Cochlear implant home care- an alternative way to look after your hearing!
The department is excited to provide an alternative care pathway – a home care pathway for patients who want to manage their cochlear implant care themselves at home. Currently, patients are seen in the department for an annual review or their hearing is monitored via long term questionnaires. The home care pathway involves using a personalised website (web app) called CHOICE where patients themselves can do a hearing check at home, access music or telephone training, practise listening in background noise, request spares and access a general check-up questionnaire. The patients can still come to the cochlear implant centre when they need help with something.
Currently the CHOICE care pathway is only available for cochlear implant patients who have had their first annual review and are 18 years old or more.
Please note, CHOICE may not be suitable for everyone. You will be contacted by AIS with more information if you score more than 15dB SNR on the CHOICE hearing check.
If patients are following the CHOICE home care pathway then they will still be invited to attend the department for third annual review and speech processor upgrade appointments.
One AIS CHOICE user has recently commented
Patients will need a code during the registration process; the code is implant.
Please email AIS.email@example.com for any questions. We have provided links to additional information as well as a BSL video below:
- CHOICE Information Leaflet
- CHOICE app user manual v1.11
Also have a look at the Participant Information Sheet gives you full information about CHOICE and how we are evaluating it.
We recommend that you read the CHOICE App User Manual or the Information Leaflet. The link above (beneath the wording “Register here:” will open a new tab to the registration site.
To support cochlear implant users considering CHOICE or needing support, USAIS will hold drop in sessions. If you are considering CHOICE, USAIS can help you to decide whether this option is right for you. You can bring your phone or device to a drop in session and our experts will help you to set up the CHOICE app. There is no need to book, just drop in during the period of the session. The next session will be held during the following dates and times:
Tuesday, 10th December 2019 from 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm
The CHOICE home care pathway registration opened on 12 June 2019.