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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ProDeafToolkit is an innovation European project in continuing professional development. To help the public and businesses to meet the requirements of anti-discrimination laws our consortium seeks solutions to put in place the teaching and knowledge needed to adress the needs of deaf and hearing impaired people in society.
Le Sacom, Service d’Accessibilité à la COMmunication, s’adresse plus particulièrement aux personnes sourdes, devenues sourdes ou malentendantes, pour une interprétation du français vers la LSF et inversement, une aide à la communication pour d’autres situations ou une réponse adaptée aux moyens de communication utilisés, une prise de notes manuscrites, ou une saisie informatique projetée sur écran (TAO).
Ms Jeign Craig Vice President Hipen.
Presentation at the 3rd International SensAge Conference, 23 June 2014: Promoting Active Participation By Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities.
Please click at the powerpoint presentation below to view the presentation.
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.
SURDI 49 est une structure départementale pour permettre aux malentendants et devenus-sourds de maintenir et développer une vie sociale et personnelle.
Elle offre à ses adhérents un lieu d'accueil et de convivialité où l'on peut parler difficultés, projets, solutions avec d'autres personnes concernées par le même problème.
Bucodes SurdiFrance, union d'associations de malentendants et devenus sourds, oeuvre au niveau national pour informer et sensibiliser le plus grand nombre aux différentes pathologies auditives.
Créée, animée et gérée par des personnes déficientes auditives, il a pour objectif de défendre les intérêts des devenus-sourds et malentendants et d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie.
Revue trimestrielle de l'ARDDS, réalisée en commun par le Bucodes SurdiFrance et l'ARDDS. Elle concerne toutes les personnes devenant malentendantes, ou sourdes.
Vous y trouverez toutes les informations concernant la déficience auditive.
En France, un nouveau dispositif national d'information « Surdité, où s'informer ? » est lancé le 16 décembre 2013. Il est composé d'une plateforme téléphonique : 0 812 040 040 (numéro d'appel au tarif local) et d'un site internet http://www.surdi.info/. Permanence accessible également en LSF.
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.
As individuals age, it is common to experience changes in sensory perceptions—vision, hearing, smell, etc. Modifying one’s home environment to compensate for sensory loss can assist the older adult in maximizing their independence and ability to age in place. First, it is important to understand how the environment is perceived and negotiated by the older person.
There is an increase in dual sensory impairment (DSI) (hearing and visual) with increase in elderly population. Most causes of DSI among elderly are treatable. This study determines the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community.
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.
Sensorineural hearing loss, one of the most common diseases, has historically been regarded as an incurable and irreversible condition. The number of people with hearing loss has grown rapidly in recent years, because of the prevalence of environmental noise and the increase in the elderly population...
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.
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.
This publication on hearing impairment describes the types (conductive, sensorineural and mixed hearing loss and auditory processing disorder), the degree and the configuration of hearing loss as well as the types of assessment and the ways to manage such an impairment.
Listening to a speaker while hearing another speaker talks is a challenging task for elderly listeners. We show that elderly listeners over the age of 65 with various degrees of age-related hearing loss benefit in this situation from also seeing the speaker they intend to listen to.
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.
The process of aging begins at birth and continues throughout life. Change is an inevitable part of the aging process. Sensation is the physical and mental process that allows us to receive information from our surrounding environment through the ears, skin, tongue, nostrils, eyes and other specialized sense organs. Key sensing processes include vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell.
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.
This review provides an overview of recent research that addressed hearing loss and auditory processing problems among elderly people. It focuses on research from the University of Maryland on problems in auditory temporal processing by elderly listeners as assessed in speech perception experiments using temporally altered signals and in psycho-acoustic experiments of duration and rhythm discrimination for simple and complex signals.
This web page was developped in the context of the Web Accessibility Initiative by W3C and is intended for people with disabilities who have difficulties accessing the Web. It gives an introduction to Web accessibility.
Purpose: this study examined the relation of dual and single sensory impairments, within the context of cognitive function, by using the framework of everyday competence in terms of the probability of difficulty with specific personal and instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs and IADLs, respectively)
It has been well established that increasing age is associated with decreasing functional ability in older adults. It is important to understand the specific factors that affect instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and functional independence among older adults with sensory disabilities.
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.
This report explores the levels of vision and hearing impairments among the elderly, the changes in those levels over the last decade, common devices and procedures used to reduce the impact of these impairments, and the potential for future reductions.
Hearing loss is more common in the ageing population as compared to young adults. Individuals are not protected from other causes of hearing loss just because they are in work. Their hearing may therefore be at risk from causes not related to their occupation.
As we age we are increasingly likely to suffer from chronic conditions. Hearing impairment is among the top three such conditions along with arthritis and hypertension.1 It may have become a problem for the ﬁrst time in old age or may have been acquired when younger or at birth.
Background: Hearing impairment is 1 of the 4 most prevalent chronic conditions in the elderly. However, the biological basis of age-related hearing loss is unknown.
Objective: The objective was to test the hypothesis that age-related hearing loss may be associated with poor vitamin B-12 and folate status.
An older person may find it easier to change their ways of performing daily tasks when he/she understands how the aging process affects their
sensory system. Then, one can begin to make appropriate adaptations and accept those sensory losses that cannot be completely overcome.
We have particular concerns for elderly Deaf people. Although the Deaf Community is a powerful support system for Deaf people throughout their lives, it is a small community and one which requires participation.
The Epidemiology of Hearing Impairment in Elderly People describes the types and causes of hearing impairment among elderly individuals; the prevalence by age, gender, race, income and institutionalization; the impact of having hearing problems; deafnes.