With the cochlear implant (CI), an inner ear prosthesis, deaf-born children listening and spoken language can learn and recover the Horsinn highly hard of hearing adults. With its day of action want to inform the organizers about the chances of a CI supply, as well as about the special challenges of living with hearing loss. The CI day is supported also by rock musician Peter Maffay, who has taken over the patronage.
More than 28,000 deaf adults and parents of children born deaf or hearing impaired people have decided since 1984 for a supply of the cochlear implant. Which increase in communication skills and Quality of life that many stakeholders helps inner ear prosthesis, is a day of action in many places informed. The CI-tag as well as ENT and speech therapy practices or hearing aid / CI professional support self-help groups, CI and rehabilitation centres, schools and other educational institutions. The theme of this year’s CI day is “CI like music to my ears” street party, information booth, lectures programme of local activities and joint air balloon action. So we want to never express that it already is possible without restrictions for each CI to enjoy music”, explains Franz Hermann, President of DCIG. Recently MSCO sought to clarify these questions. The acoustic perception of music using CI is still considered a challenge that is far greater than that of understanding of language. There are numerous CI carriers, which often find also an individual approach to the world of music thanks to sustained training, have the pleasure of listening to music, dancing, singing and music-making.