The British Cochlear Implant Group is a professional body representing all the cochlear implant centres and other specialist medical practitioners throughout the United Kingdom.

“The BCIG believes that if a patient meets the criteria for a cochlear implant as specified in the NICE Guidance, funding for that treatment must be provided by the appropriate healthcare commissioning body following a positive assessment by the specialist cochlear implant centre.”

About cochlear implants

A cochlear implant is an electronic device which may be suitable for children and adults who receive no useful benefit from conventional hearing aids. Conventional hearing aids work by making sounds louder.


Other implantable devices

Cochlear implants are not suitable for all profoundly deaf or deafened adults and children. There are some other options detailed for your information such as Assistive devices and other communication options.


Cochlear implant FAQs

A list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about cochlear implants including information about how an implant can help; the operation; wearing one on a daily basis; and options for training when using one.


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BCIG Annual Conference 2017, 20-21 March 2017 – provisional programme available!

Challenging the Future- Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality Don’t forget to register for the conference. It’s looking like a great programme Read more…

Drumming workshop

Sarah has been using her cochlear implant for a few years now and is keen to start a drumming group: Read more…

Please check you are paying £85 subscription. Message from BCIG Treasurer

At this year’s annual meeting BCIG council described that membership runs from September from each year, and asked all members Read more…