User’s experiences can be informative and reassuring to potential candidates of the life transforming treatment of cochlear implantation for the restoration of speech perception and communication in severe to profoundly deaf people and the provision of hearing to those born deaf.

Cochlear Implants: The Experiences of Adults.
What’s it like actually having a cochlear implant?

A really useful publication which is essential reading for potential candidates for implantation and their families giving a clear explanation of the process from assessment to switch-on,followed by 12 real life experiences, describing the impact of cochlear implants on everyday lives.

Published by the National Cochlear Implant Association, this is a completely new publication (June 2015) and replaces our previous booklet which was very popular. It is free but we have to charge £1 for postge and packing.

Please send your cheque for £1 to The Secretary, NCIUA, 11 Hamilton Close, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 2HX and it will be sent to you.

All of our members have stories to tell and just a few of them are listed below. Click on each name to read their own story and experiences.

Michael Batt

Michele Motteux

Gill Pestell

Lesley Pinchbeck

Alison Patuck

Kirsteen Allison

Stuart McNaughton

Alyson Buckle

Peter Gadsdon

Melanie Jewett

And many other personal experiences can be seen on YouTube here.