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Hundreds more children and adults eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS

 

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Hundreds more children and adults eligible for cochlear implants on the NHS

Hundreds more people with severe to profound deafness are expected to be eligible for cochlear implants each year, due to updated NICE guidance.

The update comes after a review of the definition of severe to profound deafness which is used to identify if a cochlear implant might be appropriate.