Eartrust Brochure Launch

Eartrust Brochure Launch

As part of the ongoing 25 year celebrations, The Ear Trust has created a unique fold out brochure. The brochure features a timeline of key milestones in the charities 25 year history. You can view the brochure by clicking on the images below.
Bradford surgeon picks up MBE at Buckingham Palace

Bradford surgeon picks up MBE at Buckingham Palace

Pioneering ENT consultant surgeon, Professor Chris Raine, travelled to Buckingham Palace this week to collect his MBE medal. Chris, who was behind the creation of our £2.8m Listening for Life Centre, as well as the founder of our Ear Trust charity, collected his recently-bestowed MBE medal from the Princess Royal on Tuesday. He said: “It was an incredible experience to be presented with my medal at the Buckingham Palace service and a real honour to represent The Ear Trust charity and the NHS here in Bradford. “We had a wonderful day and, during my conversation with the Princess Royal, it was clear that she knew a lot about our charity and the impact deafness has on people’s lives. She was also very much aware of the importance of what we have achieved here at Bradford Royal Infirmary with the establishment of the Listening for Life Centre and the fantastic work that takes place there. “It was a great day and one that I, my wife Anne, and my children, will remember forever.” Chris set up the Ear Trust in the early 90s to buy cochlear implants for patients at a time when the NHS didn’t provide them. It was a triple celebration for Chris as last month the Ear Trust celebrated its 25th anniversary and in August, the Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service, which he established and which has given the gift of hearing to almost 1,000 people by carrying out 940 life-changing cochlear implants, turned 25...
25 year open day celebrations

25 year open day celebrations

Prof. Chris Raine with Judith Rees. Our first implanted in Feb 1990 25 Year Celebrations 25 Year Celebrations 25 Year Celebrations 25 Year Celebrations 25 Year Celebrations https://www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk/bradford-charity-celebrates-25-years-of-helping-people-achieve-the-gift-of-hearing...
Bradford’s pioneering ear implant centre celebrates 25th anniversary (Telegraph & Argus)

Bradford’s pioneering ear implant centre celebrates 25th anniversary (Telegraph & Argus)

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/13525409.Bradford_s_pioneering_ear_implant_centre_celebrates_25th_anniversary/ “A HOSPITAL service which has given the gift of hearing to almost 1,000 celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. The Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service, which has carried out life-changing cochlear implants on 940 people at Bradford Royal Infirmary, is inviting patients old and new to its open anniversary event on Wednesday, August 19. The implant service was set up by ear, nose and throat consultant surgeon Professor Chris Raine, who was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours this year, after he learned of the benefits that cochlear implants could bring to patients with profound deafness. The electronic devices are put inside the inner ear and send a signal to the auditory nerve, giving the patient the sensation of sound. Since the service started more than 1,000 implants have been fitted at the hospital which is a milestone to celebrate, said Prof Raine. “Reaching this milestone is an amazing achievement for all of the team and for our patients who now come from across the whole of the north of England and as far away as the Isle of Man,” he said. “When we started off 25 years ago, there was myself and two others, now the service has more than 28 employees including surgeons, audiologists, speech therapists, teachers of the deaf, technicians and interpreters, who are supported by our administration team. “This autumn also sees the anniversary of The Ear Trust charity which I created in order to buy the first cochlear implants for our patients as NHS funding was not secured for the service until 1995. “The charity’s members continue to work so hard to...

Listening For Life Appeal

The Ear Trust continues to support YCIS and other units both inside and outside of the hospital. The Trustees would like to thank all who have helped with fund raising. The Listening for Life Appeal has helped us build our new centre. The Ear Trust needs your continued support to buy and maintain the sophisticated equipment required to offer a first class service. If you would like to help by organising your own fund-raising event and would like support please get in touch. We will also be looking towards individuals and companies for sponsorship for the build and equipment. Please remember us in your Will – or at your time of bereavement. For further information...