Auditory Verbal UK

Auditory Verbal UK is a national charity committed to the Auditory Verbal method of enabling hearing-impaired children acquire listening and spoken language skills.

Tel: 01869 321 492

British Academy of Audiology

Professional membership body for audiologists. Provides advice on education and training of audiologists. Offers professional examinations and promotes high quality practice and professional development. Runs conferences and workshops.

Tel: 01625 290046


British Society of Audiology

The British Society of Audiology aims to increase knowledge of hearing and balance and to enhance audiological practice by dissemination and education. It is the umbrella society for audiology professions.

Tel: 0118 966 0622
Fax: 0118 935 1915

Children’s Hearing Evaluation and Amplification Resource (CHEARs)

Chear is an independent organisation that assesses and manages hearing in babies, children and adults. Chear has centres near Cambridge and in central London.

Tel: 01763 263333




CMV Action

CMV Action offer advice, support and friendship to anyone affected by Congenital CMV, advocating for families and working with a number of medical professionals who have an interest in this field.

Tel: 0808 802 0030


Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group

Founded by parents whose children have cochlear implants, the CICS Group was formed to help others whose children already have implants and those who are thinking about an implant for their child.

Tel: 01904 744639 (North)
Tel: 01623 882 577 (Midlands)
Tel: 020 8876 8605 (South)

The Ear Foundation

Supports children and young people with cochlear implants, their families and supporting professionals. Provides information, workshops, training materials and carries out research into outcomes from cochlear implantation.

Tel: 0115 942 1985
Fax: 0115 942 9054

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulate health and care professionals in the UK and were set up to protect the public. They set standards for registrants' education and training, professional skills, conduct, performance and ethics; and keep a register of professionals who meet those standards.

All private hearing aid audiologists (hearing aid dispensers) are required to be registered with the HCPC. To check if your private hearing aid audiologist is registered click on the link below and chose 'Hearing aid dispenser' in the 'Check the register' drop down menu at the top of the page.

The Hearing Clinic

The Hearing Clinic offers independent advice and treatment on a wide range of hearing and auditory conditions in Hertfordshire.

Tel: 01727 898162

Microtia Mingle

Microtia Mingle UK is an on-line support group (on Facebook) for families and adults affected by unilateral and bilateral Microtia.

National Cochlear Implant User Association

NCIUA aims are to provide a forum for users of cochlear implants, their partners, families etc, to promote and publicise the benefits of cochlear implants, and to encourage best practice and to provide information.