6 Recommendations for further research

6.1 The committee recommended that a randomised controlled trial should be carried out to examine the benefit of bilateral cochlear implantation compared with unilateral cochlear implantation in adults with severe to profound deafness. [2009]

6.2 The committee recommended that data on the health-related quality of life of children with bilateral cochlear implants should be collected and measured in accordance with NICE's guide to the methods of technology appraisal. [2009]

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)