THE EAR FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE IMPACT OF COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

The Ear Foundation has celebrated the development and significant impact of cochlear implantation on adults, adolescents and children by holding two major events in its annual calendar.

A lecture was held in memory of Marjorie Sherman, OBE, who funded The Ear Foundation from its beginning, and whose family continues to support its work.

The lecture, ‘from Language to Literacy in Learners with Cochlear Implants’ was delivered by Professor Connie Mayer, …

who trains Canadian teachers of the deaf at York University, Toronto. Sue Archbold, Chief Executive of The Ear Foundation said:” We are fortunate to have the support of such a celebrated world expert on the literacy of deaf children. In her lecture, Professor Mayer illustrated the huge impact that the advent of cochlear implantation has had on the writing abilities of deaf children.”

In a second event, The Ear Foundation hosted its 5th Annual Conference, ‘Cochlear Implants 2010: The State of the Art’, which provided a unique forum where current research and practice in all areas of cochlear implantation was explored. Renowned international experts contributed to a wide ranging discussion on subjects which included bilateral programming, educational outcomes, music with CI users, electro acoustic stimulations, literacy and the impact of cochlear implantation and cochlear implants with sign language.

Sue Archbold said: “We were delighted to welcome international speakers to this important conference, which was a fast-paced day where the audience were updated about every aspect of cochlear implantation. It all started in Nottingham, so it was completely appropriate that such an important collaboration was held here.”

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2 Comments to THE EAR FOUNDATION CELEBRATES THE IMPACT OF COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

  1. Ruth Sandefur
    November 23, 2010 at 5:04 PM | Permalink

    I am Deaf amd interested in receiving both positive and negative comments from people who have had cochlear implantation. Thank you.

  2. Jrm
    December 6, 2010 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    Ruth
    I have Bilateral implants (both ears) I strongly suggest you look for on-line suppport groups where u can find alot of opinions. I’m hard of hearing. So, I was able to hear very well with ONE hearing aid.. lost almost all my hearing several years ago. Implanted in my deaf ear and most recently my “good ear”. I am doing very well with them. I’m told its harder and longer for a profoundly deaf person with a CI since one has never heard before. With motivation, determination, and a lot of patience, it CAN be successful. But, Nothing is guaranteed. Hope this helps.
    jrm

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