What is a cochlear implant?
How does a cochlear implant work?
Who gets cochlear implants?
How does someone receive a cochlear implant?
What does the future hold for cochlear implants?
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L-Mail.com offers an online Braille and audio letter production services. The service offers a 24 hour turnaround for the printing and posting of Braille and audio letters to any location in the world.
Le CICAT est un espace d’information, de conseil, de démonstration et de prêt, dédié aux aides techniques spécifiques à la déficience sensorielle (visuelle et/ou auditive).
C'est une plate-forme d’aides techniques, situé a Angers, qui apporte des informations et des conseils sur les outils spécifiques à la déficience sensorielle relevant de différents domaines de la vie.
Géré par la Mutualité Française Anjou-Mayenne, le CERTA est un établissement sanitaire de Soins de Suite et de Réadaptation fonctionnelle, établissement de santé privé d’intérêt collectif (ESPIC). offre une réponse aux personnes adultes déficientes auditives, dans l’accompagnement à l’appareillage (prothèses auditives, implant cochléaire) ainsi qu’aux personnes souffrant d’acouphènes invalidants.
Géré par la Mutualité Française Anjou Mayenne, le CRBV, établissement de Soins de Suite et de Réadaptation, établissement de santé privé d’intérêt collectif (ESPIC), propose à près de 400 personnes déficientes visuelles par an, un bilan personnalisé des capacités fonctionnelles visuelles et un parcours de rééducation, réadaptation et un accompagnement personnalisé.
La Maison Départementale de l'Autonomie est en France un groupement d’intérêt public présent dans les départements, qui a vocation à apporter le même service au bénéfice de l’ensemble des personnes requérant une aide à l’autonomie quels que soient leur âge, l’origine et la nature de leur déficience.
La MDA est intégrée dans une organisation globale en charge de la politique départementale en faveur des personnes handicapées et des personnes âgées.
Centre de ressources et d’orientation régional vers les pôles de compétences.
Structure pour l’insertion professionnelle des personnes déficientes visuelles ou auditives et pour leur apporter des réponses ainsi qu’à leur entourage personnel ou professionnel, avec un espace labellisé d’exposition spécialisée le CICAT.
This document contains guidance on accessibility in the form of Frequently Asked Questions regarding practical aspects of web content creation.
Each question provides comments and clarifications about typical accessibility issue that webmasters and internet editors face in their daily work.
Report on two big projects BIOVI took on in order to secure access to information for visually impaired people in Iceland, with special attention to the needs of senior citizens with visual impairments.
This publication presents the outcomes of a small qualitative study that took place in the frame of the European Union-funded Home Sweet Home project. It aims at shedding the light to barriers and enablers for the acceptance of new technologies that are introduced to help older persons live autonomously and manage better their health.
The purpose of the Report is the provision of an Information Record of models of specialist accommodation and care for older people, and related standards, in use across the countries of the European Union, the acceding and candidate countries, and the EFTA countries: Norway, Switzerland,
Iceland and Liechtenstein (in total 38 countries).
The Method Specialist Care was created to map the wishes of the inhabitants of De Vlasborch, a home for the visually impaired elderly. Next to that the method will equip the employees of Royal Dutch Visio.
Croatian impression of a deaf blind man.
Link to a video of the life of a 74 years old deaf blind man in which he describes how he became deaf blind. He also talks about his education, his problems in communication and about his mobility.
This webpage explains all basic facts about cochlear implants.
A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that helps people hear. A cochlear implant is not the same thing as a hearing aid. The device is surgically implanted and works in a different way.
Coming to terms with having a sight problem can be tough. Dealing with the emotional and practical impact of changes to your sight can be overwhelming. Our guide to coping with sight loss contains information and links to sources of help.
As well as selling a wide variety of products through our Online Shop, RNIB produces a number of magazines for blind and partially sighted people, including Vision magazine, our award-winning membership magazine for people with sight problems.
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This factsheet is for people who are considering getting a cochlear implant, or who would like information about them. The information is relevant for both adults who have hearing loss and parents of children with hearing loss.
This press release published on the Parliament's Magazine Regional Review introduces the European Thematic Network on Assistive Information project. The ETNA Network will implement, over a period of 3 years, a European Web Portal providing unified access to all ICT AT resources available on the Web in relation to the needs of all stakeholders, involved as AT users, professionals, developers and policy-makers.
Some of the best known, expert information providers in Europe have joined together to create the biggest, most comprehensive information service on assistive technology (AT) serving older and disabled people, their families and carers across the globe.
On this webpage, you can find all the information you need on the existing assistive devices that can be used by elderly people with sensory disabilities and other people with all kinds of disabilities.
This press release published on the Italian website wwww.nonautosufficienza.it introduces the European Thematic Network on Assistive Information project. The ETNA Network will implement, over a period of 3 years, a European Web Portal providing unified access to all ICT AT resources available on the Web in relation to the needs of all stakeholders, involved as AT users, professionals, developers and policy-makers.
As many as 1 in 5 people ages 70 years or older have both hearing and vision loss. This article examines dual sensory loss, and provides recommendations for better serving the needs of this unique and growing patient population.
This document is intended for people who have a disability that make web browsing difficult. It provides references to resources, including detailed documentation and step-by-step guides, to help you customize your particular web browser and computer setup.
WCAG 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these.
This is the first part of a two-part article on sensory impairment in older adults. The paper focusses on all the issues surounding hearing impairment and deafness. It is especially intended for nurses but anyone intersted in elderly people and hearing loss can read it.
This document shows how Web accessibility depends on several components working together and how improvements in specific components could substantially improve Web accessibility. It also shows how the WAI guidelines address these components.
Introduction: This study sets out to determine the usefulness of a questionnaire to screen for hearing impairment, assess the psychosocial impact of hearing handicap and survey older persons’ attitudes towards hearing aid usage.