Environmental aids for adults

There is a range of equipment for people who use cochlear implants that may help to improve what you hear. You can purchase the additional equipment or it may be possible to obtain it on long term loan from your local social services department. Depending on where you live equipment from social services is either free, means tested or you may have to pay a contribution.

Each social services department has their own eligibility criteria and range of equipment. Please ask the cochlear implant team for advice about the type of equipment you might find helpful and how to go about obtaining it.

It is possible to obtain additional equipment to help hear or be alerted to:

• Television
• Telephone/mobile
• Computer/laptop/tablet
• Doorbell
• Alarm clock
• Smoke & baby alarm

For more information about the type and range of equipment available, please refer to the product catalogues from the following companies/organisations:

Sarabec
Tel: 01642 247 789
Fax: 01642 230 827
Minicom: 01642 244 148
Email: mail@sarabec.co.uk
Website: www.sarabec.com

Connevans
Tel: 01737 247 571
Fax: 01737 223 475
Minicom: 01737 644 016
Email: info@connevans.com
Website: www.connevans.com
Online shop: www.DeafEquipment.co.uk

BT Including You
Tel: 0800 800150
Website: www.bt.com/inclusion

Action on Hearing Loss
Tel: 03330 144 525
Minicom: 03330 144 530
Fax: 03332 405 657
SMS: 0780 000 0360

Email: solutions@hearingloss.org.uk
Website: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/shop

Additional wireless accessories are also available to purchase directly from the cochlear implant companies.
Advanced Bionics Online Store: https://shop.bionicear.com/
Cochlear Online Store: https://store.mycochlear.com/