BCIG has worked closely with CI Manufacturers to develop a new safety guidelines resource. Please see the new safety guidelines from the cochlear implant manufacturers. These replace the BCIG Safety Guidelines.

We encourage any person with a cochlear implant to contact the manufacturer of their device for specific information or advice.


Advanced Bionics – updated March 2020

Cochlear – updated March 2020

MED-EL – updated October 2020

Oticon Medical – updated July 2020

Please note the British Society of Audiology guidance on hearing device provision for patients with a programmable ventriculo-peritoneal (PVP) shunt, published August 2020. Please contact the cochlear implant manufacturers directly for more information: