Welcome to the Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group website

CICS is an independent, voluntary group run by parents whose children have cochlear implants to help others whose children already have implants and those who are considering cochlear implantation for their child whether unilateral, simultaneous or sequential bilateral.

We offer first-hand experience of the difference that cochlear implantation can make to the lives of deaf children and their families. We can help with issues that surround life with an implanted child to provide a vital part of the pre and post implantation process – support for families by families.

We have over 1,600 families in our database and can match families by individual circumstances such as their child’s cause of deafness, method of communication, additional needs, etc.

There’s a great deal of information on the internet about cochlear implants. It can be confusing and not all of it is accurate. Our experience tells us what will be helpful for families involved in the cochlear implant world and our website offers you important but simple information about cochlear implants and how the CICS Group can help, and gives links to many helpful organisations.

To find out more we invite you to click the links at the top of the page.

So get ‘clicking’ and don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to join our group, if you have any queries we’re here to help you…


The CICS Group is a group for parents, run by parents, and is not affiliated to any implant centre or manufacturer.
The CICS Group website provides links to other internet sites for informational purposes and the convenience of its users. Inclusion in this website does not imply any recommendation or endorsement by the CICS Group. When users select a link to an external website they are leaving the CICS Group site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external site.