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International Conference – CI Advocacy in Action

Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) is holding their first global conference in Brussels, Belgium on 9th May 2024. This first ever global advocacy conference on Cochlear Implants will provide crucial learning opportunities and a chance to be part of a global movement for change. The conference delegates will hear about how successful advocates for CI have achieved success, learn from professionals and share challenges to get new ideas from their global partners. Continue reading →


Exciting news  MED-EL will be hosting three fun filled family friendly meet up days in 2024! The events are perfectly suited for MED-EL device users, those considering a cochlear implant, middle ear implant, bone conduction implant or bone conduction system as well as professionals in the hearing industry. Continue reading →

Smoke and CO2 Alarms for those who may not hear them

If you are deaf or have hearing loss, there are smoke and CO2 alarm systems available that can help alert you when an alarm goes off in your home. Options include: Vibrating pads Vibrating pagers Flashing lights The British Standard (BS 5446 part 3: 2015) sets out the requirements that fire and carbon monoxide alarms for people who are deaf or have hearing loss should meet.  For CO detectors ensure they meet BS EN 50291 Part 1 and have a BSI Kitemark symbol. Continue reading →

NEW Telephone Workshop focusing on using technology to your advantage

USAIS is launching the NEW Telephone Workshop called Using Technology to your advantage. This half day course will be held in building 19 at USAIS in the University of Southampton on Wednesday 17th April 2024 at 10 am - 1 pm Picking up a telephone again after you have had a cochlear implant can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are not too familiar or confident with smartphone technology. Continue reading →

Deaf Football Team in Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh

AFC Stoneham was formed in 1919 and will have 109 teams for season 2023/24 ranging from minnows team to the first team who will compete in the Wessex Premier League. They run their own Player Development Centre, FA Wildcats Centre for girls and a Saturday Morning Fun Club for children aged 4-10 along with various community projects under their new AFC Stoneham in the Community banner. AFC Stoneham is proud to be a fully inclusive and diverse club. Continue reading →

Deaf Family Fun Day, 12 May 2024 in Southampton

The South Hampshire Deaf Children's Society is hosting a FREE Deaf Family Fun Day on Sunday 12th May 2024 from 11 am - 2 pm Events will include: Inflatapanet Face Painting Tombola There will be stalls to view with a variety of interesting things to purchase as well as visitors which will include: The Deaf Chef Mickey Mouse Elsa Come join in the fun at Redbridge Community School, Cuckmere Lane, Southampton SO16... Continue reading →

BEARS virtual reality research project

BEARS virtual reality research project is now live We are excited to announce the launch of the research project BEARS (Both Ears Training package) at the University of Southampton. We will be part of the National Research project looking at how an interactive virtual reality package of games can help children and young people to hear better with their cochlear implants. Continue reading →

Telephone Issues on 5th December 2023

USAIS is experiencing telephone issues today - RESOLVED NOW   023 8059 3522 Option 1 Spares and Repairs Option 2 Reception and Appointments   If you are phoning into the ais.repairs phone line this morning (option 1) and not getting through, please call again and select Reception and Appointments (option 2).   The phones are being switched over to a new system today and regrettably there is some limited disruption. Continue reading →

Communicate with success event with UK Deaf Sport

Join Advanced Bionics online at their next virtual Communicate with Success event and learn more about UK Deaf Sport and how they inspire and support deaf people to engage in sport and physical activity from grassroots to elite level.  They help send a GB Team to the Deaflympics. Get pointers on how you can get involved in Deaf sport and physical activity either as a participant or in a support role. Date: Thursday 9th November 2023 Location: Online via Zoom Time: 1. Continue reading →