Due to the COVID-19 situation all routine appointments are cancelled for the foreseeable future.

However, if you require spares or repairs please phone, text or email on yais.helpline@bthft.nhs.uk and we will endeavor to help. Medical emergencies remain the same; ring the main YAIS number and we will help. There is information for an out of hours service on this number also.

Programming and Rehabilitation (children)

The surgery (the operation itself) is only one part of fitting a cochlear implant. The external parts of the implant have to be fitted and programmed and the child or young person has to learn how to use it. This page contains information about what happens in the weeks and months following the … [Read more...]


Joshua Dated: 05/05/2011 Imagine being told that your child is profoundly deaf. What sort of a life will they have? This is what happened to two and a half-year-old Joshua Shaw of Harrogate, YCIS's 500th patient. Joshua, who attends a local nursery school, underwent the cochlear implant … [Read more...]

Programming and Rehabilitation (adults)

At about one month after the operation adults will receive initial programming of their speech processor and a course of rehabilitation.  These appointments are typically carried out at the centre over the first year following surgery.  This involves seven to eight visits to the Yorkshire Auditory … [Read more...]