Private Cochlear Implant Service

Private Cochlear Implant Service

Advanced Bionics (AB) UK & Eire offers a private cochlear implant care plan, ensuring patients get the best hearing care possible in a private setting.

AB offers the most sophisticated cochlear implant system on the market, the HiResolution™ Bionic Ear System is designed to help recipients hear in noisy settings and enjoy the full dimensions of music and tonal languages. With sales in more than 50 countries and a proven track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB’s talented worldwide group of technologists and professionals are driven to succeed, work with integrity and stay firmly committed to quality.


Private Care Consultation

Our aim is to provide the highest standards of clinical audiological practice. We combine the latest state of the art technology with professional expertise and exceptional levels of aftercare. We are dedicated to ensuring that each of our clients achieve the maximum amount of benefit possible from their cochlear implants and accessories.

The private care plan offers you  an all-inclusive cochlear implant package, from assessment through to surgery and after care. The private service is bespoke and tailored to your needs. As a private client you would experience a number of benefits, including;



We currently work with a number of specialist consultant surgeons and clinical audiologists who are experts in their fields and internationally renowned. They have the expertise to assess atypical cochlear implant candidates and children who have lost their language development skills, or never developed them, due to deafness. For more information about the private clinics we currently work with, please see the links below:



Shahad Howe is our Clinical Co-ordinator and a Clinical Scientist in Audiology. She studied at the University of Manchester where she completed a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences and MSc in Audiology. During her NHS Audiology career she worked with both adults and children, with a special interest in the management of complex hearing losses and cochlear implants. Shahad was the Clinical Lead at a regional cochlear implant programme until she joined AB in 2019.

Qualifications & Memberships

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences

MSc Audiology

Certificate Audiological Competence (CAC)

Health and Care Professions Council (Registered Clinical Scientist CS17967)

British Academy of Audiology 

British Society of Audiology

British Cochlear Implant Group

Comprehensive Care

With AB, you can be sure you are getting the best available treatment. Your surgery will take place in a UK hospital fully equipped and experienced in cochlear implant technology, with state of the art facilities and dedicated staff.

Your cochlear implant programming sessions will include the latest evidence based fitting and testing procedures to provide objective and measurable benefits. We strive to produce the best possible results for you.

To gain the most from your cochlear implant, rehabilitation therapy is essential . A rehabilitation care plan offers you  a structured, individualised approach to using your cochlear implant and developing or re-learning  listening and language skills.

At Your Convenience

Your care will start as soon as you are ready, we are not restricted by waiting times

Appointment times are scheduled at times convenient to you and each session is tailored to your individual needs. Appointments take place in a relaxed atmosphere and each appointment can last up to two hours.

During the first year, you could expect to attend up to 8 audiological appointments including programming and progress assessments and up to 8 rehabilitation sessions.

Peace of Mind

AB offers a complete range of aftercare plans to provide exceptional levels of ongoing support.

You will be offered access to our Private Partnering Support Service; a service designed to give you peace of mind that all your AB accessories will be replaced in the fastest and most convenient way, if they develop a fault during and beyond their normal warranty periods.

Find out more

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