NCIP Cochlear Implant Referral Form for Adults 

(19 years and over):

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To ensure your referral is accepted and actioned immediately it is vital we receive the complete information requested in the form below.

 

If you are not an audiologist, fill in the form as best you can.

 

We can only process the referral once we have all the essential information so getting the name of your client’s audiologist will make the process faster.

 

If your client does not meet referral criteria we are happy to arrange a private assessment on receipt of this form.

Referrer Details

Client Details

Is an interpreter needed?
Do they wera hearing aids?
Please ensure you have
Enclosed copies of your clients

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Public Referral Criteria

NZ Residency

Adults will not be able to access services in the publically funded programme if they do not hold NZ citizenship or residency. (Potential candidates must also live in New Zealand for at least 183 days per year).

Information Required

Copy of client’s New Zealand birth certificate, passport or New Zealand residency visa. 

Baseline Audiometric Criteria

Presence of a severe hearing handicap as evidenced by speech audiometry that is ≤ 60% in the better hearing ear. (Pimax on CVC or AB words). 

Clients must previously have had sufficient hearing to have developed some spoken language.  

Information Required

Please attach all the following audiological information: 

  • Current diagnostic audiogram (speech audiometry, immittance audiometry, and if available otoacoustic emissions)

  • Previous audiograms & speech audiometry

Copies of any ENT reports (if available)

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids and moulds need to be optimized for the loss. If prescriptive targets have not been met make note of why this has occurred. If there is no residual hearing ear moulds are required to assess lip reading benefit. 

Information Required

Please enclose:

  • Print out of settings

  • Real ear measures

Private Referral Criteria

 

Baseline Audiometric Criteria

Presence of a severe hearing handicap as evidenced by speech audiometry that is ≤ 60% in either ear. (Pimax on CVC or AB words). 

Clients must previously have had sufficient hearing to have developed some spoken language.  

Information Required

Please attach all the following audiological information: 

  • Current diagnostic audiogram (speech audiometry, immittance audiometry, and if available otoacoustic emissions)

  • Previous audiograms & speech audiometry

Copies of any ENT reports (if available)

Hearing Aids

Hearing aids and moulds need to be optimized for the loss. If prescriptive targets have not been met make note of why this has occurred. If there is no residual hearing ear moulds are required to assess lip reading benefit. 

Information Required

Please enclose:

  • Print out of settings

Real ear measures

The Northern Cochlear Implant Trust holds contracts with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education for the Northern Cochlear Implant Programme. Patients eligible for a publicly funded cochlear implant receive services from the providers below:

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