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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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Please nominate someone for 2017 Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture

The Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture was established in 1994 in commemoration of the outstanding contribution of Graham Fraser to the Read more…

Safety guidelines being updated

Please contact manufacturers and your cochlear implant centre in the meantime.

Action Plan on Hearing Loss – now published!

A new ‘Action Plan on Hearing Loss’ to support services for deaf people and those with diminishing hearing has been Read more…