Useful links

Support organisations

Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID, the largest charity working to change the world for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people.

ATLA (Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults)
Provides a professional and recognised association for teachers of lipreading to adults, and to work in partnership with others to ensure that everyone challenged by hearing loss has access to lipreading classes and appropriate support.

British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA)
This website has been designed and developed by people affected by Acoustic Neuroma using information and data gathered from traceable sources.

British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG)
Provides an overview of how cochlear implants work and a description of the learning process that takes place after a person receives an implant. Professional organisation with information for patients.

Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group (CICS)
Founded by parents of children with cochlear implants, the CICS Group provides contact, information and support to families whose children already have implants and to those who are considering an implant for their child.

Deafblind UK
Deafblind UK offers support and specialist services to people who are deafblind to enable them to lead as fulfilled and independent a life as possible.

Hearing Link
A national organisation that works with, and for, adults with acquired hearing loss. Providing a range of services that meet the needs of deafened adults: from special programmes helping people adjust in the early days, to social events that build long-term friendship networks.

Ménière's Society
Supporting its members and their families to improve the quality of their lives. With useful information, it aims to raise public awareness of Ménière’s disease and encourage research into its causes and treatment.

National Association of Deafened People (NADP)
The NADP offers support for deafened people who have lost all or most of their useful hearing, and for their families and friends, to help them to regain their independence and enjoy the best quality of life.

National Cochlear Implant Users Association (NCIUA)
Providing practical support to families and friends who are deaf or have a hearing loss, and advancing public education in the use and benefits of cochlear implants.

National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)
The NDCS is the only UK charity solely dedicated to the support of all deaf children and young deaf people, their families and professionals working with them. Sense Sense is the UK’s largest organisation for children and adults who are deafblind and have associated disabilities.

The Ear Foundation
The Ear Foundation is the only national UK charity to support and to provide activities, courses and resources for deaf people with cochlear implants, their families and supporting professionals.

Useful links

Cochlear Implant online
Founded by Cochlear implant recipient, Rachel Chaikof, this is an online resource for cochlear implants and listening and spoken language. Now today, Cochlear Implant Online receives thousands of visitors from all over the world each month.

Home Counties Cochlear Implant Support Group (HCCISG)
Run by Cochlear implant recipient, Jenny Burdge so adults can meet and talk about procedures, rehabilitation and technology. “We all share our experiences and talk about accessories and new ideas and it’s a great support to people.”

Hearing Link
Guest blog written by Kirsteen Allison, who shares her hearing journey from being hearing aids to a Cochlear implant user. A working mum in Scotland talks about her cochlear implant and experiences of deafness.

The Baha Blog
Owned by Cochlear, The Baha Blog is about bone conduction hearing solutions. Here you will find unique Baha user stories, Ask the experts, tech tips and guest bloggers.


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