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About Our Centre

A new centre for Head and Neck services in Manchester

In December 2013 Head and Neck out-patient services, including Audiology, Auditory Implants, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 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 also joined the move to Peter Mount Building from its former location at The University of Manchester.  It was 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:

  • 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 HEAR Charity

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 Hear Charity was established in 1998 to support cochlear implants and research into treatment of hearing loss at the University of Manchester. The charity supported the Manchester Cochlear Implant Programme to help develop technology and provide rehabilitation for implant users, supported numerous research projects and provided funding for staff and patient training and education.