The aim of the Cochlear Implant Programme (CIP) is to provide an effective and efficient service to children and their families as they undergo assessment, surgery and rehabilitation for cochlear implants.
The CIP works as part of the Audiological Medicine Department and also works closely with surgeons in the Ear, Nose and Throat Department.
The CIP team is comprised of audiologists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, teachers of the deaf, a hearing therapist and the administrative team.
Co-ordinated by a consultant audiological physician, the CIP is one of the largest paediatric cochlear implant teams in the UK and is based in a world-renowned centre for the care of children. The CIP has carried out more than 500 cochlear implants and currently carries out more than 70 cochlear implants every year. Since 2018 more than 1,140 cochlear implants have been undertaken.
From the outset, the team has developed a holistic, child centred approach. This has enabled us to implant profoundly deaf children, for who conventional hearing aids don’t work, some of whom have more complex medical histories. In particular, a dedicated programme has been developed to meet the needs of deaf-blind children.
The CIP accepts referrals from birth to 15 years of age.
Conditions we treat
- Congenital, acquired and progressive hearing loss and deafness