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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

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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new CI paediatric poster!

‘Should I refer this child for Cochlear Implant Assessment?’ Please publicise this poster widely. Remember we also have an adult Read more…

Council minutes no longer on website

Please note that at a Council meeting on 6 February 2018, it was agreed that Council meeting minutes will no Read more…

FOUNDATION study – please have your say

The FOUNDATION study is looking to see if it is possible to conduct a clinical trial of bilateral cochlear implantation Read more…