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Though cochlear implants (CI’s) are an effective medical treatment for many adults living with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss, conservative estimates suggest that 1 in 20 adults worldwide who could benefit from a cochlear implant have one.
The world’s first international consensus on cochlear implant treatment for adults* was published in JAMA Otolaryngology. The paper was authored by 31 hearing experts assisted by cochlear implant user and professional advocacy organisations. The publication is a major step forward in clarifying when CI’s are a treatment option for adults, and a timely call to policymakers, insurance funding bodies as well as health professionals to better understand the importance of providing access to CI treatment for those who could benefit.
In this second series of webinars, commencing with the first event on January 29th, you will have the opportunity to hear from a diverse multi-disciplinary panel of experts from around the world, discussing the findings and recommendations from the consensus paper, as well as the real world barriers and facilitators to access and equity for adult CI. Webinars will be presented by leading experts in the field of CI from around the world and will include the participation of patients.
Intended audience – these webinars are open to all hearing health professionals, CI teams, CI users, advocacy groups and healthcare commissioners. The webinars will be captioned.
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