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Cochlear Implants


The Richard Ramsden Centre for Auditory Implants

Peter Mount Building

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

For Appointments:      0161 701 6931

For Spares / Repairs:   0161 276 8079

The nearest car parking  is Hathersage Road.

Please see the "Plan your visit" section on the CMFT website for information on car parking, public transport and directions.

Click here to download a hospital map

Or click following links for information and directions:





A cochlear implant is a device which restores some measure of hearing to severe to profoundly deaf individuals. Read on or click the links above to discover more about cochlear implants or about the Manchester Auditory Implant Centre.

The Auditory Implant Centre in Manchester was established in 1988 and was the first centre in the UK to implant multi-channel cochlear implant devices. The Centre has since grown to be a world-renowned centre of excellence in the field of cochlear implantation.

The Centre comprises three teams: Adult, Adolescent and Paediatric. It was one of the first implant centres in the UK to recognise the need for a service specifically aimed at the adolescent population. The Adolescent Programme was established in 1997. To date (2013), the Manchester Auditory Implant Centre has provided implants to over 1500 patients with an age range of 6 months to 91 years.

Paediatric Programme

Paediatric1The Manchester Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme was established in 1991 and over 350 children have received implants at our centre to date. Members of the team have experience working with children of different ages, ability levels, cultural and educational backgrounds. The team have developed particular expertise with children under the age of two and those with additional disabilities. Click the links at left to find out more about children and cochlear implants.

Useful Links:

British Cochlear Implant Group

National Deaf Children's Society


Manchester Cicada Club