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Please visit the links below to see details of our current social events. Previous social events can be found in the news section of our website.

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 →

Southern Counties Cochlear Implant Support Group – September 2019 Event

  Southern Counties Cochlear Implant Support Group (SoCo) support Cochlear Implant patients.  They are hosting another of their popular social gatherings.  It is a wonderful opportunity for USAIS patients to meet. If you can get to their meeting on Saturday 7th September, you will be very welcome.  The event will be held in Portsmouth.  The venue is The Old Customs House in Gunwharf Quays (Post code PO1 3TY).  Go to the Nelson Room which is upstairs. Continue reading →

SoCo Summer Picnic and Social

Summer Picnic & Pub Social - SATURDAY 23rd JUNE - CHICHESTER Come to our 5th Social! Mentioned by a few; we’ve braved it and planned a good Old British Summer Social!  Here’s the Plan!! Noon: Meet at The Priory Park. Chichester. Bring your own Picnic Kit/food or buy from Park Cafe.  Bring blanket or chairs or sit on the grass. 1. Continue reading →

NCIUA Summer meeting and AGM

Room B04, Birkbeck Main Building, Birkbeck, University of London, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX, 10.30 a.m. Saturday, 9th June 2018  All cochlear implant users, candidates and friends of NCIUA are invited to their Summer Meeting and AGM. They will meet again in Birkbeck University of London. Buffet lunch will be provided during which there will be the opportunity to sit down or mingle and visit the manufacturers’ exhibition stands. Continue reading →

European Friendship Week

The Ear Foundation are hosting a residential for young people ages 11-16 years old, who wear a cochlear implant from across Europe. European Friendship Week takes place from Sunday 22nd to Saturday 28th July 2018. Join them for an action packed week all about having fun, meeting people from across Europe, having a cross cultural experience, practicing speaking English and developing leadership skills.  "Thank you for making this event happen, our son loved every minute of it. Continue reading →

A Novel Approach to CI Adjustment and Rehabilitation

By Dr Chris Satchwell Unlike a few CI users who report that they can understand speech soon after switch on, I had to struggle to learn to use mine, but managed to do so fairly quickly through a combination of luck and half an idea of the type of training likely to work for me. Reflecting on my experience, I would like to share some draft principles that facilitated my CI learning and positive outcome as well as a framework for their understanding. Continue reading →

Outdoor Adventure Weekend for Primary Children

The Ear Foundation are hosting a weekend residential for children in school years 4 to 8 with a hearing loss. Where: Dukes Barn Outdoor Activity Camp When: Friday 20th til Sunday 22nd April 2018 What: Rock Scrambling, Abseiling, Canoeing, Team Challenges, Making friends! For more information or to book a place, please contact Rachel Lightfoot, Continue reading →

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

My hearing failed with age. An NHS referral to AIS for a CI failed, because residual hearing in one ear was too high. After three more years of fully-sustained residual hearing, I swallowed hard and went down the self-funded pathway. This began with conversations with USAIS. I knew of longer-term work to try to find a biological cure for my type of age-related deafness, so was interested in a single implant only. Continue reading →

Portsmouth Deaf Club

NEW Deaf club in Portsmouth for all school age deaf children to join. Please see the poster below for information. When? Every other Saturdays from 3-5pm.  Where? Portsmouth Deaf Centre Why? Meet other deaf children, seek advice from role models, and most importantly, have fun and feel included.  Contact Lindsay on 07506212330 for more information. Continue reading →