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MED-EL Rehabilitation Video Project

MED-EL are working on a video project to help families across the world to work together to help people with Read more…


Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours Over the Christmas period USAIS will be running a reduced spares and repairs only service on certain Read more…


Speech Acoustics and Hearing Loss for Speech & Language Therapists

Date: Thursday 8th March 2018 Time: 9:15am- 4pm Venue: Auditory Implant Service Fee: £30 including lunch and refreshments This one day Read more…

Also posted in Training Programme


Cochlear Scholarships

Could you apply for the £6,000 education scholarship? Cochlear offer two scholarships to help implant recipients achieve more in continuing Read more…


My Journey to Synchronised Hearing – the new Naida Link Hearing Aid

Chris

My hearing failed with age. An NHS referral to AIS for a CI failed, because residual hearing in one ear Read more…

Also posted in Patient Stories


NEW Charity of the Year

USAIS is pleased to announce deafPLUS has been voted for as the new Charity of the Year for 2017/8.  deafPLUS Read more…


Portsmouth Deaf Club

NEW Deaf club in Portsmouth for all school age deaf children to join. Please see the poster below for information. Read more…

Also posted in Social Events


Focus group for care pathways for children with cochlear implants

child at Elizabeth foundation

Does your child have cochlear implants? Would you like to be in a focus group in Southampton about future care Read more…


USAIS wins award to improve health care at scale

Helen Cullington

A team from University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to Read more…


Vaccinations

REMINDER – All people with cochlear implants should be fully vaccinated against pneumococcal bacteria. Current government advice: adults should be vaccinated Read more…


Rate & review public places for hearing loss

Ideas for Ears are delighted to share details of the site they have recently launched to help gather data on issues Read more…


Holiday Loaner Processors

beach sandals

HOLIDAY LOANER SCHEME Planning to jet off to sunnier climes? Are you wondering what to do should your processor fail Read more…


Music-related quality of life questionnaire

Giorgos Dritsakis

The Music-related Quality of Life (MuRQOL) questionnaire for cochlear implant users was developed and validated as part of a three Read more…

Also posted in Research


Madeline’s Walk

Madeline Gronland Walk the Wight

Congratulations Congratulations to Madeline Gronland who participated in “Walk the Wight” for Earl Mountbatten Hospice. Her extraordinary determination has been celebrated by Read more…


Sam and Anna’s Top Tips – Lipreading Classes

Have you ever thought about joining a lipreading class? Whether you are newly implanted or had your cochlear implant for Read more…


“I don’t let anyone use my deafness as an excuse to not play hockey, including me!”

Carine Shergill

Carine Shergill is 14 years old, with bilateral cochlear implants and she is a keen hockey player. Hear how her deafness Read more…

Also posted in Patient Stories


“I have now had an implant for four years and I cannot begin to explain how it helps me to get on with life”

Julie

My name is Julie. At the age of 42 I contracted meningococcal meningitis the results of which left me totally Read more…

Also posted in Patient Stories


Ideas for Ears

MED-EL ideas 4 ears

Do you love inventing and creating? Get involved with MED-EL’s search for hearing inventions! Ready, steady, invent Every idea is Read more…


Cochlear Implants: The Basics

child playing

  Date: Friday 13 October 2017 Time: 9.15am – 4.15 pm Fee: FREE to those who support an USAIS patient (Other Read more…


Interactive website helps to reduce dizziness

Dizziness

An interactive website developed by health psychology and primary care researchers at the University of Southampton has been shown to Read more…


Bringing cochlear implant user group online

your questions

We are pleased to launch our online cochlear implant experience website which features individual stories and broader themes around the Read more…


Adult Cochlear Implant Group Report

parliament sunset

The Adult Cochlear Implant Action Group includes Action on Hearing Loss, British Academy of Audiology, British Cochlear Implant Group, British Read more…


Review of Drumming Workshop

One of our adult cochlear implant users successfully ran an African drumming workshop for other cochlear implant users. Below she Read more…


FREE Information Day on BCHD and MEI for Professionals

PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. USAIS are hosting, in partnership with Cochlear UK and MED-EL, an information Read more…


Easter Opening Hours

The University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) will be running a reduced Spares and Repairs service over the Easter Read more…


Volunteers needed for group sessions

We are looking for volunteers for our cochlear implant recipient experience group meetings. These meetings are part of the assessment Read more…


Sign up to SOUND BITE

SOUND BITE | Updates and news about hearing and hearing technology for professionals. Sign up to this e-publication which will Read more…

Also posted in Training Programme


Celebrating International Cochlear Implant Day

February 25th marks International Cochlear Implant Day and World Hearing Day which we are proud to support. Cochlear implants are Read more…


Receiving the gift of sound

The University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) has welcomed its first ever couple to receive cochlear implants at the Read more…

Also posted in Patient Stories


‘This Time Next Year’ TV Show Applications

‘This Time Next Year’ is a show presented by Davina McCall and based on people making a pledge to the Read more…


Capturing the Child’s voice; an introduction to My World

My World Training Opportunity The University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS), in partnership with The Ear Foundation and the Read more…


Remote Care Project

Helen Cullington

Dr Helen Cullington is continuing our centre’s work on remote care for people with cochlear implants.  She has just been Read more…


The British Society of Audiology Annual Conference

Organised by the British Society of Audiology, we are delighted to announce that the 2017 annual conference entitled Audiology and Read more…


Drumming for Cochlear Implantees & others

by Sarah Smith I have had a cochlear implant for a couple of years now and am delighted with it Read more…


Carers of older people with CI needed

Can you help? Julie Brinton, former Director of USAIS, has written a training course about how to communicate effectively and Read more…


Next Generation Text Service

Many of you will have had a go at using the telephone once you have learnt to use your implant – you Read more…


MED-EL Music Grant Winner

We are pleased to announce that Al Gardner (pictured above) is the winner of this year’s MED-EL Music Grant. In Read more…


Teens Rifle Shooting

Teens shooting

We held another fun activity for teens in Southampton on 24th September 2016. 7 teens with cochlear implants came to Read more…


Christmas Opening Hours

Over the Christmas period USAIS will be running a reduced spares and repairs only service on certain days. Outside of Read more…


Coping with Tinnitus and returning to “The Light”

My name is David Caplehorn. I have been deaf, which is hereditary, since I was 33 years old. I am now Read more…

Also posted in Patient Stories


Keeping children safe from button batteries

Information provided from the Child Accident Prevention Trust Button batteries and lithium coin batteries are the small, round batteries you Read more…


Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) – Where are we now?

Date: Tuesday 27th June 2017 Time: 9.15am – 4.15pm Fee: £75 (includes light lunch and refreshments) Venue: Auditory Implant Service, Read more…


Telephone Service Outage

The University of Southampton are planning to carry out a software update of the telephone system on Saturday 29 October between Read more…


Distinguished Lecture at University of Southampton

Please find below details of the next University of Southampton’s Distinguished Lecture given by Professor Christine Petit from Institut Pasteur, Paris, France on Read more…


CI, Radio Aids and Soundfield Systems

USAIS are running a two day course on Cochlear Implants, Radio Aids and Soundfield Systems. When: Thursday 3rd and Friday Read more…


Life on Mute Roadshow with MED-EL

Lisa and Sarah, Audiologist

The University of Southampton’s Auditory Implant Service is helping to highlight the impact of hearing loss and the importance of Read more…


Looking for a parental representative to join Clinical Governance Board

USAIS has a vacancy for a parent representative on its Clinical Governance Board. This is a group that meets twice Read more…


Sign Language Sessions

Do you have a deaf child? Do you wish to learn British Sign Language as a family? Through funding [sonus] Read more…


CI Berkshire Social in September

On behalf of Michele Moutteux from the CI Berkshire group. CI South West (UK) are also joining us for social Read more…


“I have got more back than I thought would be possible”

We heard from one of our service users, Barbara, about her journey to sound with an EAS cochlear implant. EAS Read more…

Also posted in Patient Stories


‘Like’ us on Facebook

The University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service is now on Facebook. Please go to the following link and ‘Like’ our Read more…


“Having cochlear implants has allowed me to realise my dream of studying to become a doctor”

Genevieve Khoury, a patient of the University of Southampton’s Auditory Implant Service, has won a national award that recognises outstanding Read more…

Also posted in Patient Stories


Total raised for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK was nominated as our Charity of the Year for 2015-6 and during this period we raised a Read more…


Cochlear Implants – The Basics

We are running another of our highly popular courses ‘Cochlear Implants: The Basics’ for professionals working with our cochlear implant Read more…


Winner of Graeme Clark Scholarship

It is with pleasure that I announce Genevieve Khoury from Fareham as winner of the Graeme Clark Scholarship offered by Cochlear Read more…


CI South West Summer Social

Please note this event is not being run by USAIS. Saturday, 16 July 2016 1:30pm – 4:30pm The Hop Pole Read more…


EU Question Time for members of the Deaf community

BSL EU Referendum Debate When? 3rd June 6:30-8:30pm Where? Nuffield Theatre, University of Southampton SO17 1BJ What? A Question Time style Read more…


Hear 2 Meet Groups

Are you affected by Hearing Loss or tinnitus? NEW! Support Groups in Bassett and Mansbridge. Come along and find out what’s available Read more…

Also posted in Social Events


NCIUA Summer Meeting & AGM

National Cochlear Implant Users Association (NCIUA) Summer Meeting & AGM 4 June 2016 Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, London Read more…


Sam and Anna’s Top Tips for Tinnitus

Tinnitus is the perception of sounds which aren’t present in the external environment.  It can sound like a tone – Read more…


Volunteering Opportunity

Information supplied by VoluntEars VoluntEars is a specialised organisation that arranges overseas volunteering for the D/deaf community. You can read Read more…

Also posted in Social Events


LEAPing on with Language (Parents and Professionals)

Accelerating children’s language learning beyond simple sentences to complex language.  USAIS in collaboration with The Ear Foundation and Cochlear UK Read more…


AIS Staff Fundraising

Two of our staff are raising money for Mind Charity. Roberta Bugahiar will be running the Brighton Marathon on 17th Read more…


Family Fun Day for deaf children and their siblings

Mary Hare in collaboration with CICS, Elizabeth Foundation and Mary Hare Primary School extend an invitation to their ‘Fun Day’ Read more…


Easter Opening Hours

We will be running a reduced spares and repairs only service over the Easter Holidays. If you need to contact Read more…


ZeniPower mercury-free hearing aid batteries – Medical Device Alert

The following alert is for batteries that the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service has never supplied to any of Read more…


Making a noise about cochlear implants

Press release from Cochlear UK on International Cochlear Implant Day. Join the conversation #CochlearImplantDay #CelebrateCochlear   Quotes from cochlear implant Read more…


“Implant gave me my life back”

  Barbara Day featured in our 2015 Winter Newsletter showing her tattoo tribute to the West Team at AIS   Read more…

Also posted in Patient Stories


AIS on Google Maps

The Auditory Implant Service is now verified on Google Maps so you will be able to search for our location using Read more…


Remote Care Research Project

Helen Cullington

Dr Helen Cullington, Principal Clinical Scientist (pictured) is currently funded by The Health Foundation to deliver a project investigating the Read more…

Also posted in Research


Baha® The Basics with Cochlear UK

Do you work with a child that uses a bone conduction hearing aid? The course is aimed at Teachers of Read more…


CI Social in Reading

When: Saturday 27 February 2016 Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm Where: Pitcher and Piano, Reading, Berkshire Who: Whether you’re curious about CI, undergoing the Read more…


25th Anniversary Celebrations

The first individual received a cochlear implant at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research on this very day in Read more…


AIS Progress Report 2015

We have published a progress report of our service activities using data collected between April 2010 and March 2015. The report Read more…


Winter Newsletter

Our Winter Newsletter for 2015 is now available. Please pick up your copy from reception or download using the following Read more…


Cochlear Implants, Radio Aids and Soundfield Systems

Thursday 4th and Friday 5th February 2016 Hosted by University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service Fee: £25 per day (includes Read more…


The Future of Auditory Implants Conference

   On 6th November 2015 USAIS held a scientific conference on ‘The Future of Auditory Implants’ at Chilworth Manor Hotel. Read more…


Stock Update

Wireless Accessories By now those of you who were due to be given a free Cochlear Wireless, Phoneclip, MiniMic or Read more…


Cochlear Implants: The Basics

Due to popular demand we have decided to re-run our training course on Cochlear Implants – The Basics. This course Read more…


Research Update – End of Six-Year Tuning Project

  Mary Grasmeder, PhD student and Clinical Scientist at USAIS has been working on a project is looking at the allocation Read more…


Congratulations Sarah Baumann – UK Audiologist of the Year 2015

Well done to Sarah Baumann our Audiological Scientist who won the coveted title of UK Audiologist of the Year 2015, after Read more…


AB Family Music Day

Advanced Bionics (AB) and the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) are hosting a Family Music Day on Friday Read more…


Prudential Bike Ride raised over £1300 for ARUK

On 2 August 2015 one of our team members, Tamara Turchet (Teacher of the Deaf) & her wife Jo took Read more…


‘The Future of Auditory Implants’ Conference

The University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service is hosting a one-day conference on “The Future of Auditory Implants” which will Read more…


ARUK chosen as Charity of the Year

AIS have chosen Alzheimer’s Research UK as our new charity of the year. We began fundraising for ARUK at our Read more…


Training Programme 2015/16

We have just published our latest training programme leaflet for 2015/16 aimed at professionals. Dates and programme may be subject to change. For Read more…


Get involved in planning research on remote care

We would like to involve people using cochlear implants in the planning and monitoring of our research.  This will involve Read more…


AIS Activity Report 2014/15

We have published a report of our service activities for the financial year 2014/15. This includes information about the number Read more…


Summer 2015 Patient Newsletter Published

The latest version of our USAIS Patient Newsletter Issue 36 (Summer 2015) has just been published. We will be sending a copy Read more…


Vote for your Audiologist of the Year 2015

The Audiologist of the Year competition, run in conjunction with Audio Infos and EHIMA, asks patients to  nominate hearing care Read more…


AIS wins innovation award

Press release from The Health Foundation.   Dr Helen Cullington from University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service, in collaboration with Read more…


An Introduction to CMV

Please note: this event is not being run by AIS. All enquiries should go to info@cmvaction.org.uk Tuesday 2 June 2015 Read more…


Major work due to commence at Southampton General Hospital

Letter sent from Fiona Dalton, Chief Executive Officer We’re redeveloping the main entrance to Southampton General Hospital over the coming Read more…


Healthcare leaders call for action on hearing loss

 A new ‘Action Plan on Hearing Loss’ to support services for deaf people and those with diminishing hearing has been Read more…


Easter Closures

Over the Easter period USAIS will be closed on Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday. We will be running a Read more…


Processor Upgrades

Great News! You may no longer need to wait until your 5th, 10th , 15th year review until you get Read more…


Deaf Education summer school & secondary transition weekend

On behalf of Deaf Education Please find below details of three forthcoming events for families with a deaf child which might Read more…


Questionnaire call for participation

  On behalf of Dr Harriet Crook, Lead Clinical Scientist, Regional Department of Neurotology, Sheffield NHS Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust Read more…


The Ear Foundation: Family Education Weekend

Family Education Weekend Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest Friday 6th – Monday 9th March 2015 As well as access to all Read more…


Reminder: Device Troubleshooting Workshops

Reminder: There are still spaces left on our Device Troubleshooting training courses. This course is free to anyone supporting one Read more…


AIS 25th Anniversary – 25th April 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended our 25th Anniversary patient party. Here are some of the photos:       Read more…


Over £8000 raised for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

The University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service nominated Hearing Dogs for Deaf People as their charity of the year for Read more…


Winter 2014 Patient Newsletter Published

The latest version of our USAIS Patient Newsletter Issue 35 (Winter 2014) has just been published. We will be sending a copy Read more…


Results of the Friends and Family Test

We regularly ask our auditory implant users what they think of our service. We listen to all feedback and are Read more…


Opportunity to meet CI users in Reading- November 2014

We have been informed about a Cochlear Implant (CI) social event in Reading on Saturday 8th November This event is Read more…


October 2014 Professional Update Published

The latest version of our Professional Update has been published. To read it, visit our ‘Professionals’ Area’


Have you got a story/news to share with other patients?

We are always looking for news stories to include in our patient newsletter which is published twice a year. If Read more…


AIS Activity Report 2013/14 Published

We have published a report of our service activities for the financial year 2013/14. This includes information about the number Read more…


New BAHA technology launched by Cochlear

The Baha® 4 Attract System is the newest way to connect with sound. The Baha® 4 Attract System is the latest Read more…


New Patient Newsletter Published

The latest version of our USAIS Patient Newsletter (Summer 2014) has just been published. We will be sending a copy out to Read more…


Raise Money for Hearing Dogs

We are abseiling the Spinnaker Tower! In the past year the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS) have raised nearly £5,000 for Read more…


Results of the Friends and Family Test

We regularly ask our auditory implant users what they think of our service. We listen to all feedback and are Read more…


Communication Groups for Adults with CIs

We are planning to run more communication groups for adults with Cochlear Implants (CIs) and their hearing partners.  Communication groups are a Read more…


Active Wear Shirt for CI Users

CI Wear have created created a swim and active wear shirt that has sleeve pockets that allow individuals to incorporate their Read more…


Opportunity to meet CI users in Reading- March 2014

We have been informed about a cochlear implant (CI) social meet up in Reading. This event is not being run by AIS. Read more…


Programme launched to help CI users enjoy music again

A new computer-based music rehabilitation programme to help cochlear implant (CI) users re-engage in music and to hear music more Read more…


New! Spares and Repairs Page on our Website

We have added a ‘Spares and Repairs’ page on our website where you can request a stock item, read troubleshooting guides Read more…


Free Device Troubleshooting Training- 4th March 2014

Reminder: There are still spaces left on our Device Troubleshooting training on the 4th March 2014. This course is free Read more…


New Leaflet Published- Cochlear Implant FAQs

We have just published a new leaflet covering some of the questions we are frequently asked about cochlear implants. The Read more…


The Auditory Implant Service has appointed a new Director

We are pleased to announce that Dr Carl Verschuur has been appointed as the new Director of the University of Read more…


Would you abseil the Spinnaker Tower to raise money for Hearing Dogs?

We are raising money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf people and have so far raised over 70% of our £5,000 Read more…


A Crafty Idea- Learn how to make a protective cover for your remote control

In our Winter 2013 Newsletter we included a short excerpt of instructions written by one of our cochlear implant patients, Read more…


New Patient Newsletter Published

The latest version of our USAIS Patient Newsletter (Winter 2013) has just been published. We will be sending a copy out to Read more…


Julie Brinton, USAIS Director, is Retiring

We are very sad to say that Julie Brinton, Director of USAIS, will be retiring at the end of 2013. Read more…


New Professional Update Published

The latest version of our Professional Update has just been published (November 2013). To read it, visit our ‘Professionals’ Area’. Read more…


New- Training for Professionals Leaflet

We have just published our Training leaflet showing details of all our courses for 2013-14. We run a long established Read more…


The Ear Foundation BAHA Information Day

The Ear Foundation are holding a BAHA information day in Nottingham. For further details please read below or contact The Read more…


New patient story- Jack

Jack Moodie, one of our patients who has bilateral (one on each side) cochlear implants gave a presentation at a conference Read more…


New patient story- Lindsey

Lindsey Baker (nee Wilmshurt) first wrote about her cochlear implant journey in 2005 when she was 15 years old and Read more…


Summer Fete Patient Event 14th September

We are holding a ’Summer Fete’ event for our patients and their friends/families on Saturday 14th September. Invites have been Read more…


Xander represents Team GB in Sofia

Xander Hurley, one of our cochlear implant patients, wrote to us recently about his Deaflympics experience. Read on to find Read more…


New Training Courses for Professionals

We have just published our training programme for 2013-14. We run a long established and well respected training programme for Read more…


Melanie wins Bronze at the Deaflympics

In this Summer’s Deaflympic Games, Melanie Jewett (one of our cochlear implant patients) claimed Team GB’s first medal in the Read more…


AIS Contact Numbers

Please note that in a recent newsletter we sent to our patients the text number given was incorrect. The correct Read more…


New patient story- Rosemary

One of our patients, Rosemary, has written to us about her experience of having an implant. Below is a short excerpt… Read more…


Natty’s success at the RDA National Championships

Ten year old Nathan (Natty) Dean-Grainger, who has bilateral implants,  had great success at the RDA National Championships held at Hartpury College near Gloucester 12-14 July Read more…


Teenagers, Telephones and Technology Try IT and Test IT Day

Teenagers, Telephones and Technology Try IT and Test IT Day Saturday 19th October 2013 Are you an implant user aged Read more…


Patient Newsletter- Summer 2013

The latest edition of our patient newsletter has just been mailed out to all of our patients. You can view Read more…


Results of the Patient Survey 2012

Click below to view the results of the Patient Survey 2012. Results of the Patient Survey 2012


New patient story- Jo

One of our patients has written to us about her experience of having an implant. Below is a short excerpt… Read more…


Learn to play an instrument with the MED-EL UK music grant

Below are details about a wonderful opportunity for cochlear implant users to receive a music grant from MED-EL UK. The Read more…


Announcing our Charity of the Year 2013

We have chosen Hearing Dogs for Deaf People to be our charity of the year in 2013. Hearing Dogs for Read more…


We have changed our name!

We were formerly known as the South of England Cochlear Implant Centre. Our new name is the University of Southampton Read more…


C4CI Grand Finale Concert

Watch the Arts & Humanites Research Council film of the the C4CI Grand Finale Concert of new works specifically composed Read more…


Southampton's Cochlear Implant Centre celebrates 21st birthday

The South of England Cochlear Implant Centre (SOECIC), based at the University of Southampton, which provides life-changing technology for children Read more…


Portsmouth woman receives UKs first totally implanted hearing aid

Ref: 11/15 07 February 2011 A woman from Portsmouth has received the UK’s first totally implantable hearing aid thanks to Read more…