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Dear Members,
Nominations are now open for the CICADA committee. We value our dedicated members who have served for years, and we invite you to consider nominating yourself. Please chat with a current committee member to understand the role.
CICADA is a vibrant community where members socialize, learn, and support one another. Your participation can help us continue to thrive. Join us in making a difference!
Warm regards,
Sue Walters
President, CICADA Call for Nominations for CICADA Committee 2024 - 29th June 2024
Dear Members, Nominations are now open for the CICADA committee. We value our dedicated members who have served for years, and we invite you to consider nominating yourself. Please chat with a current committee member to understand the role. CICADA is a vibrant community where members socialize, learn, and support one another. Your participation can help us continue to thrive. Join us in making a difference! Warm regards, Sue Walters President, CICADA
The session begins with an acknowledgment of the country's traditional custodians, followed by a report on the Cochlear Implant International Advocates Conference. 
The focus then shifts to a Presentation by Dr Celene McNeill (PhD) on Meniere's disease, its symptoms, diagnosis, and cochlear implants as a rehabilitation method. CICADA MAY 2024 Presentation, Recording Now available - Progression of the hearing loss in Meniere’s Disease, clinical results with cochlear implants and bi-modal fit - 20th May 2024
The session begins with an acknowledgment of the country's traditional custodians, followed by a report on the Cochlear Implant International Advocates Conference. The focus then shifts to a Presentation by Dr Celene McNeill (PhD) on Meniere's disease, its symptoms, diagnosis, and cochlear implants as a rehabilitation method.
Website: Click here to watch
If you have any sort of hearing impairment, you'll understand
exactly how difficult it is to listen when there is background noise
around, and how much this can impact your social involvement.
Our research is looking to better understand how effectively individuals can
hear in background noise, so that we can take steps toward solving this
challenging problem.
There are two research projects, download the attached pdf to find out more. Macquarie University needs you help with hearing research into noisy environments - 10th May 2024
If you have any sort of hearing impairment, you'll understand exactly how difficult it is to listen when there is background noise around, and how much this can impact your social involvement. Our research is looking to better understand how effectively individuals can hear in background noise, so that we can take steps toward solving this challenging problem. There are two research projects, download the attached pdf to find out more.
For more information download this document
Dr. William Martens, a perceptual psychologist with over 40 years in auditory science, focuses on hearing loss effects. His presentation delves into how cochlear implants affect music perception. Drawing from research and personal insights, he discusses challenges in grasping melody and harmony with CI. Recent studies comparing musical instrument sound quality via CI versus normal hearing will be summarised. CICADA Presentation : "Listening to Music When You Have a Cochlear Implant" now available - 17th March 2024
Dr. William Martens, a perceptual psychologist with over 40 years in auditory science, focuses on hearing loss effects. His presentation delves into how cochlear implants affect music perception. Drawing from research and personal insights, he discusses challenges in grasping melody and harmony with CI. Recent studies comparing musical instrument sound quality via CI versus normal hearing will be summarised.
Website: Goto the Presentation Here
Curtin University is conducting a study to develop a patient-centred outcome measure for adults with hearing loss, exploring their choice regarding cochlear implant use. With input from implant users and those considering it, we've created a prototype. We're now seeking survey participants to refine this measure through Rasch analysis, aiming to tailor it based on demographics like age and gender – Interested ! See attached Flyer Are you a cochlear implant (CI) recipient or CI candidate interested in research? - 15th February 2024
Curtin University is conducting a study to develop a patient-centred outcome measure for adults with hearing loss, exploring their choice regarding cochlear implant use. With input from implant users and those considering it, we've created a prototype. We're now seeking survey participants to refine this measure through Rasch analysis, aiming to tailor it based on demographics like age and gender – Interested ! See attached Flyer
Website: Join the Research Trial here
For more information download this document
Are you ready for some more summer reading? Dive into the newest articles on CICADA's Blog, packed with valuable insights, updates, and resources. Whether you're interested in cochlear implant technology or news from around the world, our blog has something for everyone.
CICADA - Connecting Cochlear Implant Users and Advocates Discover the Latest Summer Articles on CICADA's Blog! - 6th January 2024
Are you ready for some more summer reading? Dive into the newest articles on CICADA's Blog, packed with valuable insights, updates, and resources. Whether you're interested in cochlear implant technology or news from around the world, our blog has something for everyone. CICADA - Connecting Cochlear Implant Users and Advocates
Website: Visit our blog now and start reading
Club News: Lindy Crocker's Presentation on Music Appreciation for Cochlear Implant Users Now Available!**
We are thrilled to announce that the recorded presentation by the retired music director, Lindy Crocker, on "Listening and Appreciating Music for Cochlear Implant Users" is now available for all club members! CICADA BBQ AUG 23 Music Presentation is now available - 4th September 2023
Club News: Lindy Crocker's Presentation on Music Appreciation for Cochlear Implant Users Now Available!** We are thrilled to announce that the recorded presentation by the retired music director, Lindy Crocker, on "Listening and Appreciating Music for Cochlear Implant Users" is now available for all club members!
Website: View the presentation here:
You can now download the Member Jungle mobile app and stay up to date with what's going on our membership group. You can update your membership details and also receive notifications about important event reminders, latest news and more.
Visit the Mobile App page (under Membership) to find out more. Download our New Mobile App - 23rd November 2022
You can now download the Member Jungle mobile app and stay up to date with what's going on our membership group. You can update your membership details and also receive notifications about important event reminders, latest news and more. Visit the Mobile App page (under Membership) to find out more.