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Budapest Declaration in IFHOH World Congress 2022

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In this Issue:

  • Messages from the Editor and from the President.

  • Notice of IFHOH Biennial General Meeting (BGM).

  • Agenda of IFHOH BGM.

  • IFHOH Call for Nomination.

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IFHOH Press Release:

  • International day of persons with disabilities.

  • 3 December 2023.

  • Theme: “United in action to rescue and achieve the SDGs for, with and by persons with disabilities”.

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In this Issue:

  • New from Europe, and from Asia Pacific.

  • World Hearing Day 2023 in the Philippines.

  • China Disabled Persons Federation.

  • CIICA (Cochlear Implants) Update

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Documentary video about
the life events of
a Hard of Hearing Person

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Ear and hearing care for all!

  • Over 60% of ear and hearing problems can be identified and addressed at the primary level of care.

  • Integrating ear and hearing care within primary care services, by training and capacity building for universal health coverage.

 IFHOH Journal - June 2022
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In This Issue:
-  IFHOH BGM and World Congress
-  Shari Eberts & Gael Hannan Book on
    hearing loss.

-  And much more...

Live Text Access – next steps

EFHOH is hosting a webinar to present new online training for speech to text interpreters, following Live Text Access project.

The webinar is for speech to text interpreters,   Organizations representing deaf and hard of hearing people, and anyone interested in the topic.

Monday 20 February,  19:30 - 21:00 (CET).


The Board of IFHOH categorically abhors war and is greatly concerned for safety and well-being of our fellow Ukrainians especially those with hearing disabilities in this time of crisis.

Enclosed are 3 supporting statements:

1.  From IDA (International Disability Alliance) in which IFHOH is a member.

2.  From EFHOH, which is a region of IFHOH.

3.  From Zennancho (All Japan Association of HOH and late-Deafened People) which is a member of IFHOH.

IFHOH webinar
"Assistive Hearing Tech: Tips, Apps and More"
by Richard Einhorn - A musician and a hearing technology expert.
Friday - 17 December 2021

How to use your smartphone to hear better, how to better hear webinars, use captions on apps like Skype and Zoom, and how to better enjoy music.

Webinar Description and invitation
Webinar registration link

3-minutes speech
President of IFHOH, Dr. Ruth Warick
15th UN COSP
(Conference of States Parties) 
to the UN CRPD

(Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability)

IHAC webinar
"The Future of Hearing Loops and New Digital Wireless Technologies for Hearing Aids"
22 June 2021

IFHOH is a member of IHAC (International Hearing Access Committee).

Come to learn about the new Bluetooth developments that will be incorporated in new hearing aids, and what is the best way to use new technologies in parallel to the existing technologies like the hearing loop.

Webinar Description and invitation
Webinar registration link
IFHOH Research Paper
"Access to Healthcare in Nepal for People who are Hard of Hearing"
October 2021

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 IFHOH Journal May 2021 

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The new IFHOH Journal is out!

Read about IFHOH webinars, WHO webinar, Disability and COVID-19, and much more...

Regional Newsletters
Congratulations to our friends in IFHOH regions for new newsletters:
EFHOH newsletter Dec 2020
APFHD newsletter Jan 2020
EFHOH is the Europe region of IFHOH.
APFHD is the Asia Pacific region of IFHOH.
IFHOH Inclusive Education Projects in
Uganda and Nepal
Here is IFHOH summary paper about these inclusive education projects
Download IFHOH education projects paper
IFHOH and WFD joint statement:
ASR is not ready for TRS and Captions
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ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) is a promising AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology, but it is not yet ready for TRS (Telephone Relay System) service and for Captioning service.
IFHOH-WFD-IFHOHYP-WFDYS Statement 31-Aug-2020
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Statement on Accessible Communication for
Deaf and Hard of Hearing People during COVID-19 Pandemic.
"Future-Loops" 2017
( Signed and Scanned , Accessible )
Initiated by IFHOH and hosted by DSB, the 4th International Accessibility Conference on Hearing Loops and Hearing Technology (Future Loops), was a great success. At the end of the conference, IFHOH, DSB and EFHOH signed a conference statement about accessibility for HOH persons in large venues (October 2017)
Hearing Loops and Telecoils: When will they become obsolete?
IHAC Overview , Download Statement ).
International Hearing Access Committee (IHAC), had published its first statement.  According to this statement, Hearing Loops and Telecoils should not be replaced by new technologies, before these new technologies are fully matured and carefully examined by end users.
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