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.

Life With A Cochlear Implant

Patients normally make a quick recovery from the operation. When the site of the operation has healed, usually about a month later, the external external parts of the implant are fitted. They will give you good service provided you follow a few simple rules

There are limitations on certain activities that could damage or move the implant eg rugby, boxing and squash. However, swimming is possible if external parts are removed.

There are other precautions to be aware of and you can find more information about the following on the BCIG website at www.bcig.org.uk.

  • Sporting Activities and Play
  • Medical Matters
  • Security Systems
  • Employment Issues
  • Air Travel
  • Personal stereos and audio equipment.
  • Static Electricity, Interference, Cremation.