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News and Events


December 2017

Audiology: The Final Front-Ear

The Audiology Department is invited to present the Consultant Clinical Scientist's Group Annual Christmas Lecture on 5th December 2017. Pupils aged 14-16 from local schools are invited to attend. There are two perfomances at 4.30pm and 7pm. Tickets are available on request.

For more information contact: christine.melling@mft.nhs.uk or rosie.butler@mft.nhs.uk

christmas lecture poster

November 2016

"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.