Nominations are open for the British Academy of Audiology Annual Awards 2022

Every year at the BAA annual conference,  time is taken to acknowledge those individuals and teams who have excelled, or Read more…

BAA- 18th Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the British Academy of Audiology Annual Conference 2022!   Join BAA on the 13th and Read more…

Rehab Webinar: Talking Mats

BCIG is pleased to announce that the second of the current series of rehab webinars will be held on Tuesday Read more…

Last chance to register!

Registration is still open for the First National Conference  for Hearing Rehabilitation Professionals! The event will be held on  Friday Read more…

Rehab webinar recording

For those of you who were not able to make the recent rehab motivation webinar, the event was recorded and Read more…

NCIUA Summer Meeting & AGM 2022

The National Cochlear Implant Users Association will be holding its 2022 Meeting and AGM on 11th June 2022, 10.30am  – Read more…

MRI and Cochlear Implants – info sheet

BCIG has compiled a new information sheet for patients with Cochlear Implants who need to have an MRI scan. Details Read more…

Online video training package for radiographers !

BCIG are delighted to announce an online video training package for radiographers – about cochlear implants.  This has been produced Read more…

CIICA LIVE event – Global Barriers to CI in Children

The next CIICA LIVE event will be held on Monday 16th May: The Global Barriers to CI in Children. Further Read more…

Second BCIG rehab webinar announced!

Save the date: Tuesday 7th June, 3pm – 4pm. Engaging with children and young people to ensure their views are Read more…

New MED-EL MEET UP announced!

FREE MED-EL MEET UP! Another of the popular hearing implant information days is announced: Saturday 2nd July 2022 at the Read more…

The New BCIG Trustees have been appointed!

The BCIG Trustees are delighted to welcome three new members to their ranks and this will be announced formally at Read more…

Call for nominations for 2023 GFML

In 2023, the BCIG Annual Conference will be in Cambridge 13th and 14th April. BCIG are honoured to be able Read more…

BCIG 2022 posters

Have a preview of the posters that will be displayed at the BCIG 2022 conference in Cardiff next week. Get Read more…

Next week in Cardiff….

We’re all set for the BCIG Annual Conference in person in Cardiff!  Hopefully you have registered by now (late registration Read more…

Call for new trustees

Your chance to make a difference! The BCIG Trustees are seeking one or two new Trustees (from amongst he BCIG Read more…

New CI referral guide poster available!

BCIG has produced a new poster for free download. Download as pdf here to display in your units. We suggest Read more…

Cochlear implant candidacy audiogram

Please feel free to use this image in presentations and training to help raise awareness of the NICE audiometric criteria Read more…

BCIG presents a new webinar series!

The first in a planned series of re-hab webinars will be held on 11th May 2pm – 3pm. The title Read more…

OPEN CALL for creative teens with cochlear implant/hearing aids

The Artist who Breaks the Pattern! Are you aged 12-18? Do you live with a cochlear implant or hearing aids? Read more…

EURO-CIU Newsletter

. The March edition of the EURO-CIU newsletter is now available and may be downloaded here. EURO-CIU’s statement concerning the Read more…

National CI Referral Project (CIRCA)

INTEGRATE, a group of motivated ENT trainees who have experience in delivering large-scale multicentre audits, are conducting an audit which Read more…

Nominations for two Trustee positions

We are seeking nominations for two new BCIG Trustees.  One Ordinary member, and one Ordinary member with online media responsibility.  Read more…

Advanced Bionics event

Virtual Live Communicate with Success Event: Marvel One Year On Are you considering cochlear implants for you or your child? Read more…

CI Champions Event @ BCIG conference – REGISTRATION OPEN!

There will be an in-person CI Champions training event alongside the BCIG conference in April this year. Please encourage Champions Read more…

Applications invited for The Graham Fraser Travel Grant

The Trustees of the Graham Fraser Foundation invite applications from non-medical BCIG members for a travel grant for attendance at Read more…

2022 Graham Fraser Travel Grants

The Trustees of the Graham Fraser Foundation invite applications from non-medical BCIG members for a travel grant for attendance at Read more…

Provisional Programme for BCIG meeting in Cardiff

Being of Sound Health – The Life Benefits of Auditory Implants Most speakers have now been confirmed for the BCIG Read more…

MED-EL free Meet Up in Cardiff

MED-EL Meet Up: Hearing Implant Information Day Saturday 30th April 2022 10:00am – 2:15pm Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane, Cardiff, Read more…

CIICA is one year old!

International Cochlear Implant (CI)  Day, 25 February, is also the first anniversary of CIICA – the CI International Community of Read more…

The CROSSSD study: Development of a core outcome set for single-sided deafness interventions

The CROSSSD study: Development of a core outcome set for single-sided deafness interventions Roulla Katiri, NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre Read more…

Programme announced for BCIG 2022 Meeting

Aesculap Academia have announced the programme for the BCIG Annual Meeting in Cardiff on 26th and 27th April this year. Read more…

MED-EL free meet-up day in Leeds – 5th March!

MED-EL MEET UP Hearing Implant Information Day for people using or considering a cochlear implant, middle ear implant, or bone Read more…

Programme announced for conference!

The programme has been announced for the 1st Rehabilitation Conference for Hearing Impairment to be held in Leeds on Friday Read more…

5th CIICA Live event 24th February

The global impact of the pandemic on CI users and their families will be topic at the 5th CIICA Live Read more…

1ST REHABILITATION CONFERENCE FOR HEARING IMPAIRMENT

We’re really excited to let you know about the upcoming First National Conference purely for Hearing Rehabilitation Professionals! We hope Read more…

Audiology Australia: Standards

Audiology Australia has published National Competency Standards for Audiologists. There is some interesting overlap with UK Standards (currently undergoing revision) Read more…

MED-EL Meet Ups

MED-EL are pleased to announce a series of free events around the country for people using or considering a cochlear Read more…

MED-EL on-line training

Registrations are now open for MED-EL MAESTRO Software Training and Hearing Implant Academy. MAESTRO Software Training MAESTRO Software Training combines Read more…

Do you have your badge yet??

If you do not yet sport one of these brilliant badges, please contact Laura (info@bcig.org.uk) and she will arrange a Read more…

Med-El Meet Up

Med-El Meet Up in London – Saturday 26th February 2022. A free event has been organised by Med-El for people Read more…

Registration open for BCIG 2022 Conference!

BRITISH COCHLEAR IMPLANT GROUP MEETING 2022: ‘BEING OF SOUND HEALTH – THE LIFE BENEFITS OF AUDITORY IMPLANTS’ Tuesday 26th – Read more…

Call for abstracts for BCIG Conference 2022

“Being of sound health – the life benefits of auditory implants” Abstract submission is now OPEN for the BCIG Annual Read more…

The CROSSSD study: Development of a core outcome set for single-sided deafness interventions

Research into treatments for single-sided deafness (SSD) has increased a lot in the recent years, which is great news! However, Read more…

BCIG at BAA 2021

BCIG had a great time at the BAA Conference, Thank you to all those who visited the stand! Congratulations to Read more…

Advanced Bionics live on-line event

Communicate with Success: Introducing myHearingGuide hearing journey coach   Do you have questions about hearing loss? Do you want answers Read more…

MED-EL Connect with You

New 1:1 Virtual Appointment System  Med-El have a new service for anyone who has a hearing loss who may be Read more…

The future of BCIG conferences

As you know the conference is currently held every year in the spring/summer.  The location rotates around the UK, with Read more…

National advice on nasal flu vaccine for children with CI

Children with cochlear implants can be vaccinated safely with LAIV although ideally not in the week prior to implant surgery Read more…

Newsletter Autumn 2021

The latest newsletter is now available to view. Thank you to all that have contributed to this number. BCIG Newsletter Read more…

Webinar from RSM

There is a webinar that will be of interest to BCIG members on Wednesday 29th September at 6.30pm. It is Read more…

MED-EL MEET UP

Hearing Implant Information Day – Free Event for people using or considering a cochlear implant, middle ear implant, or bone Read more…

BCIG meeting prizes

Congratulations to all the prize-winners from the Leaderboard at our Annual Meeting! The overall winner was: Amy Menzies The runners-up Read more…

The Covid-19 vaccine booster programme

The Covid-19 vaccine booster programme for health and social care workers In Surrey Heartlands (North West Surrey, Guildford and Waverley, Read more…

The Incredible Hulk gets a Cochlear Implant!

In February 2021 actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, popularly known as The Incredible Hulk, received a cochlear implant. In this Read more…

UK CI activity 2020-2021 now available!

Thanks to all the centre coordinators for sharing their data. In the UK from 1-4-20 to 31-3-21, 848 new people Read more…

Email received from patient … cochlear implant is “THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE!! without doubt”

“I was fitted with a cochlear implant 2 years ago, and it is THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE!! Read more…

“GLOBAL CONSENSUS CAN IMPROVE ADULT Cl CARE . . . but professionals must boost awareness”

There is an interesting article in the latest edition of Audio Infos (No.142). Professor Robert Lenarz is interviewed about his Read more…

EURO-CIU

The EURO-CIU Newsletter June 2021 has been published and is available here. These past months, COVID pandemic has extenuated our Read more…

Vote on change in constitution

You will remember that previously the BCIG membership year ran from 1 September each year; this meant that if people Read more…

BCIG 2021 Music wall

words for Here Comes the Sun BCIG MUSICAL WALL We are unable sadly to meet in person this year for Read more…

Myths about cochlear implants …

We would like to improve awareness of and access to cochlear implants. Can you think of any more myths or Read more…

TikTok logo

World Hearing Day, March 3 2021

Please see our first ever TikTok – launched on World Hearing Day to raise awareness and dispel myths about cochlear Read more…

WHO logo

World Report on Hearing

We were delighted to see the World Health Organization World Report on Hearing launched on World Hearing Day 2021. The Read more…

Newsletter – Spring 2021

The latest newsletter is now available to view. Thank you to all that have contributed to this number. BCIG Newsletter Read more…

Launch of CIICA

On February 25th of 2021, Cochlear Implant International Community of Action (CIICA) was launched, a new and innovative community of Read more…

BCIG webinar: Clinical support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Please join us for a Teams BCIG webinar on Wednesday 18 November 4-5pm (UK time). We are delighted to have Read more…

Landmark consensus on treating adult hearing loss with a cochlear implant

Please see attached for information on the landmark consensus on treating adult hearing loss with a cochlear implant published by Read more…

Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture 2021 (Online)

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

Global CI Collaborative: Futures Forum: Webinar Series

Covid-19 has changed health-care practice globally requiring rapid service re-configuration and novel pathways to deliver cochlear implantation for all ages. Read more…

Returning to the CI clinic

Roundtable and Q&A: Returning to the CI clinic Join our panel of 5 specialists chatting to the BCIG Chair about infection Read more…

Vote for BCIG Ordinary member (2020)

We have a vacancy for Ordinary Member on BCIG Board of Trustees. This ordinary Board of Trustees position will involve Read more…

eConference

It was very exciting to see the plans for BCIG 2021 taking shape, when the Wales teams spoke at the Read more…

Cochlear implant surgery in the COVID-19 era

Roundtable and Q&A: Cochlear implant surgery in the COVID era We really enjoyed the round table yesterday evening (Tuesday 2 June Read more…

Statement re cochlear implant surgeries and COVID-19 pandemic

We are very concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic and our thoughts are with everyone affected; we thank healthcare workers for Read more…

Graham Fraser Memorial Lecture 2020: Professor Christine Yoshinaga Itano

We are also delighted to announce that Professor Christine Yoshinaga Itano from Boulder (Colorado, USA) is the recipient of this Read more…

Newsletter – Winter 2020

The latest newsletter is now available to view. Thank you to all that have contributed to this number. BCIG Newsletter Read more…

CI2019: 16TH SYMPOSIUM ON COCHLEAR IMPLANTS IN CHILDREN

The CI 2019 Symposium on Pediatric Cochlear Implants (CI) took place July 11 – 13 in Miami in July 2019. Read more…

MED-EL Meet Up – Hearing Implant Information Day (Bristol, 23/11/2019)

MED-EL are holding a Hearing Implant Information Day on 23rd November in Bristol – this is a free event and Read more…

We did what you asked!

We responded to your feedback, and the BCIG membership year now runs for a year from the date you join Read more…

2020 Graham Fraser Travel Grants

The Trustees of the Graham Fraser Foundation invite applications from non-medical BCIG members for a travel grant for attendance at Read more…

Call for Newsletter Articles

Would you like to write an article to be featured in the next BCIG newsletter? We are considering articles of Read more…

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…

NICE TA566

We are delighted to announce that today the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has updated their guidance and Read more…

2019 Graham Fraser travel awards

The Trustees of the Graham Fraser Foundation invite applications from non-medical BCIG members for a travel grant for attendance at Read more…

Renew BCIG annual subscription

We responded to your feedback, and the BCIG membership year now runs for a year from the date you join Read more…

American Cochlear Implant Alliance student scholarship opportunities

The American Cochlear Implant (ACI) Alliance sponsors an annual Clinical Research conference that provides opportunities for physicians, clinicians, scientists, and Read more…

free Science Museum London event for people using cochlear implants and their families

Come along to the Science Museum for a free day of inclusive events for families with members who are deaf, Read more…

Register NOW for BCIG Annual Conference 2019

BCIG Annual conference and AGM 2019 Connecting for Life, Southampton DATE AND VENUE Thursday 4th – Friday 5th April 2019 Read more…

UK annual update

Have a look at our updated statistics for the number of people with cochlear implants in the UK. Annual UK Read more…

BCIG newsletter – articles needed!

We are preparing our next BCIG newsletter. Please contact us with articles on courses, new or interesting practice, top tips Read more…

Renew BCIG membership now!

We responded to your feedback, and BCIG membership now runs for a year from the date you join (it will Read more…

Advances in Hearing Rehabilitation book – by two of our members!

Many congratulations to members Simon Lloyd and Neil Donnelly for editing this valuable book. See Hearing rehabilitation book for more information. The Read more…

ACI Alliance video of audience of The Listening Project

ACI Alliance has released a video of five stars and audiologist/filmmaker Jane Madell interacting with audience members at the world Read more…

BCIG revised quality standard now available

Here is our revised quality standard for 2018.  We hope you find it useful.   QS update 2018 PDF final Read more…

BCIG 2018 final programme now available!

BCIG 2018 Programme Abstract submission is now closed. MEETING INFORMATION We are pleased to invite you to the next British Read more…

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…

BCIG NICE TAG166 review response

As you may be aware, just before Christmas NICE called for a review of paragraph 1.5 of TA166, guidance for Read more…

BCIG newsletter!

Many thanks to members who reminded us that BCIG did have a newsletter in the past. here is an edition Read more…

New UK cochlear implant data available!

Each year we ask the UK centres to tell us how many new implants they have done and how many Read more…

Manufacturers’ safety guidelines

Please see the new safety guidelines from the cochlear implant manufacturers. Update due date was November 2019 and we are Read more…

Best practice guideline Transfer of patients between UK cochlear and auditory brainstem implant services

Please see the attached guidelines for Best practice relating to Transfer of patients between UK cochlear and auditory brainstem implant Read more…

Please revote for new BCIG Council member – we have a tie

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BCIG Annual Conference registration and abstract submission now open!

We are pleased to advise that registration and abstract submission for BCIG 2018 is now open. See all details in Read more…

BCIG Annual Conference

We now have more information about travel and accommodation and booking forms for our annual conference here. Looks like it’s Read more…

Link to Mirror news story: Girl born without an ear can finally hear properly for the first time after surgeons rebuild it

Interesting news storyhere

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

Would you like to encourage more local audiology services to refer patients for cochlear implant assessment? BCIG have produced a 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.

BCIG Professional Guidelines for Rehabilitation Staff working within a Hearing Implant Programme

Very happy to introduce our new BCIG Professional Guidelines for Rehabilitation Staff working within a Hearing Implant Programme. click here to view Read more…

BCIG 2017 final program now available

It is looking GREAT!!! SPECIAL GUEST Malala Yousafzai Nobel Prize Laureate http://bit.ly/2mmmFY1 It is with great pleasure that we welcome Read more…

Download VoxVote for BCIG meeting voting!

Download the VoxVote app ahead of time if you are coming to the BCIG meeting – there will be opportunities Read more…

BCIG Annual Conference 2017, 20-21 March 2017 – provisional programme available!

Challenging the Future- Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Reality Don’t forget to register for the conference. It’s looking like a great programme Read more…

Drumming workshop

Sarah has been using her cochlear implant for a few years now and is keen to start a drumming group: Read more…

BCIG 2016 conference posters now available

Sorry for the delay, but we now have pdfs of the conference posters available for you to view at leisure. 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…

Referring for a CI

How and when to refer for a cochlear implant: See the latest guidance by NICE (update in March 2019) on Read more…

BCIG 2016 final programme and abstracts now available!

BCIG 2016 final programme now available here. To register and for further information, click here. Looks like a great programme Read more…

BSA questionnaire

One of the BSA’s strengths is that their membership is fully multidisciplinary, anyone with an interest in Audiology, hearing and Read more…

Safety for people with CI

Unfortunately BCIG cannot continue to provide Safety Guidelines in their current format. We are now supporting such a diverse range Read more…

Action Plan on Hearing Loss – now published!

A new ‘Action Plan on Hearing Loss’ to support services for deaf people and those with diminishing hearing has been Read more…

Hearing Loss Early Day Motion

Please publicise the following and encourage your MP to be involved. That this House is aware that hearing loss is Read more…

BCIG 2015 Conference

Register for our annual conference today.  Bristol, March 19-20 2015. Celebrating 25 years of BCIG and the future of otological Read more…

NICE Documents

NICE Guidelines – Cochlear implants for children and adults with severe to profound deafness – NICE technology appraisals [TA166] Published Read more…

Cochlear Implants International

Cochlear Implants International is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published quarterly by Maney Publishing. The journal includes scientific contributions from all Read more…