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Welcome to SCIP

Introducing SCIP : Our Story

The Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme was established at Crosshouse Hospital in 1988. Initially funded through charity monies (The Help-to-Hear Fund) and now funded by the NHS. The Help-to-Hear-Fund continues to support the Cochlear Implant Programme in Scotland and is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of this Website.

Exterior view of Crosshouse Hospital near Kilmarnock

NHS Ayrshire & Arran are commissioned to provide this service by the National Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland. The programme, based at Crosshouse Hospital, provides a national cochlear implant service for profoundly deaf adults and children from across Scotland.