Cochlear Implanted Children's Support Group

The CICS Group is an independent voluntary charity founded by parents whose children have cochlear implants. The network of CICS Group families shares first-hand experience of the issues that surround life with an implanted child, and offers contact, information and support to provide a vital part of the pre and post implantation process – support for parents by parents. Organises social and information events, provides a quarterly newsletter and can arrange direct contact with families whose children already have cochlear implants using criteria such as child’s cause of deafness, age at implantation, additional needs, etc. The group also helps researchers and students wishing to find case studies meeting particular criteria.

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CICS Group email –

CICS South
Address 4 Ranelagh Avenue
SW13 0BY
Contact name Tricia Kemp
Phone 020 8876 8605

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CICS Midlands
Contact name Angela O'Donovan
Phone 07830 345023

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CICS North
Contact name Vicky Gilbertson
Phone 07854 543846

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CICS Scotland
Contact name Nicky Broekhuizen
Phone 0131 466 6114

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National Cochlear Implant Users Association

The NCIUA is the sole national association in the UK that represents all cochlear implant users.

The NCIUA mission is :

  • to offer help to everyone who might benefit from a cochlear implant;
  • to campaign for them to have the opportunity to do so;
  • to represent the ongoing interests of cochlear implant users.
Address 11 Hamilton Close
OX26 2HX

Contact name Dr Raymond Glover
Phone 01494 723962

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American Cochlear Implant Alliance

American Cochlear Implant Alliance
The American Cochlear Implant Alliance is a not-for-profit membership organization created with the purpose of eliminating barriers to cochlear implantation by sponsoring research, driving heightened awareness and advocating for improved access to cochlear implants for patients of all ages across the US. ACI Alliance members are clinicians, scientists, educators, and others on cochlear implant teams as well as parent and consumer advocates. An annual meeting for professional members is convened.
Address ACI Alliance
P.O. Box 103
McLEAN, VA 22101-0103
Contact name Donna L. Sorkin, Executive Director
Phone 001 703 534 6146

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