Local Group Events
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 29 May 2021 at 10-1130 am
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: email@example.com
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.
CI Southern Counties
Saturday 31 July 2021 at 12 noon
We will be having a picnic at Southampton Common.
Location: Enter the common at the south end just off The Avenue. It’s called the Northlands Road entrance (big blue gates).
Walk down the wide path (tarmac) for approximately 100 metres and we will be in the field on the right (opposite the Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre gates).
Bring your own seating and picnic. Dogs are welcome too.
Car Parking: The Cemetery Road car park (which is also at the south end, just off Northlands Road, SO15 7NN) is free.
There are also lots of on road parking (free) in the nearby streets (eg. Highfield Road).
Accessibility: There are no designated disabled car parking spaces in the car park but we did notice some in the Cowherds pub.
Access from the car park to the field is via a tarmac road/path with no steps.
Buses: No 1 and U2/U2B are frequent and stop at the common.
We will check the weather the day before and will cancel if rain is forecast. Fingers crossed the weather will be kind to us as we are so looking forward to seeing you all.
Come along and join us, meet new friends and share experiences!
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.https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/devon/the-imperial-exeter
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or join our active Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cisouthwest/
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 email@example.com
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.
South West Group
Saturday 11 September 2021 : 1:30pm – 4:30pm
The Ship, The Barbican, PLYMOUTH PL1 2JZ https://theshipplymouth.co.uk/
Join us for a lovely afternoon at the Ship pub in the Plymouth Barbican!
The Ship has lots of covered outdoor seating next to the harbour side, new tables with large umbrellas suitable for a variety of weather, and there is seating inside the pub too.
All CI users, candidates, interested friends and family are welcome to come along for a drink and a chat.
If you are a new CI candidate coming along for the first time, please let us know so that we can be looking out for you – we are very happy to help answer your questions and/or introduce you to other CI users in attendance.
Very much looking forward to catching up with all of you!
Hopefully there will be more in-person CI socials coming up soon (Covid permitting) in BRISTOL and EXETER – we welcome suggestions for venues.
Yorkshire Cochlear Implant Users Group
Contact: Lynne Tapper : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speech and Language Therapist
The Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service,The Listening for Life Centre
Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 6RJ Website: https://yais.nhs.uk/
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
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 email@example.com
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: https://www.earfoundation.org.uk/adult-hearing-services/hear-to-help-service
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: https://www.earfoundation.org.uk/news/articles/648