Assistive Listening Devices drop-in service

Assistive listening devices are extra pieces of equipment to use alongside your hearing aids or cochlear implant to help you hear better in certain situations.

For example they can help you to:

  • Hear better on your mobile phone
  • Listen to your music directly through your hearing device
  • Connect to Bluetooth devices directly through your hearing device
  • Hear a speaker at a distance, for example at a meeting or lecture
  • Hear a speaker in a noisy situation like a restaurant more easily

Drop-in sessions are run in the audiology department at the MRI hospital where you can try some of this equipment- please see the link for further details.

For more details go to this link.

CHOICE- remote care service for CI Users

CHOICE launches service detail Video 11 February 2020

CHOICE, the remote care service for CI users, launches a video explaining how the remote care service operates and the benefits for CI users to remotely , by internet access,

explore the multiple services that can be accessed this way. The video can be seen at :

The system supports devices of all the manufacturers and users can still come to their CI centre when they need help with something.

This service is currently only available to CI users under the care of the following CI Centres though it is hoped to extend this service to other Centres.

Cambridge, North East, Manchester, Nottingham, RNTNE, Southampton and St Thomas

Events 2019

This is a list of the events so far scheduled for this year, other meet ups for lunch etc. will be added as they are finalised. If you would like more information (details for each event will be sent out nearer the dates) or are interested in attending any event please contact the secretary

More details will follow nearer each event

March 23rd

AGM & Gaskell House Tour

Sat April 27th

Italian Orchard Preston Restaurant Meal

Friday May 24th

Liverpool Museums – Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition and meal at St Georges Hall

Friday June 21st

Jodrell Bank Guided tour

Sat July 27th

Quarry Bank Mill tour (return trip to see the newly refurbished Mill)

Friday 23rd August

Visit to Buxton – Bus tour, Pavilion Gardens and meal

September 28th

Royal Liver Building tour and lunch

Sat November 23rd

Ramada Hotel Southport End of season (Xmas Meal)


New Apps Available

Two new Apps are now available from the CICADA team, the first is the Rehabilitation App, intended to help new CI users practice listening to sounds at a time and place convenient to them and the second is a Finger Spelling App for general use to pick up some of the basics of Finger Spelling.

Both apps are available in the Google PlayStore for those running devices with Android O/S and the one in the AppStore for Apple phone users.

Search either store using ‘CI Rehablitation App’ or ‘CICADAFspell’ as keywords.
Links available here