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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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Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture 2020

An annual Memorial Lecture was established in 1994 by the Graham Fraser Foundation in commemoration of the work of Graham Read more…

BCIG is now a Charity

You will remember that we talked at the AGM last year about becoming a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. We are delighted Read more…

BCIG Chair on Radio 4 today!

Hear our Chair, Tracey Twomey, talk about the new NICE guidance for cochlear implants on Radio 4 You and Yours Read more…