Yorkshire Auditory Implant Service

Life With A Cochlear Implant

Patients normally make a quick recovery from the operation. When the site of the operation has healed, usually about a month later, the external external parts of the implant are fitted. They will give you good service provided you follow a few simple rules

There are limitations on certain activities that could damage or move the implant eg rugby, boxing and squash. However, swimming is possible if external parts are removed.

There are other precautions to be aware of and you can find more information about the following on the BCIG website at www.bcig.org.uk.

  • Sporting Activities and Play
  • Medical Matters
  • Security Systems
  • Employment Issues
  • Air Travel
  • Personal stereos and audio equipment.
  • Static Electricity, Interference, Cremation.