The events listed below are not NCIUA organised events but are published here
to enable all CI users and candidates to participate in face to face contact with the manufacturers.

Advanced Bionics

Upcoming Cochlear Implant Social Events

Would you like to meet up with other cochlear implant wearers? Below is a list of upcoming social events organised by cochlear implant wearers, who volunteer their time to help others and share their stories and experiences of living with cochlear implants. Everyone is welcome!

Cambridge Cochlear Implant Social Group
Date: Saturday 29th July 2023
Time: 10am – 12.30pm

A group of Addenbrookes patients, carers, CI wearers and those who are working towards cochlear implantation. The social group meet face to face over coffee and cakes to discuss all things CI and much more. Numbers are limited, please reserve your space by emailing  Venue details will be shared upon registration.

Manchester Cochlear Implant Social Event
Date: Saturday 12th August 2023
Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Venue: Duke 92

The next Manchester CI social event is taking place next month, this is an opportunity to meet other cochlear implant wearers and share your experiences. CI wearers, candidates and family members are all welcome to join us! For more information, email 

Thursday 7th September 2023, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Please register for the webinar online
Or for more information, email


To register for an event visit –
Registration links will become available closer to the events

Don’t forget you can always book a 1:1 virtual appointment to find out more about technology, accessories and resources available to you, email

If you have any questions please do get in touch with us at





Hearpeers Mentor Webinar
Saturday 29 July

Brought to you by MED-EL
Meet Colin, a Cochlear Implant user and his wife, Jane.


The fifth instalment in the Hearpeers webinar series, held in partnership with
MED-EL, will be hosted by Colin, a cochlear implant user, who wears the SONNET 2 audio processor, and his wife, Jane.Colin’s hearing started to deteriorate in his thirties and he wore hearing aids until even the most powerful proved unsatisfactory. In 2013 he was referred to a cochlear implant centre in London, as his audiologist thought that he may be a suitable candidate. Colin was finally implanted to 2016, and began to hear sounds immediately, he has not looked back since. Colin will discuss his life prior to being implanted, how his confidence has grown after implantation, and how he finally feels confident to use the telephone!

We will also hear from Jane, Colin’s wife, who has supported Colin throughout his hearing journey, and how their life together as a couple has improved. Jane says “After his ‘switch on’ Colin heard immediately and his hearing gradually improved, with him hearing more and more sounds. It was truly amazing!”

Join Colin and Jane in this webinar as they discuss their experience of life prior to implantation, the operation, rehabilitation and getting their family life, hobbies, and everyday life back on track. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

This webinar will be held on Saturday 29th July at 11am, click on the link below to book your place.


CLICK HERE – 29/07/2023 11am


MEET OUR MENTOR WEBINAR – COLIN & JANE Saturday 29th July 11.00 – 11.30 Survey (


During 2024 we will be holding a series of monthly webinars which will introduce our Hearpeers Mentors, who are all implant users or parents and family members of implant users. You will find out more about them, learn about their hearing journey and their achievements.

New 1:1 Virtual Appointment System 

MED-EL Connect with you is a 1:1 appointment booking system which provides candidates and MED-EL users
the opportunity to make a 30-minute appointment with one of our Senior Clinical Specialists, virtually.

The system can be used to raise any questions or gather more information during their appointment on the topics below –
•    Implant Choice
•    Implant Safety
•    Product Information
•    Rehabilitation

The appointment system can be accessed via our website.

Multiple Future Events

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Meet-Up Events which will be held in 2024 at the following venues:

  • Stirling, Scotland 18th May
  • Nottingham 22nd June
  • Reading 7th September

These events will be for all candidate and current users and their families to come along to see who we are, what we do and why we do it.
e will also be inviting all professionals who work with children and their families e.g. clinicians, teachers of the deaf, speech therapists and there will be something for everyone and everyone will be welcome.

The events will be run as an informal drop-in session between the hours of 10am – 2.30pm, so that attendees can drop in at any time and join in the fun.
Refreshments will be available throughout the day and there will be children and family entertainment, activities and interactive displays.