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What issues to condider for climbing helmets for CI users?

Query:As a TOD in Herts I am organising a sports event for mainstream HI pupils and hoping to include supervised wall climbing as one of the activities. Please could you advise me on any issues about wearing safety helmets provided by the sports centre and children with cochlear implants? Should implanted children wear helmets for this activity and, if so, should they be specially adapted? Many thanks. Reply: ...

Posted on November 4, 2015 12:31

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Will my CI be safe in Lapland?

Query:We are thinking of taking my 6 year old daughter to Lapland this year which of course involves lots of snow activities. I was wondering what precautions I could take to keep her cochlear implants safe? Reply: How exciting sure it will be fantastic! The main issue is more about keeping them dry-ish and there are some nifty solutions to help with this. You did not mention which processor you were u...

Posted on October 14, 2015 15:36

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Helmet for cricket with CI's

Enquiry: Hi there, my son is 10 and was fitted with dual CIs in November. He plays cricket and at present during matches he has to take off his CIs as they slip/fall off when he wears his helmet. Could you please advise if there is anyone in UK who makes helmets for CI wearers? Reply: Thanks for your enquiry. I do not know of a specific company who makes them for CI wearers but there are a number of links on t...

Posted on June 23, 2014 16:07

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Helmet for hockey with a CI

Enquiry: I work with a child who has a unilateral cochlea implant. He wishes to play hockey but cannot find suitable head protection which fits around his processor. Can anyone help please? Reply:Thanks for your query and there is quite a bit about this on Sounding board, as it is a topic that is always relevant and does not go away. Here are some of the direct links on Sounding Board:

Posted on January 13, 2014 14:46

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Need a bike helmet with two CI's

Enquiry: My daughter enjoys cycling and has bilateral cochlear implants, any suggestions on good cycling helmets. We find it is tricky to find a helmet that is comfortable and also keeps her headpieces in place. We are really amendment about her wearing her implants for cycling, any advice would be great. This is an issue that affects most sports which require helmets, like horse riding and cricket, bu...

Posted on October 12, 2013 14:24

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CI processor lost in the snow

Enquiry: We went sledging this weekend, making the most of the snowy weather and were pleased to say my daughter enjoyed it without anything happening to her cochlear implant. Unfortunately the rest of the day was spent in the backyard and somehow her implant was misplaced in the snow! We managed to find it but had been left in the cold for quite a while. It stopped working and then after a while seems fine, would the snow have caused any long term damage?

Posted on February 8, 2012 14:10

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Skull caps for sport

Enquiry: Can anyone recommend a make of protective skull cap that my 12 year old student might wear over his speech processor for sport (football, hockey, gymnastics etc.) please? There are so many out there ranging hugely in price - any advice gratefully received. Thank you. Reply: It would be good to get other people’s advice on this. In the meantime I refer you to previous Sounding Board enquiries on ...

Posted on January 10, 2012 16:57

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Headband for teenage girl

Enquiry: Can you tell me where we can get a headband for a bilateral cochlear implant user to use for sport. K is 13 and at mainstream secondary school. Reply: For boys in the past we have suggested lycra skull caps as used by some athletes- see previous enquiry - google 'lycra scrum caps for athletes'. H...

Posted on October 18, 2011 09:38

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