The Ear Trust


Project to design and build a purpose built facility which is to be the UK’s first dedicated cochlear implant centre to manage severe to profound deafness. The centre will provide a unique supra-regional interface of healthcare, education and community.

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It ran from 12:00 AM, 7 December 2009 to 11:59 PM, 11 December 2009

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther



- The build of a new centre (The Listening for Life Centre) which will provide a supra-regional assessment, rehabilitation and training service to meet the growing needs of babies, children and adults, who have a severe to profound hearing loss. This centre will also allow the expansion of the research programme. This new centre will significantly increase the number of people given cochlear implants and provide support for future demand across the region and beyond. The new centre will also enable the YCIS to work more closely with families, community and educational services by providing: Specialist supra-regional assessment and testing facilities, including three specially designed paediatric soundproof booths and two for adult use. - Family-orientated consultation and rehabilitation rooms - Training for medical, audiological, community and educational professionals. - Workshops and support groups for families and adults. - Workshops for cochlear implant users, their families and supporting adults -Music Workshops The total build and equipment is £2.9 million - we require a further £500,000 to complete this phase of the poject