USAIS has put together some resources specifically for children and those who support them. Hard copies of some of these leaflets, links and pages are handed out to patients and carers throughout their implant and support journey.
If you have any queries or would like additional information, contact USAIS on email@example.com.
Support for Children undergoing an anaesthetic is available through this link to the Association of Anaesthetists page here
Service delivery to Children and Young People at USAIS – After Implantation
Resources are divided into categories and are listed below:
Babies and Young Listeners
The Elizabeth Foundation (a link to another website)
Latest requirement regarding button batteries – click here
Primary Age Listeners
Saturday Kids Zone (a link to another website)
Secondary Age Listeners
Music – A word about music
Music – IMAP Flyer
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 help you to train your own and your child’s brain and manage this skill.
Support with mental health and Corona virus
We have produced a list of links and resources for you, our patients and families, which we hope will provide some help and support during this time.