Less than 7% of eligible adults are being fitted with a cochlear implant in the UK. This means it is important that people with severe and profound hearing loss are aware of how cochlear implants could improve their lives. There is now an excellent video, produced by the BAA, which can be accessed at; https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kcwatbIWpkY&feature=youtu.be.
The video provides practical information about the impact of severe and profound hearing loss, the benefits of cochlear implants, the criteria for who is eligible and information about the operation and follow up. This is all done in an accessible graphic style and includes where to go for further information. Please do promote this excellent resource through your own networks.
There is also more information from the BAA on cochlear implants at; https://www.baaudiology.org/indexphpnews/news-home/its-time-talk-about-cochlear-implants/