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Cochlear Implant referrals

Cochlear Implants provide a sensation of hearing to people who have permanent, severe to profound deafness, and cannot hear the full range of speech sounds with standard hearing aids.

A Cochlear Implant is different from a hearing aid. It has two parts: one is worn like a hearing aid, behind the ear or clipped on to clothing, and the other is surgically implanted.

A Cochlear Implant turns sound into electrical signals. Instead of simply making sounds louder, like a conventional hearing aid would, the Cochlear Implant provides a sensation of hearing by directly stimulating the auditory nerve using electrical signals.

For more information please see::

British Cochlear Implant Group -

Oxford Auditory Implant Programme

Oxford Auditory Implant Programme accepts referrals for children and adults of all ages who are unable or unlikely to benefit from hearing aids.

We are always happy to discuss whether a Cochlear Implant is likely to be suitable. Please contact us.

New referral criteria for Cochlear Implant Assessments - March 2019 (pdf, 255 KB)

Jane Humphries, Auditory Implant Co-ordinator
Oxford Auditory Implant programme
ENT, West Wing
John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tel: 01865 234881