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):

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

Sunday 1st July in Birmingham. Full details can be seen here
Saturday 28 July in Oxford. Full details can be seen here

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 Five Counties

CI Southern Counties

Saturday 23rd JUNE
The Park Tavern, 11 Priory Road, Chichester PO19 1NS
Bring your picnic along to nearby Priory Park for 12 noon, then we’ll gather in the pub from 1.30pm – watch our Facebook page or website for further updates depending on the weather!
For our new members – a huge welcome!  You will find all our members are most happy to chat about their experiences, many members may even tell you that they were nervous coming to their first Social Gathering …. but they soon float away (the nerves, not the people!) once we find ourselves amongst like-minded people who share communication struggles …… and giggles.  Some of us sign.  Some of us don’t.  Some of us lipread well.  Some of us don’t.  Some of us are local, some are not.  Some are over 60 years older, and some are not! 😎  We are a mixed bunch!  We welcome all Cochlear Implant users, their families and friends, children, Hearing Dogs, Guide Dogs, and anyone considering an Implant.  It can be a lonely frustrating world out there with a hidden disability; our Socials are a breath of fresh air for many.  Hope to see you there!  
Best wishes,
Sandra, Caroline and Sarah 😍😍😍
CI South West Group
Saturday 30June
The Hop Pole, 7 Upper Bristol Rd, Bath BA1 3AR from 1300-1600.
Full details of the event can be seen here

Hope you can join us. All CI users, candidates, friends, and family are welcome to come along.
Join us for a drink and a friendly chat! A space has been reserved for us at the Pitcher & Piano, which is located in the centre of Taunton, almost opposite the bus station.
The closest car park is The Crescent, and Taunton train station is 15 minutes walk. More advice on parking, as the Crescent may be busy:
“The best place would be the muti story car park in Paul street. Once in there you can get the lift down to the orchard shopping centre and it’s about a ten minute walk to Bath place not far from Boots.”
Please note that Taunton Park & Ride no longer operates on Saturdays (some people used this service last year).
Home Counties Group
Tuesday 3rd July
Wine bar social events will now be held from 18.00 till 21.15 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.
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


Please note there is a change of date for our Music Day to Saturday 14th July. The fantastic organisation Music and the Deaf through sponsorship by MED-EL will be delivering a brand new music session for this year’s programme.  *Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements or communication needs*

Our coffee mornings continue this year and we have a host of exciting new topics coming up.
Please note we are asking for £1.50 per person at each coffee morning to help us cover our running costs which includes tea, coffee & biscuits. We’re sure you’ll agree this is still great value.
Last Wednesday of the month; 10.30am-midday.

July 25thBook swap


Our Tinnitus support group is developing really well and we already have a good number of people attending with lots of great discussions, useful tips and information being shared.

The group runs on the first Tuesday of every other month from 1.15-3.15pm and operates on a drop in basis so although it is useful for Sarah to know if you plan to come along it is not necessary.

There is no set charge to attend the group but any donations will be gladly received to help us cover our costs- a donation tin will be put out at each meeting.

June is also Tea for Tinnitus month so we will be celebrating this by sharing some cakes and treats. If anyone is a budding Mary Berry and would like to bake anything for the day please let Sarah Hoyle know: or call (0115) 9427 804.