Hearing implant centre

We care for people with hearing loss. We're the largest hearing implant centre in London and the south east of England.

Our service offers:

  • diagnosis, assessment for hearing implants, hearing aid fittings and rehabilitation
  • surgery to fit hearing implants
  • lifelong management of people with hearing implants to ensure the best possible sound
  • rehabilitation support for people with hearing implants

We offer the latest hearing implants  from the major hearing implant companies including:

  • cochlear implants (CI)
  • electro-acoustic stimulation (EAS), using a cochlear implant and natural hearing together
  • auditory brainstem implants (ABI)
  • middle ear implants (MEI)
  • bone conduction implants (BCHI)

We provide a full range of hearing implants for children and young people with hearing loss.

Our hearing implant team includes:

  • specialist consultants
  • surgeons
  • speech and language therapists
  • audiologists
  • teachers of the deaf
  • clinical psychologists
  • aural rehabilitation specialists
  • assistant technical officers

Health information

We've produced a series of short videos about:

The NHS website also has information on different types of implants.

Using your hearing implant

YouTube videos about using your cochlear implant processor:

YouTube videos about using your bone conduction implant processor.

Our consultants

Nikul Amin

Dan Jiang

Rupert Obholzer

Irumee Pai

Harry Powell

Research and clinical trials

Our hearing implant centre’s research team is involved in scientific research and national clinical trials.

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you’re unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They’ll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

Contact us


Appointments and general queries: 020 7188 6245


General queries and referrals: [email protected]

Address: hearing implant centre, ear, nose and throat (ENT) services, 2nd floor, Lambeth Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

We're open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Hearing implant repairs

Our team and hearing implant companies can repair devices.

St Thomas' hearing implant centre repairs

Phone: 020 7188 8969

Email: [email protected]

Advanced bionics devices

Phone: 01223 847222

Email: [email protected]

Visit the advanced bionics devices website for troubleshooting advice for your device.

Medel cochlear implant

Phone: 03301 235601

Text: 07930 363351

Email: [email protected]

Visit the Medel cochlear implanr website for troubleshooting advice for your device.

Other devices

Visit the Cochlear website for troubleshooting advice for your device.

Visit the Oticon website for troubleshooting advice for your device.

My implants have made a huge difference to my life; I don't even know that I'm wearing them because they're so comfortable! My voice sounds normal again, I no longer have to struggle to fit my glasses on with my hearing aids and my ears don't get sore and uncomfortable.


Hilary Lagden, bilateral middle ear implant user

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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