Audiological Implantable Devices and Associated Accessories, Consumables, Maintenance and Repair
The audiological implantable devices framework starts on 31 July 2020, runs for 44 months and ends on 1 April 2024. This includes a 24 month extension.
Audiological implantable devices are designed to improve a patient’s hearing ability where there is a physical impairment to the internal mechanics of the ear. They may allow some form of hearing, even when hearing has previously been lost and can also offer a significant improvement in the patient’s quality of life.
Audiological implantable device refers to auditory brain stem implants, middle ear implants and bone conduction hearing implants. They provide a sensation of hearing by directly stimulating the auditory nerve using electrical signals.
There are two main types of bone conduction hearing implants (BCHI);
- Subcutaneous – which is a magnetic attachment placed just under the skin
- Percutaneious – which is an abutment that is inserted into the bone of the skull usually the mastoid bone.
The system for ordering high-cost medical devices for specialised services launched 1 April 2016. See our Useful Links section for further details.
For more information please contact your NHS Supply Chain Customer Relationship Manager.
This is the full list of suppliers available on this framework:
- Advanced Bionics UK Limited (incumbent)
- Cochlear Europe Ltd (incumbent)
- MED-EL UK (incumbent)
- Oticon Limited (incumbent).
There are 2 lots on this framework:
- Lot 1 - Cochlear Implants (including Auditory Brainstem Implants
- Lot 2 - Bone Conduction Hearing Implants (including Middle Ear Implants)
Cochlear Implants (in-tariff), Bone Conduction Hearing Implants (ex-tariff and in-tariff), Middle Ear Implants (ex-tariff and in-tariff), Auditory Brain Stem Implants (in-tariff).
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