Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'cochlear implants'

Film: Voices from El-Sayed at Bristol

Voices from El-Sayed (Israel) is being shown at the Watershed, Bristol on Saturday 9 May 2009 (1500). You can see the trailer here: The presentation is described as: The Bedouin Village of El-Sayed has the largest percentage of Deaf people...

Report on World Audiolgocial Devices Market

There is a 366 page report available on the World Audiological Devices Market. In other words, how much money there is to be made from flogging CIs and hearing aids in aid of making us normal. Sorry, an investment opportunity...

Parliament: Bilateral Cochlear Implants

John Heppell (Nottingham East, Labour) To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his plans are for the future provision of simultaneous bilateral cochlear implant to those who require it. Dawn Primarolo (Minister of State (Public Health), Department of...

Parliament: Implementation of NICE Cochlear Implant Guidelines

John Heppell (Nottingham East, Labour) Last week, I attended a celebration of the Ear Foundation, which is a charity that was set up to fund the first cochlear implant procedure in the city of Nottingham. Now that the National Institute...

Hear and Now - More4, Tuesday

More4 will broadcast HBO's Hear and Now (USA) on Tuesday 10 March 2009 from 10pm - 12 midnight. You should be able to catch it on More4 +1 from 11pm - 12 midnight (again on Tuesday). Here's a trailer...

Cochlear Implants prevent 'scrambling' in deaf brains

The New Scientist (3 January 2009) touches on testing cochlear implants on kittens (again) and how the results show early implantation prevents brain scrambling: Cochlear implants prevent 'scrambling' in deaf brains Brain activity that is 'scrambled' in deaf cats develops...

Parliament: Cochlear Implants & National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence

Last week there was a debate in parliament about the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Within this debate, there was reference made to cochlear implants, and wider benefits not being factored or measured when making a budgetary argument....

Coming soon: Hybrid Implant - Hearing Aid

It seems a hybrid implant / hearing aid is currently being tested. Part hearing aid part implant, which is aimed at hard of hearing people with some residual hearing but too much hearing to be considered a candidate for a...

Kind of messy

I know, I know; Alison and I haven't managed to blog as much as we'd like to recently, but of course the world doesn't stop spinning, so all the bloggable things have piled up... and so, this post will be...

Cochlear's dirty marketing tricks

We've been told that a complaint was filed in USA earlier this year against Cochlear. Upon investigation, we found out that the case focused on Medicare and exaggerated claims made by providers and possible competition practices. Background So what's this...

Emerging Slovenia: Photography on Cochlear Implants

Currently in London there was an exhibition at the Host Gallery, London entitled Emerging Slovenia, photographs by Borut Peterlin (the exhibition closes this Saturday). One of the books on display was photography of implanted Slovenian children. Miracle of Science: Rehabilitation...

Oh god, not more CI deaths.

The FDA has just issued another health warning about cochlear implants and meningitis, following the deaths of TWO MORE deaf kids. This shouldn't be happening! Children with Cochlear implants are at a higher risk for developing bacterial meningitis, a potentially...

Cochlear's aggressive marketing working

Cochlear has just announced a 25% rise in net profit after tax to a record $100.1 million for the year ended 30 June 2007, while core earnings were up 24 per cent to $107.56 million. Global sales of Cochlear's implants...

BUAV guide to charities & animal testing, what about deaf organisations?

BUAV has published a guide, as to which charities are ethically sound when it comes to donating. It describes itself as: to help animal lovers support health-related charities, secure in the knowledge that their donations will not fund animal research....

More Reviews of Playing God, Deafinitely Theatre

Deafinitely Theatre's 'Playing God' (a play about cochlear implants) is still getting reviews in the mainstream press. BBC Radio 4 BBC Radio 4 last Friday covered this issue. For those people who are hearing its the 0830 - 0900 slot,...

The Guardian messes up again, this time over CIs

OFT to look at £30,000 bill for ear implant. Why does the Guardian keep getting lingo wrong, and Deaf people wrong for that matter? Check out the lingo and inaccurate reporting: - "bionic ear"; - "fully repair her hearing" -...

Cochlear Implantation Increases Meningitis Risk

Last week the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery published a study that the presence of cochlear implants increases the risk of bacterial infections that can cause meningitis in recipients. As a solution to this, it is suggested...

CI funding in Wales again, a political football

A couple of days ago, Glyn Davies AM reported on the fact that someone could not get a CI in Wales, because of a lack of funding. He went onto state that this happened on the same day as Wales...

Cochlear Implants not value for money?

Wales is to get £750,000 for its cochlear implant programme, to implant 20 adults in 2007-08. That is £37,500 per person, this represents a 60% increase in the CI programme. From these figures, Wales implants 33.33 people each year. Wonder...

Cochlear set to grow 20% in 5 years

Cochlear's marketing tactics, and aggressive business strategy has hit the news again. Cochlear's CEO, Chris Roberts says: ... the company has 70 per cent global market share and the current Cochlear implants only cover 10 per cent of the available...

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