SPREAD THE WORD!

DEAF PEOPLE CAN SPEAK AND HEAR WITH

COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

COCHLEAR IMPLANT: /kŏk'lē-ər ĭm-plānt'/ noun

A surgically implanted electronic device that

provides people with severe-to-profound deafness

access to sounds

About 1 billion people in the world live with disabilities.1

...of those, about 275 million have hearing loss.2

About

 

5million

have profound deafness.3

People who have profound deafness receive limited benefits from hearing aids and have no meaningful access to speech.

Only 5% of all people who are qualified for cochlear implants are hearing with the technology today.4

GO OUTSIDE AND ASK STRANGERS:

"DO YOU KNOW WHAT A COCHLEAR IMPLANT IS?"

Video coming soon!

Keep on eye on our Facebook page and Twitter for the video release!

HOW CAN YOU TELL THE

WORLD

ABOUT THE

FANTASTIC

TECHNOLOGY?

SOCIAL MEDIA

SHARE PICTURES ON FACEBOOK

 

When you click ‘like’ and share the photo, your friends will see the photo on their newsfeed.

When you share a photo and your friends click ‘like’ or share the photo too, their friends will see it on their newsfeed.

Tweet about your love for cochlear implants

 

@CochlearImplant is the BEST invention EVER!

I am DEAF but I can HEAR thanks to @cochlearimplant!

Do you know what a cochlear implant is?

When if someone retweets your message on Twitter, even more people will see the message.

Search these terms on Twitter:

  • Deaf

  • Hearing loss

  • Hearing aid

If you see a tweet about not being able to hear well, respond to the person by sharing your personal experiences with cochlear implants.

Examples:

I have a cochlear implant and I hear fantastically!

I hear with cochlear implants and they work so much better than hearing aids!

JOIN #CITALK ON TWITTER

 

When you’re part of a Twitter chat, your followers view your tweets about cochlear implants and retweet your tweets. Find out when is the next Twitter chat and learn how to participate in it!

As a result, you are spreading your message exponentially to a number of people!

ON THE STREETS

WEAR A T-SHIRT

WITH COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

When wearing a t-shirt with cochlear implants on it, strangers will notice and perhaps start a conversation about it!

Purchase a t-shirt today!

PUT A BUMPER STICKER ON A CAR

Purchase a bumper sticker today!

WHY IS ACCESS TO

COCHLEAR IMPLANTS SO LOW?

1. Low awareness among the general population5

2. Physicians are not providing information to their patients6

3. Political issues in the Deaf community7

4. Financial issues8

5. Not widely accetped as the 'best clinical practice9