Euro Trak Reports
Low Awareness of CI in Germany and France; data for advocacy
Euro Trak reports, established by EHIMA to survey countries about hearing aid useage and awareness, have recently included useful questions on CI awareness.
Have a look at the reports on Germany and France and see how little awareness there is even there of cochlear implantation. For example in Germany:
69% of the population in Germany have never heard of Cochlear Implants.
Only 18% of the HA owners with severe/profound HL have been informed about CIs by a medical professional.