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. The Invitation and Booking Form for this conference is here:
See the IVSS-Churchear website, http://www.churchear.org, for more information about Churchear in general and about this conference in particular.