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.
President: Mª Teresa Amat (Spain)
1st Vice President; Sari Hirvonen-Skarbö (Finland)
2nd Vice President; Søren Rasmusen (Finland)
Secretary; Epp Müil (Estonia)
Treasurer; Henri-François Baiverlin (Belgium)
Scientific adviser; Leo Raeve (Belgium)
Website advisor: Fernando Giménez (Spain)
Newsletter advisor; Brian Archbold (UK)
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