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Who can benefit from a cochlear implant?

People with profound or severe hearing losses may benefit from a cochlear implant. This includes adults and older children who have lost their hearing, and young children who were born deaf.

A careful assessment is necessary to ascertain whether you or your child will benefit from an implant.

Months matter. Delay in implantation and a long period of deafness significantly affects the overall outcome.

We aim to implant children who were born deaf at around their first birthday, when they are still at an age when learning language comes naturally.

We aim to implant adults and older children soon after they lose all or some of their hearing, especially if they have had meningitis, which can cause bony growth in the cochlea.

Early referral and assessment makes a difference to long-term outcomes.

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