Ida Institute Chief Anthropologist Hans Henrik Philipsen is currently preparing new ethnographic films based on a recent trip to South Africa. While in Cape Town, Hans Henrik interviewed families with children with cochlear implants to learn about their rehabilitation processes, their daily lives, and what is being done to meet their needs.
The Ida Institute is looking forward to expanding its work with cochlear implants this year. This will include hosting a seminar, “Successes, Gaps and Challenges in CI Rehabilitation: The CI Journey for Children and Their Families.” The focus of the seminar will be the patient experience, exploring the needs of children with CIs and their families.
A virtual meeting was held for the second phase of the Tele-health in Audiology work stream of our Vision 2020 process. In the first meeting, participants discussed the objectives, potentials, and challenges of tele-audiology. In the second virtual meeting, participants discussed ideas for how tele-audiology could be used, shared existing examples of tele-health in practice, and discussed how to deal with both high and low tech solutions.
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