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Cochlear Implants

Volume 508: debated on Monday 29 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cochlear implants (a) adults and (b) children in England received in each year from 2000. (324898)

Provided is the count of finished consultant episodes for cochlear implants broken down by age group, 2000-01 to 2008-09.

Count of finished consultant episodes for cochlear implants broken down age group, 2000-01 to 2008-09: Activity in English NHS hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector

Age group

0-17

18+

Unknown

Total

2008-09

402

417

2

821

2007-08

382

323

0

705

2006-07

338

219

0

557

2005-06

289

218

0

507

2004-05

269

211

0

480

2003-04

253

210

0

463

2002-03

215

188

1

404

2001-02

204

186

0

390

2000-01

199

174

0

373

Source:

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care

Recently there has been a revision of the methodology used to count the number of finished consultant episodes for cochlear implants and for this reason figures may not be consistent with previous data provided by the NHS Information Centre.

Data should not be described as a count of people as the same person may have been admitted on more than one occasion.