Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP)
(Supported by the Southern Hearing Charitable Trust, and the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education)
Established in 2003, the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme grew from a direct need for local support for South Island cochlear implant patients and their families. Centrally located in Christchurch, New Zealand, the SCIP team is dedicated to the identification and rehabilitation of children and adults with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss who derive minimal benefit from conventional hearing aids.
The SCIP Programme has brought together a team comprising a Specialist Surgeon, Audiologists, and Paediatric and Adult Habilitationists. With the assistance of a Programme Administrator to coordinate appointments, travel, and accommodation, every person who is referred will be welcomed onto the Programme and have their needs assessed on an individual basis in a timely manner, in accordance with the SCIP Protocols.