Other Resources

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     

Hearing Journey user forum     

Connect to an AB UK Mentor (another AB user in the UK):

Cochlear Corp.  
Main Website (UK)    http://www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/uk/home

Cochlear Community user forum    

Connect to a Cochlear Advocate (another Cochlear user in the UK): http://www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/uk/home/connect/volunteer-advocates


Main Website (UK)    http://www.medel.com/uk/

HearPeers user forum    http://www.medel.com/hearpeers

There is also a fourth CI manufacturer, Neurelec, based in France which is not available through Bristol CI centre.

Cochlear Implant Help - useful resource when researching CIs

Cochlear Implant Comparison Chart
Many people find this .PDF 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. http://cochlearimplanthelp.com/cochlear-implant-comparison-chart/

Please note that some FB groups are "closed" while others are "open", eg public.

Cochlear Implant Experiences

Cochlear Implant Rehabilitation

Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implant Users Group (global - there is also an UK specific group)

Cochlear Nucleus 5 and Nucleus 6 Group (global)

Med-El Discussion Group (global)

Parents of Children with Cochlear Implants

Listening Practice/Rehabilitation Resources

Angel Sounds (free download)

Advanced Bionics Sound Success (free, access code required - you do not have to be an AB user)

Advanced Bionics iPad apps 

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