United Kingdom

Sports Scholarship

We are pleased to announce that the Advanced Bionics (AB) Sports Scholarship 2017 has been awarded to Peter Warman, who is training and preparing to enter the 8th European Deaf Badminton Championships in 2018 in Trencin, Slovakia.

Peter has been deaf since birth and his hearing has gradually deteriorated. In early 2017, Peter chose an Advanced Bionics cochlear implant which was switched on at the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service (USAIS), six months ago. “Thanks to Advanced Bionics and everyone at USAIS, I can now hear almost like a hearing person, the experience has been completely life-changing.” said Peter Warman.

Peter is a Naída CI recipient and also uses the AquaCase™ accessory. Peter is a keen badminton player and applied for the AB sports scholarship so that he can achieve his dream of playing badminton on an international stage.

“I have played badminton for twenty years, at club and match level, but I have not played at County level or above. I have been training with the GB Deaf Badminton Team for a few years but I have never played for GB or England internationally due to the costs of attending, as it is self-funded. With the Advanced Bionics scholarship, I am now able to attend the 8th European Deaf Badminton Championships in 2018 in Trencin, Slovakia. This opportunity is something that I would never have had the chance to do otherwise.

If you had told me a year ago that I would be improving my hearing and badminton in the next 12 months, I don't think I would have believed you! I believe everyone has their own story to tell, and for me, my new chapter starts here. Thanks to AB!" said Peter Warman.


The annual AB sports scholarship is open to all AB cochlear implant recipients in the UK and Eire. You don’t have to play sport at a competitive level to apply, anyone who plays an individual or team sport at any level can apply. All we ask is that you are passionate about playing sport and willing to promote sport to other cochlear implant recipients. The 2018 Sports Scholarship application process will open in Summer 2018.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who applied to the Sports Scholarship 2017 and we wish you all the best for achieving your sporting ambitions.

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