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Southern Counties Cochlear Implant Support Group Social – 16th November 2019

Southern Counties Cochlear Implant Support Group will be hosting their next social event in the New Forest on 16th November at 1 pm. This is a chance to socialise with other cochlear implant users in an informal setting.  If you would like to know more about the the event or see some photos from previous events go to the SoCo website at The New Forest Pub is on the main Lyndhurst Road on the edge of the New Forest in Ashurst. 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 →

Change to Guidelines for Cochlear Implantation

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have announced a change to the guidelines that will allow hundreds more people to receive cochlear implantation on the NHS.  The new guidelines come after a long period of work by professionals and cochlear implant users to make sure that new evidence about who benefits from cochlear implants was considered by NICE.  Information on the changes in the guidelines can be found at Continue reading →

Audiology experts ‘Connect for Life’ at national cochlear implant conference

The University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (AIS) has hosted the British Cochlear Implant Group annual conference, highlighting the latest clinical work, research and education for improving access to sound. Researchers and clinicians united under the theme ‘Connecting for Life’ for the cross-disciplinary meeting, which showcased the best national and international research in the rapidly developing field. Continue reading →