation, according to an Action on Hearing Loss survey: Ninety-six per cent of respondents said hearing in noisy settings is a major challenge. Just 12% of hearing aid users and 27% of cochlear implant wearers are satisfied now. Help From The Hearing-Device Industry
Olivia Williams is reading Applied Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology (US), and received her first cochlear implant at age 5, after losing her hearing when aged four. 1) Would you consider being deaf and a cochlear implant user part of your identity? Why, or why not? Yes, I do consider myself as a cochlear
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