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.


If you have a child or teenager starting or considering a cochlear implant, this part of the website is for you and your family.¬†It explains the whole cochlear implant process for children and young people. There are three steps involved in cochlear implantation. These steps are: assessment¬†- … [Read more...]

The Operation

The cochlear implant operation is performed under a general anaesthetic, which means the patient will be asleep. This is what happens during the operation itself. a small area of hair behind the ear may be shaved - this will grow back later a cut is made behind the ear a small bed is … [Read more...]


The process involves the patient and their family working with our team of dedicated professionals in the hospital and at home. This demands a high level of commitment from all concerned. In order to support each family in Yorkshire and the North of England effectively, we forge close links between … [Read more...]