Cochlear Implant Home Care

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The Richard Ramsden Centre for Hearing Implants is collaborating with the University of Southampton in a new pathway to provide cochlear implant users an alternative care pathway – a home care pathway for patients who want to manage their cochlear implant care themselves at home.

The home care pathway involves using a personalised website (web app) called CHOICE where patients themselves can do a hearing check at home, access music or telephone training, practise listening in background noise, request spares and access a general check-up questionnaire. The patients can still come to the cochlear implant centre when they need help with something.

Currently the CHOICE care pathway is only available for cochlear implant patients who have had their first annual review and are 18 years old or more.

Please note, CHOICE may not be suitable for everyone.  You will be contacted by The Richard Ramsden Centre for Hearing Implants with more information if you are not suitable.

If patients are following the CHOICE home care pathway then they will still be invited to attend the department speech processor upgrade appointments.

One AIS CHOICE user has recently commented: the CHOICE app is a great way to manage hearing without leaving the comfort of your sofa!  A big incentive in these winter months.

Patients will need a code during the registration process; the code is implant.

Register here: https://cichoice.soton.ac.uk/#/register  – the browser Internet Explorer cannot be used for registration.

The CHOICE home care pathway registration opened on 12 June 2019.

CHOICE Information Leaflet: https://ais.southampton.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/336/2019/07/choiceinfoweb-1.pdf

CHOICE app user manual v1.10: https://ais.southampton.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/336/2019/10/CHOICE-app-user-manual-v1.10.pdf

Also have a look at the Participant Information Sheet gives you full information about CHOICE and how we are evaluating it: https://ais.southampton.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/336/2019/07/choice-patient-in-app-pis-1-3.pdf

 

Please email remote.care@mft.nhs.uk for any questions.