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Nottingham Auditory Implant Programme

The Nottingham Auditory Implant Programme is a nationally recognised centre for auditory implantation.

The programme provides cochlear implants and other hearing implants to hearing-impaired children and adults of all ages who do not receive adequate benefit from hearing aids.


Contact us

General enquiries and appointments

(8:00am - 4:30pm)

Tel: 0115 948 5549 or 0115 948 5565 

Text: 0797 619 0003

Email: or (secure email address)


Emergency out of office hours

In case of an emergency during out of office hours, you can talk to a staff nurse at the Ear, Nose and Throat department any time of the day or night. 


Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 89025


Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 89034


Helpdesk (Spares & Repairs)

Tel: 0115 948 5538 

Text: 0797 619 0028



Cochlear Care (Cochlear users only):

Tel: 0193 226 3630

Text: 0790 358 3780



To change or cancel your appointment

Phone the number on your appointment letter (Tel: 0115 948 5549) between 8.00 - 4.30pm. Please have your appointment letter to hand as you may be asked for your hospital number.

Please give us as much notice as possible so that the appointment can be made available to others.

If you need any additional help or advice please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) you can find more information about this service by click here. 

How to find us (click on the link below):


British Sign Language Interpreting Service

When you receive your appointment please let us know if you wish us to book an interpreter for you, or you can contact the interpreting service direct on: 0115 978 6984. Please visit: for further details.

Alternatively you can text us on: 07976 190003


Remote hearing checks

For some of our cochlear implant patients to we are able to carry out a 'virtual' hearing check' at home.

Please click on the link below for more information:

'Virtual' hearing checks for cochlear implant users 

Please note that the remote hearing check will not be suatable for everyone as you must have the necessary technology at home and be able to complete certain audiological tests, without the support of an audiologist.

Broken or lost equipment


If your equipment is not working properly try to identify the problem and solve it yourself if you can. Click on the images below to find troubleshooting information on your equipment manufacturer’s website by clicking on the image or link below:

   Advanced Bionics logo     Cochlear logo     Med-el logo               

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If the problem persists, please contact:

Cochlear Care (for users of Cochlear sound processors)

Tel: 0193 226 3630


NAIP Equipment Helpdesk

Tel: 0115 948 5538 


Replacement equipment

NAIP has a 'Return before Replace' system for our patients using Advanced Bionics and Med-El equipment (excluding Harmony and Opus 2 users). If your headpiece, cable or battery is faulty you will need to return it to NAIP before receiving a replacement. In the meantime you can use your spare which has previously been provided. For more information please contact our Equipmemt Helpdesk Tel: 0115 948 5538.   

If replacement sound processors are required they are sent out by registered post and should be received the following day (if requested before 2:30pm). A sound processor is an expensive item of equipment (over £5,000). Therefore, it is very important that broken or faulty speech processors are returned without delay in the special delivery envelope provided.


Keeping sound processors safe

 As cochlear implant equipment is very expensive it is important that the sound processor is held in place securely whilst being worn to help prevent loss or damage. The following leaflet explains our policy with regard to retention methods and some of the ways that can help to keep processors in place:


What if my equipment is lost or damaged beyond repair?

Nottingham University Hospitals has a policy which includes delay of ugrade date which may be applied if equipment is lost or damaged beyond repair. If your equipment is lost or damaged please contact Cochlear Care (if registered) and the NAIP Helpdesk as soon as possible. The following document gives more information about what you need to do: