Those who have been following the work of the Lehnhardt Foundation know that education and information support is at the heart of what we do. PORA! is a series of webinars for parents and families of children who are hard of hearing or deaf – and experts working to support these children’s development. For more than 10 years PORA! has been a source of contemporary knowledge and an interaction forum for families and specialists hailing from mainly countries of Eastern Europe. Among our speakers we have had opinion leaders from a multitude of countries and backgrounds: surgeons, acousticians and engineers, speech-language pathologists and teachers of the deaf.
In 2019 PORA! will continue its tradition of delivering on the most important subjects within management of hearing loss and improvement of outcomes for children with cochlear implants and other hearing devices. In collaboration with an international panel chaired by our long-term collaborator and friend Dr. Bodo Bertram we have compiled a preliminary program.
Please find it embedded below – the slides are trilingual (English, Russian, German) and are best viewed if expanded full-screen.
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Life and work have kept us exceptionally busy – so busy that it was only this year that we realized we have been breaking with this tradition for far too long. Here it comes, then, – our review of the previous year. We have lot to share, a lot to be thankful for and, unfortunately, a few losses to grieve. The cumulative number of protegees of the Lehnhardt Foundation reached 160 this year. Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Germany and Italy were only some of the countries we visited for personal and work travel. We hope that in the process of doing so we have been able to lay the groundwork of changes for the better that are needed by deaf people in certain countries – and globally.
The presentation “Time for Paradigm Change in Clinical Care” was given by me in the ESPCI Conference in Istanbul in May 2013, in the EFAS Conference in Budapest in June 2013 and in the PORA Live Online seminar for Russian-speaking professionals and Russian speaking parents on June 9th 2013.
Click here to see the slides in English, click here to see the slides in Russian, click on this link to find the full text in English, and use this link to find the full text in Russian.
Rachel Chaikof published a very interesting article about the release of new speech processors of all Cochlear Implant manufacturers in the very near future in her weblog “Cochlear Implant Online” and discusses arguments why to wait or not to wait.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
GLÜCKLICHES NEUES JAHR! С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ !
Monika & Michael
Das Jahr 2012 hat es gut mit uns gemeint. Der Sieg, den ich in meinem Kampf gegen die tückische Krankheit im Jahr 2011 errungen habe, ist nachhaltig. Dieser glückliche Umstand gab uns den Freiraum ohne Einschränkungen zu planen – beruflich und privat – und unsere Ideen und Vorstellungen weitgehend umzusetzen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR ! GLÜCKLICHES NEUES JAHR!
С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ !
Monika & Michael
The year 2012 has meant it well with us. The victory in my fight against the malicious disease in 2011 is sustained. This lucky circumstance gave us free space to plan our private and our professional life without any serious limitations and to implement our ideas and concepts.
The brilliant start was again, by now already a tradition for us, the New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the famous Musikvereinssaal in Vienna. Continue reading “Looking back to 2012 …”