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CIICA new report ‘Young Adults with CI Matter’

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Our new report, Young Adults with CI Matter, looks at the data from our global survey from those implanted as children and now young adults. It adds the issues arising from their CIICA Conversations and the Global Advisory Group of Young People with CI to produce a unique comprehensive report from this pioneering group.

Download the Full Report, YOUNG ADULTS WITH CI MATTER and download the Briefing, YOUNG ADULTS WITH CI MATTER.

These young adults are the first to grow up who are deaf, hearing with their implants. They are highly satisfied, but concerned about ongoing support and costs. When you are implanted at a young age, there is a long lifetime of funded CI services needed.  A responsibility for all!

I am so used to it I can’t do anything without my CI.

Visit our website to watch the video of Young Adults with CI – Hear their voices…
“I’ve always heard through a cochlear – so it’s all I know”
They report that 97% of these young people expressed overall satisfaction with their implants.

I am super satisfied!

However, they are concerned about the high cost of devices, accessories and repairs and ongoing costs for technology support throughout their lifetime. 10% have no spares.

Now I am 29 years old and had the same processor 20 years taking really good care of it. To replace is very expensive!

They want to broaden the current concepts of deafness including those with CI.
A young person from Uganda…

CI has surely modernised the concept of deafness. 

They propose the development of a new stakeholder group of young people to promote the benefits CI has brought and ensure the changes which could ensure lifelong hearing from CI, and full participation in society through their Agenda for Change.

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A partnership between York University in Toronto, Canada and the Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA). Grant: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canada, via York University, Toronto. Thanks to AICE Foundation, Spain for their support too.