Cochlear Science and Research Seminar on-line - Standard of Care in EMEA

Cochlear Science and Research Seminar on-line - Standard of Care in Europe, Middle East and Africa

This Cochlear Science and Research Seminar sets the focus on  "Standard of Care in Europe, Middle East and Africa".

Reaching consensus on the indication criteria and treatment for adult hearing loss is an ongoing challenge, not only across Europe but also in the Middle East and Africa. Cochlear Implantation (CI) should be the treatment of choice for adults with severe, profound, or moderate sloping to profound sensorineural-hearing-loss (SNHL) with limited benefit from conventional hearing aids.

Increasing the level of awareness of CI is one of the main drivers to mitigate under-treatment in these patient cohorts. Not treating the hearing loss may be associated with depression, cognitive decline and dementia, which further increases the burden for the health care system and society. Establishing clinical pathways from diagnosis, surgery to guidelines for surgery, should be unified and applied as a Standard of Care to unify the treatment pathway for all CI candidates, irrespective of their location. Clinical effectiveness of CI can be established by multidisciplinary, patient-centred collaboration amongst hearing healthcare professionals, whilst considering the factors associated with post implantation outcomes.

This seminar includes a directed discussion led by Professors Saeed and Vincent, with representatives from Europe, Middle East and Africa, on how to best establish a Standard of Care for adults with severe, profound, or moderate sloping to profound SNHL. The content of the webinar will be of interest to all hearing healthcare professionals involved in the management of hearing-impaired adults. But also politicians and patient organisation chairs may benefit from this webinar. Captioning in different languages will be available throughout the webinar.

View recorded webinar here

Programme

Cochlear introduction 

Dr Bart Volckaerts, Mechelen, Belgium

Introduction to the International Consensus Paper 

Prof Shakeel Saeed, London, UK

Best practice on establishing the Standard of Care 

Prof Christophe Vincent, Lille, France

Directed Discussion: "Regional implications and applications of the consensus statements"

Prof Mondy Hammad, Abu Dhabi; UAE
Prof Benghalem Hamid, Casablanca, Morocco
Dr Mujahid Din, Nairobi, Kenia
Dr Oleg Borysenko, Kyiv, Ukraine
Prof Gaetano Paludetti, Rome, Italy
Prof Pascal Senn, Geneva, Switzerland
Prof Levent Sennaroglu, Ankara, Turkey
Mr Robert Mandara, Tervakoski, Finland

Conclusion and Q & A 

Prof Shakeel Saeed, London, UK
Prof Christophe Vincent, Lille, France

Closure

Dr Bart Volckaerts, Mechelen, Belgium