Consensus on Cochlear Implantation in the UK

Thank you.

We would like to thank all those who submitted their views about who should be able to receive cochlear implants on the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. We received submissions from over 160 people including cochlear implant users and their parents, those unable to access cochlear implants, and clinicians who provide cochlear implantation services.

These views directly informed a national consensus meeting held in London on 9th March 2017. Representatives from over 30 stakeholder organisations attended what was a very successful day of discussions about candidacy.

A statement has now been prepared that summarises the issues on which consensus was reached.

Read the consensus statement

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Designed and conducted in partnership with the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre and the UCL Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences (SHaPS).