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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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Latest News

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BCIG Quality Standard 2016

Our new Quality Standard 2016 is now available. Please download and share. We hope you find it useful. BCIG Quality Read more…

Agenda for AGM April 2016

Please have a look at the agenda for our AGM which is this Friday April 29 2016 in London. Agenda Read more…

BCIG and You survey results

Further to the BCIG and You survey which we undertook in 2015, the results are now available here. BCIG Council Read more…