SAFETY FOR COCHLEAR IMPLANT USERS

Unfortunately BCIG cannot continue to provide Safety Guidelines in their current format. We are now supporting such a diverse range of processor/implant combinations (and new wireless technology) from 4 manufacturers -issued over a period of 25 years! This creates an enormous challenge in providing specific safety advice. There are also concerns about ownership of the document and litigation. BCIG hope to work closely with CI Manufacturers to develop a new safety guidelines resource. Jane Bradley will continue to chair the Safety Group and has recruited a small working group with a specific interest and knowledge of electromedical safety and a good scientific/technical understanding of CI systems and wireless technology. The group will be working with CI Manufacturers in developing a new safety guidelines resource for the website. At this time we encourage any cochlear implant user to contact the manufacturer of their device for specific information or advice.