Concert to mark 25 years of cochlear implants in Poland
PR dla Zagranicy
People with cochlear implants will give a concert at the World Hearing Center near Warsaw on Friday as Poland marks 25 years since the first such device was implanted in this country.
People from China, Russia, Germany and other countries recently took part in workshops for the musically-talented hearing impaired at the World Hearing Center in Kajetany, south of Warsaw.
Eleven of the best were selected to give a concert entitled “Cochlear Rythms”.
Henryk Skarżyński, who heads the World Hearing Center, said that 25 years ago, his hopes for implant patients were that they would be able to hear and understand speech.
“Today we hope that they will be able to pursue … musical careers,” he said, adding that this showed the progress that has been made in the field.
Skarżyński also said that it was also proof that music was therapeutic and sped up therapy.
The gala concert starts at 7pm. (vb/pk)