PORA! 03.03 Forum-Discussion with Nicole da Rocha

We would like to invite you to the PORA! Forum-Discussion on March 3rd with Nicole da Rocha. We will discuss various aspects of using the website, particularly the application of rehabilitation materials for children and adults with hearing impairments.

The lecturer, Nicole da Rocha, is a speech therapist with a certification in Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT), a clinical audiologist, and a specialist in alternative communication from the UK.

Our discussion topics will include:

  • Assessing the usability of the website;
  • Practical advice on applying the provided materials in rehabilitation practice;
  • Addressing typical challenges and ways to overcome them;
  • Opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the expert.

We are confident that this will be an interesting and fruitful experience for all participants. Join us and share your expertise!
Thank you for your attention, and we hope to see you at the forum-discussion!

To participate in the webinar, please register at the following link:
Start time: 3:00 PM Berlin Time

Time Language: English, with translation into Russian
Participation: Free of charge

Presentation as PDF download

Free to access! For professionals, families & individuals who are supporting, or are themselves, Deaf / Hard of Hearing


  • myHearingGuide
  • The Listening Room
  • Musical Atmospheres
  • SoundSuccess
  • BabyBeats

Recording 4.02.

PORA! 18.02. Parents organizations

We will be featuring a discussion on the creation and significance of parent associations for individuals raising children with hearing loss. The session will explore the motivations behind establishing these associations, their goals, achievements, and the challenges they encounter.
Our esteemed speakers for this session are:
Ekaterina Tortladze (Georgia)
Luzine Stepanyan (Armenia)
Asel Mayrambekova (Kyrgyzstan)

PORA! 4.02. «Material for therapy sessions for children with CI»

Nicole da Rocha, speech therapist, AVT, clinical audiology from the UK, will be conducting a webinar on February 4. She will enlighten us about the array of online materials available for rehabilitation and the various ways to incorporate them effectively. Additionally, we have scheduled a forum discussion for March 3rd.


Nicole ‘s training and experience has been focused in early intervention and her therapeutic approach is transdisciplinary, child lead with family centred care. She has over 15 years of clinical experience with further qualifications in multilingual speech acquisition, AAC (augmentative alternative communication), AVT (auditory verbal therapy) and am also Hanen certified.

She currently works for Advanced Bionics, a cochlear implant manufacturer as international consumer excellence manager. She supports families and professionals with the process of receiving cochlear implants and getting the brain acclimatised to sound.

“My heart passion is for communication, I hold the belief that communication is what makes us human. It is a privilege to work with the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and to work in this field to provide solutions for communication.”


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PORA! 17.12.2023: Topics and conferences 2024

We cordially invite you to join us for our final webinar of 2023 featuring Dr. Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany.
During this session, we will present an overview of upcoming topics for 2024 and highlight conferences across various countries focusing on audiology and rehabilitation after Cochlear Implantation.
Your input is valuable to us, and we would like to learn about the topics you find most interesting for our webinars in 2024.
Feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues. We look forward to your participation!

Wir laden Sie herzlich zu unserem letzten Webinar 2023 mit Dr. Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany ein. Während dieser Sitzung werden wir einen Überblick über die kommenden Themen für 2024 geben und Konferenzen in verschiedenen Ländern hervorheben, die sich auf Audiologie und Rehabilitation nach Cochlea-Implantation konzentrieren. Ihr Input ist für uns wertvoll und wir würden gerne mehr über die Themen erfahren, die Sie für unsere Webinare im Jahr 2024 am interessantesten finden.
Teilen Sie diese Einladung gerne mit Ihren Kollegen. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Beteiligung!

Profile: Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany

Monika Lehnhardt-Goriany was born in Vienna and graduated from the University Alma Mater Rudolfina. She obtained her PhD in philology, psychology and philosophy.

During her professional career she has held various positions in German, American and Swedish companies. 1987 she established Cochlear Europe in Basel, Switzerland. She gained broad experience in all aspects of treatment for hearing impaired people – various products (e.g. cochlear implants, bone conduction hearing aids, middle ear implants), surgical interventions, audiological services (e.g. hearing screenings, diagnostics, fitting of speech processors), rehabilitation concepts and methods and economical aspects (cost-effectiveness and cost-utility studies) over a period of more than 20 years.)
Her extensive traveling through Europe, the US, Australia and most countries of CIS strengthened her multi-cultural competence. Her language skills (German, English, Russian, French and Polish) are essential in establishing direct contacts to key opinion people in the field (surgeons, audiologists, speech therapists, surdopedagogs, economists and politicians).

Since 2002, she has been Chairwoman of the Lehnhardt Foundation.

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PORA! 26.11 Forum-Discussion Parent-child interaction. A day full of opportunities

We would like to invite you to the  PORA! Forum-Discussion on November 26 with specialists from Spain and Portugal.
Main reason parents decide to go with implants for their child is a development & use of child’s speech & hearing. At the last meeting, we discussed the role and models of parents-child interaction, five simple but important steps – Brain-Building SERVE & RETURN and how to improve the quality of communication, as well as to increase the child’s active vocabulary.

When parents learn to talk more they will tend to talk in different ways…
and say more positive things.

75% of the Time We Spend With Our Kids in Our Lifetime Will Be Spent​ By Age 12

What do Children Learn in Routines? Share your experience!
Your questions will be answered by:
Eulalia Juan, Isabel Monteiro, Pedro Bras da Silva

Eulalia Juan: Speech and language patologist SLP-CCC, audiologist, AVT
–> Profil Eulalia Juan –<
Isabel Monteiro  Psychology and SLP Specialist, AVT
–> Profile: Isabel Monteiro –<
Pedro Bras da Silva Specialist in Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS), AVT
–> Profile Pedro Brás da Silva –<

You can watch the presentation  and recording of the last meeting.


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PORA! 26.11 Parent-child interaction

PORA! 12.11. Parent-child interaction. A day full of opportunities

The topicParent-child interaction. A day full of opportunities” will be presented by Eulalia Juan from Spain.


Eulalia Juan was born in Palma de Mallorca in Spain. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education (therapeutic pedagogy) in 1991 from the University of the Balearic Islands. In the same year, an SLP-CCC degree (Master’s in Language and Hearing Impairment) followed. Eulalia went on to specialize in hearing problems in children during a training course in 1997 (CEE). In 2006 she obtained her post-graduate degree in Audiology from the University of Salamanca. In 2012 she received an international certificate in auditory verbal therapy in a course coordinated by Warren Estabrooks. More –>

PORA! 29.10. Forum-Discussion with Carsten Gregor

Wir laden Sie herzlich zum Forum-Discussion PORA! am 29.10 ein. Das Thema „Landesbildungszentrum für hörgeschädigte Kinder: pädagogische Audiologie“ wird vom Hörgeschädigtenpädagogen Carsten Gregor vorgestellt. Seit 2015 ist er am LBZH in Osnabrück als Koordinator für Pädagogische Audiologie tätig, davor war er 9 Jahre lang als Lehrer in der Primarstufe, Pädagogischen Audiologie, Hörfrühförderung, Mobilen Dienst „Hören“ und Sonderkindergarten „Hören“ tätig.

Präsentation “Pädagogische Audiologie” als pdf herunterladen
Während der vorherigen Session haben wir folgende Punkte besprochen (klicken Sie auf “more”):

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PORA! 08.10. Forum-Discussion with Robert Mandara

We would like to invite you to the  PORA! Forum-Discussion on October 8th with Robert Mandara (Vice-President of EURO-CIU, member of CIICA) from Finland.

You could read his story and ask any questions before the session, so Robert can be prepared with answers. Robert Mandara PORA!(RU EN)

Robert Mandara, 54
British but living in Finland since 1996. Born with congenital sensorineural deafness.
First hearing aid at age 4, with tinnitus starting at around the same time.
Attended mainstream school and university – Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Employed as a Senior Technical Writer.
Right ear was implanted in 2014 and the left ear in 2016, with Cochlear brand implant and N6 processors.
Active CI advocate: Vice-President of EURO-CIU since 2019, a full member of CIICA, peer support person in Finland, volunteer at European Friendship Week for young CI users.

The story of the journey of CI was shared by Robert on May 21st.

PORA! 01.10. Forum-Discussion ‘How to minimize lesson preparation’

Topic “How to minimize lesson preparation ” is presented by Rebecca Claridge from Australia . 

We discussed contents of the MED-EL lesson kits, how to use the resources for offline and remote sessions (Telepractice), a multi-level lesson plan, key teaching strategies, activities with instructions,printable resources.

We look forward to your comments and feedback on the use of the materials provided. Please share your opinions and ask questions by e-mail: liubov.wolowik@lehnhardt-academy.net