USAIS have put together information and documents, some of which are in the packs given out to patients during their implant journey. If you have any queries or would like any additional information email USAIS at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information required at the beginning of the patient journey
Learning and improving life with an implant
Devices and Manufacturers
Urgent NHS Medical (Non-Emergency) Services
Call 111 if you need medical help that cannot wait for a GP appointment, but it isn’t serious enough for an ambulance.
Please see links to media material on NHS 111 British Sign Language
Link to how to access NHS 111 BSL
Link to SCAS promotional video
Helping with Listening Effort
The cochlear implant is amazing technology. However, even though it helps you to hear, it is not exactly the same as hearing normally.
Everyone has to use some listening effort to understand speech but cochlear implant users work harder than a hearing person because they must fill in the gaps in sound.
The “Go for Gold!” leaflet provides further information about “listening effort” as well as helpful hints and tips on how to train your brain and manage this skill.
Support with mental health and Corona virus
AIS has created a page of information which may be helpful to you and your family.