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What equipment do I need when sleeping witholut my CI on?

Query: Is there information available about the sort of accessories and equipment needed to make sure a person with a cochlear implant is safe at night when they are not wearing their technology? Reply: Here are some ideas that Phonak's "Hear like Me" blog have just published for equipment you may want to consider having at night including smoke alarms, door lights and phone signalers.

Posted on June 13, 2017 11:06

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Playing netball in the rain will my cochlear implant be ok?

Query: I would just like some advice about what to do with my daughter's cochlear implant during her netball match. It may be a bit drizzly weather wise and I'm not sure if I should get her to wear the aqua accessory? Is this necessary or can it cope with a bit of moisture? She wears a Nucleus N6. Reply:Thank you for your query and know it's really important that your daughter feels comfortable wearing ...

Posted on March 28, 2017 15:24

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Motorcyclist considering CI advice on helmets

Query: Hi there, I am wondering do you have any info about CI wearers and motorcyclists? Bikers have to wear a crash helmet and how it goes with Cochlear Implant wearers I am trying to research as Im a biker but looking into a CI as Im deaf. Reply:Thank you for your query about motorcycling helmets and CIís. Yes it is always a topic that comes up a lot. I have found a few blogs and other forum enquiries...

Posted on July 4, 2016 10:19

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Comparisons between the Harmony and Niada CI

Have a look at this comparison chart between Advanced Bionicís Harmony and the Niada CI: Differences between Harmony and Niada CI Here are the links to the official manufacturers brochures for both:

Posted on May 27, 2015 11:34

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Airport security with CI

Enquiry: I am experimenting with flying and would like to know if any CI wearers could recommend specific airline companies who are particularly sympathetic regarding security scanning etc Many thanks. Reply: Thank you for your query. I will open it to the forum but we are not aware of any airline in particular who is more sympathetic with regards to scanning. The general security gates are used by so ...

Posted on April 21, 2015 11:22

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Can I change mind about the CI device I chose?

Enquiry: I need some help about a question I have. My hearing has got worse and I have been told it better if I have a cochlear implant. But there are a lot of choice with the devices. If I choose one for the operation can I use the other ones too. Reply: When you decide whether to have a cochlear implant the centre doing the operation may give you a choice with the particular device that you may want. Some cent...

Posted on February 16, 2015 11:57

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CI and children with single sided deafness

Enquiry: Are you a parent of a child who has a unilateral hearing loss or a professional working with families who ask you about cochlear implants with this group of children. Reply :We would like to bring your attention to The Birmingham Implant Programme are holding a parent forum on 11/2/15 to gather parental / carer opinion on cochlear implants for children who have unilateral or asymmetric hearing losses (s...

Posted on February 2, 2015 15:17

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Difficulties listening to drums with cochlear implants

Enquiry. I was wondering if you could give us some advice please? Two of our children have cochlear implants and they are finding it difficult in their drumming lessons. Every week they have African drumming. One child who has been newly implanted was complaining that the noise was painful. The drumming was held in the small hall so we assumed it was the acoustics.This week the less...

Posted on January 6, 2015 15:08

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