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USAIS have put together information and documents, some of which are in the packs given out to patients during their implant journey.  A section of the AIS website is dedicated to providing this information, so do have a look on https://ais.southampton.ac.uk/information_support/ If you have any queries or would like any additional information email USAIS at ais@soton.ac.uk. Here are some of the links which may be of interest, but do look at the site for more information. Continue reading →

Shaken Not Stirred Charity Ball leads to donation for Auditory Implant Service

Photo: From left to right, Carl Verschuur, Rachel Drew, Shaun Drew and Joy Davenport After Shaun Drew started using his new cochlear implant, his family were inspired to fund-raise to help the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS).  In April 2019 Rachel Drew, Shaun’s step-mum, and Joy Davenport organised a charity ball at Lakeview Manor in Dunkeswell (Devon).  Guests enjoyed dinner, dancing to a live band and a fork buffet as well as a Charity Auction. Continue reading →

Introduction to Lipreading: two hours a week over 10 weeks

Introduction to Lipreading: two hours a week over 10 weeks Start date: Thursday 3rd October 2019 – then each Thursday for the following nine weeks Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon Fee: FREE to USAIS patients + voluntary contribution of 50p towards refreshments Venue: University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service, Building 19, SO17 1BJ Lipreading is a vital communication skill for many people with hearing loss. Continue reading →

Cochlear Implants: The Basics

Cochlear Implants: The Basics – 25th October 2019   Date: Friday 25 October 2019 Time: 9.15 am – 4.15 pm Fee: FREE to those who support an USAIS patient (Other delegates £30)  Venue: University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service, Building 19, SO17 1BJ This one day course is aimed at professionals with no prior knowledge of Cochlear implants who want to know the basics in order to support a child in a classroom setting. Continue reading →

Hampshire Police Deaf Access Consultation

Hampshire Police want your views about D/deaf access. Help Hampshire Police keep a promise to give full access for D/deaf people to police services in our local communities. Do you want to come to an event for D/deaf, deafened, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing people in October 2019? Your experiences and views are important to make police services more effective and accessible. Continue reading →