CACISS ( Cambridge Cochlear Implant Social Support)

We are a group of CI users and those who are working toward CI implantation. We meet over coffee and cake to discuss all things CI and much more.

Our next meeting is being held at a venue near to Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and within a mile or so of Cambridge Railway Station. Free parking is available on site.

Saturday 2 June 2018 . For full details see here

All brands of CI users and candidates are welcome plus a friend. The event is free to attendees with refreshments included.
Numbers are limited due to the size of the venue. To reserve a space for you and a friend please contact:

Joining instructions will be issued strictly on a first come first served basis.Please note our emphasis is on social topics and we are not a replacement for healthcare professionals.
We look forward to meeting you.

CI High Five (UK):

This voluntary group is setup to support cochlear implant (CI) candidates and users across Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Birmingham and London.
Meetings are held Oxford, London, Reading, Birmingham and St Albans.

Breaking News – see letter from Anne Ryan about developments for 2018.

Future meeting this year will be held on 15 September, 20 October, 17 November and 8 December 2018.

The socials are informal and friendly with people that understand about hearing loss and the challenges it presents in everyday life.
Venues will have minimal background noise to aid better hearing and also close to transport links e.g. train and bus stations plus car parking.
Partners, parents of CI children and friends of CI users or candidates are very welcome as well as people with a wide variety of backgrounds – whether you are born deaf, late deafened, sign, don’t sign or a bit of both.

For more information: Contact Anne Ryan by Email:
or  Join the Facebook Group:    CI High Five

CI Southern Counties

Saturday 29th September 1pm
The Old Customs House, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TY
Upstairs room reserved – food and drink available to buy.
We welcome CI users, their families, children, Hearing Dogs, Guide Dogs, and anyone considering an implant.
 Come along and join us for an afternoon of support, friendship and laughter.
CI South West Group
Saturday 18 August

CI South West – TOTNES Social -1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Totnes Brewing Company, 59a Castle Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5PB

Please join us for a great day out in Totnes. Our venue, the Totnes Brewing Company is conveniently located on Totnes high street where it meets Castle Street… just head up the hill towards the castle! Please note that this venue does not serve food; we suggest that you eat beforehand in one of the many cafes on Totnes high street. Alternatively the pub allows food to be brought in. Totnes railway station is on the West Coast mainline, easily accessible from Taunton, Bristol, and Bath as well as Devon and Cornwall. There is good bus service from Exeter and Plymouth. If you are driving, there are several public car parks near the medieval high street. Poster details are here   

Sunday 23 September  11.30 – 2.30 pm
Cornwall CI Social
The Seahorse Club, Pentewan Sands,  Pentewan, Cornwall PL26 6BT

Just a friendly get together for those of us who are deaf. Some have cochlear implants, some have hearing aids and some don’t. Some lipread, some use sign language but everyone is welcome. There is a soft play area for the children to play. If anyone wants a roast let me know and we can book a table, if not you can just have a drink. You do have to pay for the car park, limited to 3 hours. You can get this money back if you buy food or drink
For more details please contact Joanne at:
Home Counties Group
Tuesday 11 September
Wine bar social events will now be held from 6 pm till 9 pm at a new venue
Penderels Oak, High Holborn, Holborn,  WC1V 7HP . This is a Wetherspoon Pub.
Nearest Tube -Chancery Lane on the Central line exit 2. These events are where HCCIGs members, family, friends and
new people interested in joining have the opportunity to meet in a more informal setting.
These events are dedicated to socialising and any other issues, problems or information can be shared.
Saturday 29 September
AGM from 12 am to 3 pm at the Dugdale Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield, EN2 6DS
Saturday 1 December
Christmas Lunch at Royal College of Physicians, Regents Park, NW1 4LE
Manchester Ci Social Meet up
Saturday 18 August
We will be at the Duke 92, 18-25 Castle Street, Manchester, M3 4LZ. For further information on see here.
We are a small growing group with mixer of Ci users, candidates, hearing aids as well family and friends.
If you are thinking about getting cochlear implant or wanting to chat, come along and meet us.
For more information/ confirm your place please contact Manda at
Northern CI Social Group
Monthly meetings are held at 3 venues in Rotherham, Sheffield and Worksop.
Full details , dates and meeting venues can be see at these links: Rotherham  Sheffield  Worksop
Oxford Cochlear Implant Support Group (OxCIS)
Sunday 30 September 2018 from 1 pm to 3 pm in Islip
An Early Autumn Party in Islip Village Hall.
Full details can be seen here.
For any further information contact

Sheffield Cochlear Implant Users Group (SCIUG)

We are a newly formed Sheffield Cochlear Implant Users Group under the umbrella of Sheffield Central Deaf Club, Victoria Hall, 2nd Floor, 41, Chapel Walk, Sheffield S1 2JB.
Open the 1st Saturday each month, from 11am till 2pm, and Every Friday from 11am till 1pm for formal chats.

Yorshire Cochlear Implant Users Group

2018 Meeting Dates


Thursdays:  27 September at 1330-1530 and 13 December at 1000-1200

Hull:            Bransholme Heath Cetre, Goodhart Road, Hull, HU7 4DW

Thursdays:  20 September at 1000-1200 and 29 November at 1000-1200

Barnsley:    Barnsley Hospital

Wednesdays   12 September at 1100-1300 and 5 December at 1100-1300

Ilkley:          The Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Poad, Ilkley, LS29 9DZ

Fridays :   17 August at 1400-1600 and 9 November at 1400-1600


Sound Advice at The Ear Foundation, Nottingham

Sat, 01 Sept 10:00 – 14:30 (@The Ear Foundation)

What is next after being fitted with your hearing technology? Helping you to make the most of your hearing technology (hearing aids/ bone conduction implants/ cochlear implants) including tips and strategies to guide you through what comes next after your fitting/ surgery to help you live well with your hearing loss.
Hearing Therapist Gemma (who herself has a hearing loss) will guide you through this session.
£15 per person (includes lunch).
Thurs, 11 Oct 17:00 – 19:00 (@The Ear Foundation)

A look at the latest hearing technology with a focus on assistive devices. Join us to find out what else helps beyond hearing aids and implants.
£5 per person (including refreshments).
By appointment only 
(@The Ear Foundation)
Our resource centre has equipment such as; phones, door bells, TV listeners, wireless accessories and FM systems such as the Phonak Roger Pen. You can also ‘try before you buy’ and we can help you select the correct equipment for you. Appointments: £20 initial session and  £10 for a follow up appointment.
FEEDBACK REQUIRED: We are considering a regular Yoga class with Laura who ran our initial block for us back in May.
Also following the success of our Music Day with Music and the Deaf’s Danny Lane we are looking into the possibility of running a Music group.
If you are interested in either/ both of the above opportunities please drop Sarah an e-mail on: or call (0115) 9427 804
First Tuesday
of the following months, 1.15-3.15pm (@The Ear Foundation) Oct and Dec

An informal, supportive group with a positive attitude towards enabling everyone to live well with their Tinnitus. We aim to have speakers of interest at each session with time to chat and socialise. Friends and family welcome to attend. For more information phone: 0115 942 7804 or text: 07852 296613.
Please note we are not able to provide medical advice or comment on specific symptoms experienced by individuals.
Donations welcome (refreshments included).