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A resource for everyone with an interest in bilateral cochlear implants and the importance of securing NHS funding. The authors of this site are Jason Broekhuizen and Dominic Byrne, two parents of children that were refused NHS funding for bilaterals.
Action on Deafness
Action for Deafness is a charitable organisation offering a full range of services to Deaf and hard of hearing people from our Resource Centres in West Sussex.
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. Our name has changed, but our vision hasn't - a world where hearing loss doesn't limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value their hearing enough to look after it.
Advanced Bionics is one of the major cochlear implant companies that operates in the UK, and a number of their courses take place at The Ear Foundation.
Alexander Graham Bell Association
AG Bell was founded in 1890 by Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. While he was widely known for his invention of the telephone, Dr. Bell was foremost a teacher of the deaf. His invention of the telephone was the result of years of working with deaf people.
This website is currently being developed as an information resource for all who are interested in audiology. Although aimed at the specialist / professional and student in audiology or associated fields, others who are interested are welcome to the site.
Auditory Verbal UK
Auditory Verbal UK is a national charity committed to the Auditory Verbal method of helping hearing-impaired children acquire listening and spoken language skills.
Auditory-Verbal Learning Institute
AVLI works to increase the availability of Auditory-Verbal Therapy worldwide.
BATOD - British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
BATOD is the only Association representing the interests of teachers of deaf children and young people in the United Kingdom. It includes in its membership representatives from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales, and also colleagues from overseas
BIAP (The Internationnal Bureau for AudioPhonology)
The Internationnal Bureau for AudioPhonology is a unique multididisciplinary association who puiblish since 40 years recommandations about all aspects of audiophonology in English, German, French and Spanish.
Bone Anchored Users Group Forum
The Ear Foundation's Bone Anchored Users Forum is run by Bone Anchored Hearing System users for users of this hearing technology. The purpose of this site is to offer a valuable resource for those who are current users, and those who have been advised by their surgeons that they might benefit.
British Academy of Audiology
BAA has now been formed from the merged British Association of Audiological Scientists (BAAS) and the British Association of Audiologists (BAAT) and the British Society of Hearing Therapists (BSHT) to become the largest UK Audiology organisation.
British Association of Paediatricians in Audiolgy (BAPA)
BAPA aims to promote standards in both the training and professional qualifications of Paediatricians working in audio-vestibular medicine and to contribute to the training of other professionals working in related disciplines.
British Cochlear Implant Group
The British Cochlear Implant Group is a professional body representing all the Cochlear Implant Centres and other specialist medical practitioners throughout the United Kingdom.
British Society of Audiology
BSA aims to increase knowledge of hearing and balance and to enhance audiological practice by dissemination and education. It was founded in 1966, has grown steadily since then and is by far the largest audiology society in Europe.
Care.com is a resource for parents looking for childcare. It allows parents to find carers who have experience caring for those with hearing impairments and deafness, and for those that know sign language
Chear - Children's Hearing Evaluation and Amplification Reso
Chear was set up in 2001 as an independent centre for children's hearing assessment and management of hearing impairment. Josephine Marriage also works in research with adult hearing aid wearers, so a service has developed for adults with hearing loss.
Christopher Place - Speech, Language and Hearing Centre
The Centre is the only one of its kind in the UK and is a registered charity. Their child-centred programme combines teaching with therapy using an interdisciplinary professional team. A close partnership with the whole family is central to their approach
A voluntary group run by parents to provide contact, information and support for families whose children have cochlear implants and for those who are considering cochlear implantation for their child.
Cochlear (Nucleus Cochlear Implants)
Cochlear is one of the major cochlear implant companies that operates in the UK, and a number of their courses take place at The Ear Foundation.
A non-profit Community Interest Company Providing Information, Guidance and Support for Hearing Individuals with Deaf Parent/s.
The purpose of the site is ultimately to provide the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.
Cued Speech Association UK
CS is a simple system which gives complete visual access to the English language for deaf babies, deaf children and adults, by using only eight handshapes at four positions near the mouth to fully clarify the lip-patterns of normal speech.
Dallas Cochlear Implant Program
The Ear Foundation has worked with Dr Emily Tobey for a number of years, and she has been a highly aclaimed speaker at our conferences, giving the first Marjorie Sherman Memorial Lecture in 2002.
Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers (DEX) consists of deaf people who attended, or attend hearing mainstream education or supporters from the Deaf and hearing communities.
DEX is currently the only deaf led organisation that supports all deaf childen.
Deafblind UK offers support and specialist services to over 2.6 million people in the UK who are deafblind or living with a combined loss of sight and hearing, enabling them to lead as fulfilled and independent lives as possible.
Directory of Companies that welcome the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.
Deafness at Birth
This website is a training and information resource for professionals who work with deaf babies and their families. It was developed in response to the introduction in the UK of the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP)
Deafness Research UK
The UK's only national charity dedicated to helping hearing impaired people through medical research and education.
Deaf Education through Listening and Talking. DELTA is a national charity which supports and develops the Natural Aural Approach to the education of deaf children.
Destiny of a Child
Destiny of a Child is a non-profit making, ecumenical charity which supports cochlear implantation for profoundly deaf children, so as to permit profoundly deaf children to lead a normal life.
Doncaster College for the Deaf
Specialist in high quality, innovative Foundation and Personal Learning programmes
Designed to provide learners with exactly what they need, at a time they need it!
This website provides information, news and up-dates on Early Support, a UK government initiative to improve services for disabled children under three and their families. The website promotes multi-agency working.
EarShop based in Dublin are suppliers of a large range of accessories for your hearing technology.
Elizabeth Foundation (The)
This is a voluntary organisation for deaf babies and pre-school deaf children from 0 - 5 years, together with their parents. It offers support, education and encouragement.
ENT UK is the front name for the British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeons (BAO-HNS), which was founded in 1943 as the professional Association for British Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons and related professionals.
The European Association of Cochlear Implant Users (EURO-CIU) was founded 1995 in Luxembourg. The association represents on a European level the interests of deaf or hearing impaired people, who have regained hearing perceptions through a cochlear implant
THE EWING FOUNDATION is a national charity which works to raise the educational and social achievements of deaf children by fostering the maximum use of their residual hearing and by promoting deaf children's spoken language.
Forest Books has a worldwide reputation for an accessible, friendly, fast, helpful, expert and knowledgeable service. This year they celebrate 17 years as a Deafness and Deaf Issues Shop. By clicking on this link, we will receive commission on purchases
An online resource for hearing health information with videos, articles and up to date news.
Hearing Link is the UK hearing loss organisation that makes it easy to find the right information, services and support. It is for people with any level of hearing loss and for their families too.
Hearing Rehabilitation Foundation (HRF)
HRF is a non-profit organization formed in 1996 to provide and promote speech communication training for children and adults with hearing loss. Their Director, Geoff Plant, is a regular contributor to training at The Ear Foundation.
Dr Helen Robinshaw provides independent services for parents and professionals aiming to develop the communication, listening and speech skills of preschool children who are deaf.
Holt Hearing & Balance Service
Marianne and Philip Holt are Registered Consultant Audiological Scientists with over 35 years combined experience in the NHS and private sector. They provide a full range of tailored diagnostic audio-vestibular assessments and rehabilitation packages.
Home Counties Cochlear Implant Group
HCCIG is run by deaf people, for deaf people who use cochlear implants; also giving independant support for those awaiting or considering CI's. They also try to alleviate the isolation and social exclusion of deaf people with CI's and their families.
I CAN's aim is to create a world where children have the communication skills to be all they can be, I CAN provides a combination of specialist support for children with severe and complex needs, transforms policy, practice and provision for all children.
Institute of Hearing Research - numbers of cochlear implants
The Institute has surveyed the hospitals which provide cochlear implantation in the United Kingdom to obtain information about their level of activity.
Interconnections Electronic Bulletin
Interconnections is an independent service which focuses on children with complex needs and their families. It was established in 1995 to help health, education and social services improve their support for these children and families.
John Tracy Clinic
Is a private, non-profit education centre founded by Louise Treadwell Tracy in 1942. Its mission is to offer hope, guidance and encouragement to families of infants and preschool children with hearing losses by providing free, parent-centered services.
London Road Hearing Centre
The London Road Hearing Centre is a specialist and independent centre dedicated to solving your hearing problems.
They specialise in advanced hearing investigations and custom made digital hearing aids not available through the NHS.
Lyley Jones Society
Peter Jones's daughter, Lyley, was diagnosed as being profoundly deaf. He personally carried out research and studies into an Auditory Verbal approach and plasticity of the brain to find the best means of communicating language to Lyley.
Deafness and Education International is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Maney Publishing, in alliance with British Association of Teachers of the Deaf and the National Australian Association of Teachers of the Deaf (NAATD).
Mary Hare School
Mary Hare School is a non-maintained special school providing for profoundly and severely deaf children and young people from all over the UK. Pupils' fees are paid for by the Local Education Authority where they live.
MED-EL (Cochlear Implants)
MED-EL is one of the major cochlear implant companies that operates in the UK, and a number of their courses take place at The Ear Foundation.
Medilink EM is the East Midlands life science industry association, whose aim is to help companies establish, develop and grow.
Memory 4 Teachers is a major new ICT initiative taking place within the UK education sector.
Information Sheets available about Ménière’s on this website
Meningitis Research Foundation
Meningitis and septicaemia are life threatening diseases. Knowing the signs and symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia, and acting quickly to get medical help, can save lives. Someone who has meningitis or septicaemia needs medical help immediately.
National Cochlear Implant Users' Association
The NCIUA is the Association that represents all Cochlear Implant users in the United Kingdom. It is open to all implant users, their family and friends.
National Deaf Children's Society, The (NDCS)
NDCS is an organisation of parents, families and carers which exists to support parents in enabling their child to maximise their skills and abilities; and works to facilitate this process by every means possible.
NatSIP, the National Sensory Impairment Partnership is a partnership of organisations working together to improve outcomes for children and young people with sensory impairment.
NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations)
NCVO is a registered charity which gives voice and support to civil society. It believes passionately in the voluntary and community sector. This is a sector with the power to transform the lives of people and communities for the better.
Neurelec (Cochlear Implants)
Neurelec benefits from more than thirty years of experience acquired by Laboratoires MXM in the field of high-tech medical technologies. The company states that their Digisonic
Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP)
Approximately 900 babies are born every year in the UK with a permanent hearing loss. It\'s important to identify children with hearing loss as early in life as possible, and NHSP makes sure this happens for all newborn babies across the whole of England
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy UK
Over 200 children and adults receive music therapy weekly. Up to six students each year train on the Centre's two-year Training Course, leading to the Master in Music Therapy degree. There is a Library and Research facilities open professionals.
Nottingham Auditory Implant Programme
Established in 1989 with the support of The Ear Foundation, it introduced cochlear implantation for deaf children to the UK. It now has a national and international reputation for the quality of the service provided by its multi-disciplinary team.
Rotaract is worldwide organisation for 18-30ish year olds. It enables members to meet people, try new activities, and help in their local community, nationally and internationally through volunteering and fundraising.
Nottinghamshire Deaf Society
A Voluntary Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee which provides positive and empowering services and opportunities responding to the needs of the local Deaf Community.
Based in a Community Centre, their facilities are used by Deaf people of all ages
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Oticon Medical is at the epicenter of developing and improving upon existing and new technologies within the field of osseointegration.
PC Werth is the UK's original, longest established and largest supplier of specialist products to the UK's hearing healthcare professionals. Their business groups include: Audiological Accessories and Instruments, Earmoulds and Sound Field.
Presence are a web design/development company who designed The Ear Foundation website.
Sense offers a wide range of support and services across the UK to help sensory impaired people of all ages to reach their full potential despite the many challenges facing them. Mutual support, involvement and a sense of belonging remain central.
SignedLanguage was formed to offer a unique reference point on sign language and communication basics. SignedLanguage gives all the basic signs for everyday life, topics and questions as well as other forms of communication for and with deaf people.
SOUNDING BOARD at The Ear Foundation
A service for busy professionals working to help children and young people with cochlear implants succeed, or for anyone else interested. Log on today!
STAGETEXT delivers captioned performances in cultural venues throughout the UK. Captioning is a way of converting the spoken word into visible text that provides deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people with access to live performance.
Steps to Speech
Steps2Speech is an independent Speech and Language Therapy practice, set up by Maria Cameron to help deaf children develop their speech and language skills by making good use of their listening. Coaching parents to do this is seen as central to her work. She also works with families through SEND Tribunals and Medico Legal Assessments.
Talk With Sign Books Ltd
Talk with Sign Books is a specialist bookshop relating to deafness and deaf culture.
Teenagers website - Teenz United
A website written by teenagers with cochlear implants - and in their own language. The group is known as Teenz United, and they meet regularly at The Ear Foundation.
UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD)
UKCoD works with and for deaf organisations in the UK by providing information, advice and support and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy makers. The Ear Foundation is a full member.