Auditory Implant Service

About Us

The University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) was established in 1990 to help severely to profoundly deaf adults and children. Since the programme began at this centre the surgeons have implanted over 1000 auditory implant devices.  We firmly believe that the treatment of both adults and children by the same team is a great strength. Furthermore, the feedback which adult patients have given has provided valuable knowledge for working with young children who may be unable to report what they hear. A further advantage of this service is its situation within the University of Southampton, providing a perfect location for high quality research. We treat patients from all over the south of England and the Channel Islands.  Auditory implant surgeries are carried out by three surgeons at five hospitals in Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire.

Below is a video which has been made for new patients who are coming to our centre for a cochlear implant assessment.

To watch a version of this video with signing (BSL) click here.

Take a Virtual Tour of our clinic


Our Policies

Please see the links below for information on our policies and procedures.

Mission, Vision & Values

Statement of Purpose

Complaints Procedure

Privacy Notice

Safeguarding Policy

We are following the NHS England Accessible Information SCCI1605 Standard. View our Accessible Information Policy.


Useful documents:

Directions to University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service

Click here to find out what it sounds like to have a cochlear implant