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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

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.

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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.

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Cochlear implant FAQs

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 2015 Conference

Register for our annual conference today.¬† Bristol, March 19-20 2015. Celebrating 25 years of BCIG and the future of otological Read more…

NICE Documents

NICE Guidelines – Cochlear implants for children and adults with severe to profound deafness – NICE technology appraisals [TA166] Published Read more…

Cochlear Implants International

Cochlear Implants International is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Maney Publishing. The journal includes scientific contributions from all Read more…