The Association was founded by the late Lord Jackie Ashley in 1998 in order to provide support to cochlear implants users following the decision in 1995 by the NHS to provide cochlear implantation as a regular service.
Our mission statement seen on the Home page sets out the objectives of the Association which is managed by an Executive Committee details of which can be seen on the People page.
The Committee welcomes members to come forward to help the Committee in any way that they can and to further the aims of the Association. Those interested should contact our Secretary via the Contact page
Newsletters are published details of which can be seen on the site.
The Annual General Meeting is held in London in the summer of each year in conjunction with the Summer Meeting details of which can be seen on the Events page. Presentations made at the meeting can be seen on the site.
A Regional Meeting is held in the autumn each year in conjunction with one of the many local groups that are affiliated to our Association. The details of these groups and the local events that they hold themselves can be seen on the relevant pages.