The Pindrop Foundation is hosting its’ biennial adult cochlear implant forum ‘The campaign to end silence,' in November 2019.
Hearing loss is not just about the absence of sound. It’s about the far reaching consequences on a person’s life; from communication challenges, to isolation, loneliness, increased risk of depression, mental health issues, cognitive decline and dementia.
Over the past thirty years, advancements in cochlear implant technology have changed the lives of many adults affected by a severe or profound hearing loss, giving them access to hearing in a real world setting, with improved health and quality of life outcomes. Yet this life changing technology is being under utilized for New Zealand adults.
Our third cochlear implant forum on Saturday 2nd November 2019 will ask the questions of leading New Zealand and international experts: What is the impact of hearing loss and its associated consequences? What’s the impact of loneliness and isolation of adults affected by hearing loss? How do we improve access to cochlear implant technology for adults?