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. The next conference will be held in Eisenach, Germany, from Thursday 10th until Monday 14th September 2020.
PLEASE NOTE this has been postponed (due to COVID-19) to Monday 13th to Friday 17th September 2021 at the same venue.
The Invitation and Booking Form for this conference will be available soon.
See the IVSS-Churchear website, http://www.churchear.org, for more information about Churchear in general and about this conference in particular.