Looking for Musicians with Cochlear Implants to Serve on an Online Panel

February 23rd, 2013 by | Tags: , | 2 Comments »

by Wendy Cheng

The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss is an unique community comprised of adult musicians with hearing loss, music educators and individuals in the hearing health industry who are interested in music and hearing loss.  For our upcoming web conference on listening to and making music with cochlear implants in September 2013, we are hosting a panel of adult musicians who wear cochlear implant(s). The purpose of this is to share with our audiences the very personal and individual experiences of what it is like to make music with a cochlear implant. Below are the criteria we will consider in panelist selection.

  1.  The panelist must have at least one year of experience with their cochlear implant(s).
  2. The panelist must be musicians or music students who are active in music study, as evidenced by practicing on their instrument several times a week and/or taking private lessons regularly.
  3. The panelist must be available on Saturday, September 7, from 1-3 pm Eastern time to serve on the panel.

A small honorarium will be given to panelists at the conclusion of the conference.

If you are interested in serving on this panel, please send your name, email address and a brief statement to AAMHL expressing your interest. The brief statement should state why you feel you would be a good candidate for the panel. All statements and contact inforrmation should be sent to info@aamhl.org by March 30, 2013.


Laurence Wilmes

February 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm

I have no CI but two Vibrant Soundbridge implants. I began to learn to play the trumpet eight years ago. Three years ago I got my implants and my performance improved a lot. This year I started studying the trombone at our local music school. Progress with the implants is very fast.

February 27, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I am a deaf swedish operasinger and pianist who has CI since 2 year. MEDel.
I play piano and sing every day but I don`t sing proffessionell no longer. I accompagne my son who study and sing opera.