Cochlear Implant Manufacturers 

Advanced Bionics –

Cochlear –


Oticon Medical –

Suppliers of Hearing Accessories that can be used with Implants

Action on Hearing Loss –

Connevans –

Other Sites

Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group –

The CICS Group was founded by parents whose children have cochlear implants to share first-hand experience of the issues that surround life with an implanted child and to provide a vital part of the pre and post implantation process, the support for parents by parents

Adult Cochlear Implants Action Group – ​

Advanced Bionics site for teenagers and the young at heart –

Alliance on Hearing Loss –

Association of Teachers of Lipspeaking to Adults –

Boots hearingcare –

British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG) –

British Medical Journal –

British Acadamy of Audiologists –

Cochlear Implant International Community in Action  –

Deafness Research UK –

Disability Rights Commission. The DRC produces a useful and free email bulletin –

Diversity Jobs –

Diving and Sailing holidays for deafened people –

Employment Advice for Workers who have lost their hearing –

European Association of Cochlear Implant Users (EURO-CIU)

Graham Fraser Foundation  –


Hearing Direct provide aids and alerting devices for the deaf and hard of hearing covering a wide range of hearing disability from mild to profound –

HELP- Cochhlear Implant HELP –

Knightsfield School :

Mary Hare School –

National Deaf Children’s Society – and

National Community Hearing Association (NCHA) –

National Library for Health- 

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)  –

Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation-

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists –

Specialist ENT & Audiology Library created by the NHS National Library for Health –

Stagetext – provides captions for theatre performances –

St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf –

Subtitles at your Local Cinema –

UK Council on Deafness –

Relay UK
The Relay UK app allows anyone who’s deaf, hard of hearing or has difficulty talking, to communicate simply over the phone. It’s a regulated service provided by BT, that helps make phone calls with family and friends, work colleagues, or businesses and services such as government departments and healthcare providers, much easier. For clear and independent communication with anyone, anywhere, use Relay UK.

You simply type, or speak, what you want to say, and read the replies on screen as they come through, whilst an assistant relays the conversation to and from the person you’re calling. It’s a confidential service and there’s an option to save calls, so text conversations can be stored with ease.

You don’t need any special kit – just download the app from the App StoreGoogle Play or Windows Store, link it to your phone number and you’ll be ready to use Relay UK on your smartphone, tablet, or computer whenever you want.

Some useful text phone numbers

The NHS Direct phone based health advice service now offers a text phone exclusively for such users. This new number is 0845 606 4647 and should be used where appropriate, as opposed to the normal telephone number of 0845 4647.

AA Car Breakdowns Text to 07900 444999

Green Flag Car Breakdowns Text to 07855 828282