What is EURO-CIU?
European Association of Cochlear Implant Users
The European Association of Cochlear Implant Users (EURO-CIU) was founded 1995 in Luxembourg.
The Association represents at European level the interests of deaf or hearing impaired people, who have regained hearing perceptions through a Cochlear Implant (CI) device. There are now 21 countries in EURO-CIU, each represented by their national CI User Association.
EURO-CIU, representing over 70,000 of hearing impaired and implanted persons, is one of the biggest European NGO for disabled people and the only one which operates in three main EU languages: English, German, and French.
EURO-CIU is full member of the European Disability Forum (EDF).
The Managing Board comprises the following personnel.
Mª Teresa Amat (Spain) President.
Sari Hirvonen-Skarbö (Finland) 1st Vice President.
Ervin Bonecz (Hungary) 2nd Vice President.
Beatrice Cusmai (Italy) Secretary.
Henri-François Baiverlin (Belgium) Treasurer
Leo de Raeve (Belgium) Advisor Scientific.
Brian Archbold (UK) Advisor Newsletter.
Fernando Giménez (Spain) Advisor Website.
You can find its Newsletter on the EURO-CIU website.
The current edition can be seen here.
The latest figures (2014) on cochlear implantation across Europe have been compiled in a report by Sue Archbold which can be seen here