Accessed The Northern Cochlear Implant Programme
24th August 2022
To be a suitable candidate for a cochlear implant, adults must have had a level of hearing that enabled them to develop speech and have been hearing aid users but are no longer benefitting from their hearing aids. The level of hearing loss is determined to be severe to profound with a speech audiometry that is ≤ 60% in the better hearing ear. (Pimax on CVC or AB words).
Referrals are accepted from:
Referral criteria for the publicly funded cochlear implant include being:
*For private referrals, citizenship or permanent residency is not a requirement.
Information required to be sent at the time of referral:
Appropriately Fitted Hearing Aids
To make a referral to the cochlear implant programmes: