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.

Saturday 19 September 2020

For full details of this Virtual event by Zoom see here

All brands of CI users and candidates are welcome plus a friend. 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:

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.

Saturday 15 February 2020  10 to 2pm

See here for the programme.
To confirm attendance please Email:
or  Join the Facebook Group: CI High Five

CI Southern Counties

Saturday 28th March 2020   CANCELLED due to Conovirus precautions

The Southern Counties Cochlear Implant Support Group welcomes CI users, their families, children, Hearing Dogs, Guide Dogs, and anyone considering an implant.
Our next Social Event is on Saturday 28th March 2020 1pm – 5pm at The Old Customs House, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth PO1 3TY. 
Ground floor accessible Signals and Department M rooms reserved, food and drink available to buy.  Situated by the harbour waterfront – easily accessible by train, bus and car.
Come along and join us, meet new friends and share experiences!
See you there!
Sarah, Caroline and Sandra

Saturday 1st February 2020

1pm – 5pm at The Ox Row Inn, 10-11 Ox Row, Salisbury SP1 1EU

Bar Area reserved, food and drink available to buy.  Situated in the historic city, easily accessible by train, car and bus.  Park and Ride service available from five locations.
The Southern Counties Cochlear Implant Support Group welcomes CI users, their families, children, Hearing Dogs, Guide Dogs, and anyone considering an implant. 
Come along and join us, meet new friends and share experiences!
For further info see here and here
See you there
Sarah, Caroline and Sandra –

CI South West Group
Saturday – 25 January 2020:

The Imperial (Wetherspoons), New North Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4AH.
When you arrive, look out for CI South West signs on the tables.
Our group will most likely be found in the Orangery, towards the back of the pub. Hope to see you there!
The Imperial is a short walk uphill from Exeter St. Davids railway station, or walk along the flat from Exeter Central railway station/Exeter city centre.
There is a car park on site.

All CI users, candidates, friends and family are welcome to attend.
These are a great opportunity to meet new people, share experiences, and/or ask questions about cochlear implants.
For more information, please email us at: or join our active Facebook group:

Home Counties Group

Wednesday 26 February 2020 from 6 – 9 pm
Wetherspoon’s , Penderel’s Oak
283 288 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HP; Nearest Tube Chancery Lane or High Holborn

For further details E-mail:

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
Contact on Facebook at

Oxford CI Support Group (OxCIS)

Saturday  17 November 2019

Adult CI Tea Party will be held at the same venue of Islip village at 1 pm
Full details can be seen here
Please note the new email contact address for this group..

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.
We meet every Friday from 11am till 1pm for informal chats.


Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Users Group

Contact: Lynne Tapper : Email:
Speech and Language Therapist
The Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service,The Listening for Life Centre
Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 6RJ Website:

Bradford:  21 March 2019, 20 June, 26 September, 12 December
Hull: 14 March 2019, 27 June, 12 September, 14 November
Barnsley: 13 March 2019, 19 June, 11 September, 11 December

Music – Piece by Piece, Piecing It Together, Remember to listen
Bradford: 7 February 2019, 18 April, 4 July, 11 July, 28 November, 5 December
Check with YAIS for which date and which course

Improving Communication Course
Bradford: 2 & 3 July 2019, 14 & 15 October- all at 10.00 to 16.00 – By invitation only. Contact YAIS for details .

Telephone Talk at Bradford – by invitation only.

Sound Advice at The Ear Foundation, Nottingham

Music Workshop
Saturday 25 January 2020  10am – 2 pm
Danny Lane artistic director at Music and the Deaf will be hosting his ever popular music session.
Discussing the challenges we may face and hints and tips on how we may improve our listening.
To book your place, please email Susanna Holt

Regular sessions: Information mornings: SOCIAL MORNINGS: Last Wednesday of the month; 10.30am-midday (with the exception of the Christmas social and fuddle in December which will fall on Wednesday 18th December due to Christmas holidays). This monthly meeting provides an informal, social opportunity to meet with others and bring along family and friends. Ear Foundation staff will be on hand if you have any questions. (@The Ear Foundation) £1.50 per person- refreshments provided.

Support sessions: TINNITUS SUPPORT GROUP: First Tuesday of the following months; Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec 1.15-3.15pm (@The Ear Foundation). The group is an informal, supportive group with a positive attitude towards enabling everyone to live well with their Tinnitus. We are not able to provide medical advice or comment on specific symptoms experienced by an individual. For information about the support group, phone 0115 942 7804 or text 07852 296613. £2 per person- refreshments provided.

New Skills: HEARING EQUIPMENT SESSIONS 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 popular Phonak Roger Pen. You can also ‘try before you buy’ and we can help select the correct equipment for you. Appointments: £20 initial session/ £10 for follow up appointment. Equipment loans: £10 per week (maximum two weeks)

Support sessions: HEAR TO HELP HEARING AID MAINTENANCE CLINICS Drop in clinics for NHS hearing aid users in your local community across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area.
For more information including a full list of clinic locations and dates please follow this link:
Don’t forget you can also catch up with everything that’s happening at The Ear Foundation via our monthly online newsletter, to take a look at January’s please follow this link: