Letters The joy of cochlear implants

Use of cochlear implants needs to be increased in the UK

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g2601 (Published 07 April 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2601
  1. Andrew Dunlop, general practitioner1
  1. 1Cramond Medical Practice, Edinburgh EH4 6NS, UK
  1. Andrew.Dunlop{at}lothian.scot.nhs.uk

I can personally attest to the transformative potential of cochlear implants as described by Ibrahim.1

Sadly, however, cochlear implants are underutilised, as highlighted by a recent report.2 Although around 250 000 people have a cochlear implant throughout the world, with more than 5000 in the UK, evidence suggests that only about 5% of UK adults with severe to profound hearing …

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