Thursday, July 4, 2013

Useful CI Links

Useful CI Links
Below are some links to various websites which may be of use. Please let us know if you find any broken links, inappropriate content, or have suggestions for other resources.

CI South West (UK) Facebook Group Page - join us!
Southmead Audiology **NEW** email as of Spring 2013
Southmead CI Blogs 
Written by people who have received their CI at Southmead. 

Manufacturer Websites
In addition to the primary product site, each CI manufacturer hosts an user forum for CI users and candidates to share experiences and ask questions. These forums can often be very helpful when you want to find answers to specific questions when researching CIs. 
Advanced Bionics     
Main Website (UK)
Hearing Journey user forum
Cochlear Corp.   
Main Website (UK)
Cochlear Community user forum
Main Website (UK)
HearPeers user forum
There is also a fourth CI manufacturer, Neurelec, based in France which is not available through Southmead/BRI.

Cochlear Implant Comparison Chart

Many people find this chart helpful in understanding the differences between the various makes of CI. It was put together by a group of CI users and aims to be impartial.
This related website includes some links that you may find useful when researching CIs:

British Cochlear Implant Organisations
British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG)
Safety Guidelines for Cochlear Implant Users
National Cochlear Implant Users Association (NCIUA)

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