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 website survey – tell us what you really think!

We are really keen to listen to your views – people who use the BCIG website. Let us know how Read more…

Referral guidelines poster

Concerned about unmet demand for cochlear implants? Would you like to encourage more local audiology services to refer patients for Read more…

Parliament adjournment debate TODAY on assessment for CI

Today in parliament: adjournment debate for cochlear implant candidacy. Read the briefing here. See Parliament schedule here.