The ‘Herbsttreffen Patholinguistik’ is an annual conference organized by the Association for Patholinguistics (Verband für Patholinguistik e.V./vpl) since 2007. The seventh edition of this event took place on November 16 2013 in Potsdam and had as its focus topic “Hear – Listen– Participate: Language Therapy for People with Hearing Loss or Cochlear
Implants”. These proceedings contain the keynote talks covering the medical, therapeutic, and scientific perspectives as well as the view from two users of cochlear implants. The second part comprises the
contributions to the poster session from different areas of speech/language therapy research and practice.