Open Ears is a member of IVSS-Churchear, a pan-European Christian organisation for hard of hearing people, also known as the International Federation for Pastoral Care to Hearing Impaired Persons.
In 2015 two members of IVSS-Churchear flew to England to join the Open Ears weekend conference in Sheffield. A return visit was made to a IVSS-Churchear conference in Denmark by an Open Ears committee member the following year.
IVSS-Churchear conferences are held biennially, in various locations in Europe. Full access to the proceedings is provided, including loop and speech-to-text, in both English and German.
See the IVSS-Churchear website, www.churchear.org for more information.