PORA! 18.06. The role of a psychologist in the process of rehabilitation of a child with CI

We would like to invite you to the  PORA! “The role of a psychologist in the process of rehabilitation of a child with CI”

Specialists and parents are mainly focused on a child with a CI. But psychological state of a parent is no less important for the child’s successful rehabilitation. What’s the way to keep the family in a resourceful condition? What are the instruments to help the families after CI psychologically?
These and other questions will be answered by
– Dennis Metzeld, psychologist, research associate (CIC Rhein-Main)
– Lyubov Kyarginskaya, neuropsychologist, gestalt therapist (Tosha & Co)

PORA! 04.06. Hearing impaired children who have grown up – how not to justify the fears of parents?

We would like to invite you to the  PORA! “Hearing impaired children who have grown up – how not to justify the fears of parents?”
What topics are of particular concern to parents of children with hearing impairment? How does this affect their future?

These and other questions will be answered by:
– Qais Khan (CI user, CIICA)
– Maria Denisenko (HA user, team KI;SA)
– Maria Pavlova (mother of a child with CI, team KI;SA)

PORA! 21.05. “Choice of CI as an adult – doubts and decisions”

We would like to invite you to the  PORA! “ Choice of CI as an adult – doubts and decisions”.
The story of the journey of CI will be shared by:

    • Robert Mandara (Vice-President of EURO-CIU, member of CIICA), Finland and
      members of the KI;SA team, Russia:
    • Alexandra Kharina
    • Ksenia Vorotnikova


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

Ksenia Vorotnikova
Sensorineural hearing loss, has worn HA all her life, in 2018 – CI surgery on the left ear. CI and HA user.
She finished high school in Astrakhan and graduated from the State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Faculty of Architecture. Employed in a large design office as an architect. Member of the KI;SA team.

Alexandra Kharina
hearing loss since childhood, she used HA as a child, one CI at the age of 29, knows sign language. Education and work: training in a special kindergarten, Leongard method, school for children with  hearing impairments, attended a regular school in the USA by grant, National Research University of Higher School of Economics. Employed in a large manufacturing company.
Experience in dealing with the hard of hearing and deaf: the ROOI “Perspektiva”, Business Council on Disability Issues,  on the rights of the hearing impaired in Strasbourg, volunteer work in the youth movement “Team KI;SA”

 

PORA! 14.05. Forum-Discussion with Kathrin König

We would like to invite you to the Forum-Discussion PORA! on May 14 at 16.00 Berlin time (CET).
Topic “The “Höronauten” – pre-school group with a focus on promoting hearing ” is presented by Kathrin König from Germany.  She will also answer your questions. Send them in advance by leaving a comment here or by sending an email to liubov.wolowik@lehnhardt-academy.net

Kathrin König has been working since 2013 at the Interregional Early Support Centre for children with hearing impairment of the BLWG e.V. (professional association for people with hearing and speech impairment) in Munich.

You can watch the presentation as pdf
Recording of the webinar PORA! 30.04. The “Höronauten”:

Recording of the webinar PORA! 14.05. :

PORA! 26.02. Forum-Discussion with Tobias Fischer

We would like to invite you to the Forum-Discussion PORA! on February 26 at 15.00  Berlin time (CET).
Topic “My journey into the world of hearing” is presented by Tobias Fischer from Austria. He will also  answer your questions. Tobias received his first CI in 1988 and was the first child in Germany to receive a cochlear implant. He studied at the University of Applied Sciences Gießen Friedberg in Germany and has been working vor 14 years for an aerospace company as a systems engineer. He supports ÖCIG (Austrian Cochlear Implant Society) as a volounteer.
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PORA! 29.01. Austrian Cochlear Implant Society (ÖCIG – Österreichische Cochlear-Implant-Gesellschaft)

We invite you to PORA! on 29.1.23 with MSc.Tobias Fischer. –>Profile<–
He was the first child in Germany to receive a cochlear implant. The surgery was performed by Prof. Ernst Lehnhardt in 1988. Tobias studied at the University of Applied Sciences Gießen Friedberg in Germany and has been working vor 14 years for an aerospace company as a systems engineer. He supports as a volounteer the ÖCIG

You can watch the presentation as pdf

Very personal journey into hearing  – his first CI he has had for 35 years now (1st CI in 1988, 2nd CI in 2007)

Comments of the teacher for the deaf – Dr. Bodo Bertram (head of the rehabilitation center in Hanover, worked with 1400 children with CI over a period of > 30 years and saw their results  long.term)
Short videos – before surgery, therapy with Dr. Bodo Bertram (1990)
History of the Austrian Cochlear Implant society ÖCIG
Goals of the ÖCIG
Social and cultural activities
Hosting educational events and workshops
Events in 2022 (conferences, workshops, 30th anniversary of ÖCIG, etc.)
Events in 2023:
– a project “Listen up”,
aiming at initiating a campaign raising awareness of consequences of deafness
– project “Easy Rehabilitation”. Aim of the project: To develop a concept of stationary rehabilitation
Services for ÖCIG Members
Cooperation with CI and HA companies
Interaction, exchange of experience with specialists, societies in the field of hearing
Representing ÖCIG at the EURO-CIU (European Cochlear Implant Users Association) conference in Rotterdam in 2022

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PORA! 15th January “Product presentation: implantable hearing and bone conduction solutions”

Welcome to our first PORA Webinar in the New Year 2023!

Our speaker – Gaby Thierbach – will introduce us to various implantable hearing and bone conduction solutions, she will talk about her work in clinics and share her experiences as a mother of a son with CI.

 Gaby Thierbach joined the Australian company Cochlear 30 years ago, two years after Prof. Ernst Lehnhardt provided her son with a Cochlear Implant in Hannover.
In the same year (1991) already she founded a self-help group for parents of hearing-impaired children and she launched  the initiative “I want to hear” in Germany.
1995 she relocated to Lucerne / Switzerland so that her son could enjoy the therapy of the world-renowned teacher Susann Schmid-Giovannini (PORA! DECEMBER’22)

Among the outstanding achievements of her now more than 30 years of professional activities are:
– support Prof. Ernst Lehnhardt and Prof. Roland Laszig introducing CI programmes in Turkey, Spain and Greece
– active support of the introductory campaign for Baha in Switzerland
– consulting during surgical interventions in various clinics in Switzerland
– organization of conferences and workshops on various topics including rehabilitation for different target groups
– launching the DVD “Hören mit CI” (individual version developed in collaboration with clinics in Switzerland based on “I want to hear” initiative for potential CI candidates and parents)
–  Participation with final exam in the Comenius program QUESWHIC, organized by the Lehnhardt foundation and financially supported by EU

PORA! Forum Discussion 11.12. with Susann Schmid-Giovannini and Emilia Leongard

There are only very few educators for hearing impaied children from German-speaking Central Europe and Russia whose names are well-known and highly respected all over the world. We cordially invite you to participate in the forum-discussion on December 11 with the teacher for early intervention Susann SCHMID-GIOVANNINI from Austria and the scientist-therapist for the hearing impaired/surdopedagogue Emilia LEONGARD from Russia. Both ladies have been working persistently, consistently and successfully in early hearing and speech education for hearing-impaired children in Switzerland respectively Russia for several decades. They are two of the great ladies in contemporary international and interdisciplinary education for the hearing impaired.

Es gibt nur sehr wenige Hörgeschädigtenpädagogen aus dem deutschsprachigen Mitteleuropa und Russland, deren Namen man in aller Welt kennt und mit Hochachtung nennt. Wir laden Sie herzlich ein, an der Forum- Diskussion am 11. Dezember mit der Frühpädagogin Susann SCHMID-GIOVANNINI aus Österreich und der Wissenschaftlerin-Hörtherapeutin/Surdopädagogin Emilia LEONGARD aus Russland teilzunehmen. Beide Damen arbeiten seit mehreren Jahrzehnten in der Schweiz bzw. Russland beharrlich, konsequent und erfolgreich in der frühen Hör-Spracherziehung für hörgeschädigte Kinder. Sie sind zwei der großen Frauengestalten der internationalen und interdisziplinären Hörgeschädigtenpädagogik der Gegenwart.

 

PORA! 27.11. “Telepractice in the CI journey. One size does not fit all”

We invite you to PORA! on 27.11.22 at 15.00 CET with Colleen Psarros from Australia.
Colleen has 33 years of experience in the cochlear implant field, she is working as a research coordinator in the Asia Pacific region for Cochlear. –>Profile<–

Telepractice in hearing health care was, in general,  highly underutilised until the COVID-19 pandemic. Barriers and facilitators for its use in CI service delivery prior to the pandemic were predominantly organisationally based. Clinical models and protocols were structured around within clinic care with clinicians acting as the gatekeepers to accessing novel methods of care. With the pivot to telepractice due to the pandemic we have identified the psychosocial factors that contribute to potential underutilisation of telepractice. In this session we will identify ways we can bridge existing gaps in use of a telepractice method of CI care, but most importantly identify ways users of CI and their families can access the model of care best suited to their needs.

PORA! Forum-Discussion on November 20th “Soon a school child! This is how we facilitate children with a hearing impairment the transition from kindergarten into school”

At the meeting on Sunday, 20.11. at 15.00 (CET time) we will discuss the topics for which we did not have time at the last meeting:
  • Special needs preschool groups cases
  • Delayed enrolment (start) to educational establishment
  • First contact with the teacher

Gisela Batliner will answer your questions on this topic. Send them in advance by leaving a comment here or by sending an email to liubov.wolowik@lehnhardt-academy.net