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.More
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.More
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.More
Latest NewsAll News
New UK cochlear implant data available!
Each year we ask the UK centres to tell us how many new implants they have done and how many Read more…
Manufacturers’ safety guidelines
Please see the new safety guidelines from the cochlear implant manufacturers. These replace the BCIG Safety Guidelines. Advanced Bionics Cochlear Read more…
Best practice guideline Transfer of patients between UK cochlear and auditory brainstem implant services
Please see the attached guidelines for Best practice relating to Transfer of patients between UK cochlear and auditory brainstem implant Read more…