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Cochlear Implants

The Richard Ramsden Centre for Auditory Implants

Peter Mount Building

cochlear 2Manchester 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.

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A new centre for Head and Neck services in Manchester

Head and Neck out-patient services, including Audiology, Auditory Implants, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, have now moved to a new facility in Peter Mount Building on the Central Manchester site.  The new Manchester Head and Neck Centre has state-of-the-art equipment in new out-patient facilities.

The Manchester Auditory Implant Centre has also joined the move to Peter Mount Building from its current location at The University of Manchester.  It has been renamed 'The Richard Ramsden Centre for Hearing Implants' to honour the founder of auditory implantation in Manchester.

The new Manchester Head and Neck Centre at Peter Mount Building incorporates:
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  • Audiology (Hearing and Balance) Centre
  • ENT Out-patients
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The Richard Ramsden Centre for Hearing Implants (previously known as The Manchester Auditory Implant Centre)

The new centre was made possible following a substantial donation from the HEAR (Help Ear and Allied Research) Charity that was originally set up by Professor Richard Ramsden and colleagues to promote and fund cochlear implantation in Manchester.

The new address is as follows:

Manchester Head and Neck Centre

Peter Mount Building

Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road

Manchester M13 9WL

Visitors/patients should use the Hathersage Road entrance to the site

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.

Useful Links:

British Cochlear Implant Group

National Deaf Children's Society


Manchester Cicada Club

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