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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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Plan Your Visit

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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.

"Breaking the Silence" - Channel 4

On Tuesday 22nd November 2016 staff and patients were involved  in a TV programme. This told the stories of profoundly deaf adult patients and showed the moment they heard for the first time since becoming deaf.  Five patients took part in the live programme, and two more patients had their moment of switch on streamed live on Channel 4's Facebook  page.

It was an opportunity to show the range of reactions and experiences that different patients have in response the moment of initial activation of their cochlear implant.

Audiologists from Implant Centres in Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge and Middlesbrough took part.

cochlear breakfast

cochlear implant team

Referrals :

If you are over 18 years of age with a severe to profound hearing loss and would like to be considered for a cochlear implant, you will need your GP, local Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Consultant or local audiologist to refer you to our centre:

Deborah Mawman

Coordinator, Adult Implant Team

The Richard Ramsden Centre for Hearing Implants

Peter Mount Building, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road

Manchester, M13 9WL

Please note, cochlear implants are not suitable for:

1.            Adults who have never been able to hear or have not developed speech and who rely on sign language

2.            Adults who are able to use the telephone for conversations with a hearing aid.

For information on Paediatric and Adolescent Cochlear Implant Services please click on the links to the side.

Useful Links:

British Cochlear Implant Group

National Deaf Children's Society


Manchester Cicada Club

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