Organised by MED-EL Medical Electronics
The priorities of the EU are mostly focused on its "growth and jobs" goal, however, we should not forget about the disabled members of our society, nor neglect a key group who, if included, can contribute to that goal, rendering benefits for indivual and society.
People with disabilities are often seen as a cost burden, but many disabilities can be managed to keep up citizen participation. The impact of hearing loss on EU citizens is astounding, but we can control and treat it allowing the disabled to become ‘able’. As our concern over healthcare budgets and an aging population grows, focus should turn to solving the issues that can help prevent the onset of other more costly, diseases whilst allowing sufferers to be active, longer.
Our workshop will cover:
Karin Kadenbach, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, Austria)
Iain Bruce, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, UK
Ingeborg Hochmair, CEO, MED-EL Medical Electronics
Helena Martins, Head of Digital Engagement, National Deaf Children's Society, UK
Peter O'Donnell, Associate Editor, POLITICO