A parent briefing was held in Dublin on May 10th, 2014 by the national cochlear implant centre (NCIC) in Ireland to advise parents on timelines for the bilateral cochlear implant programme to roll out from July 2014.
- July 21st – First simultaneous bilateral cochlear implant surgery
- July 23rd – First sequential bilateral cochlear implant surgery
By end-2014, the goal is to complete 30 sequential bilateral surgeries.
The NCIC has a schedule to guide families on their possible timelines for assessments as the bilateral programme rolls out over a three-year period.
Full details are on the presentations here. NOTE: these files save to your PC.
Read: Beaumont Hospital briefing on bilateral implants
Presentations were also made by delegates from Yorkshire and Nottingham: Sequential bilateral cochlear implantation in children. This information was intended to both inform parents, and to answer queries they may have had, regarding bilateral implantation for their children.
Read: Binaural hearing – its benefits
Finally, the NCIC team advised that not all new hires are in place, so the roll-out process will take time and to please bear with them in the process.
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