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      Louise Craddock


      Louise has worked with deaf people of all ages her entire professional life and she has worked in the field of cochlear implants for over twenty years.

      Louise is a clinical scientist in Audiology on the Midlands Hearing Implant Programme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and has managed the programme for ten years. Prior to that, Louise was a teacher of the deaf in London, working both in a Unit for Hearing Impaired children and as a Peripatetic Teacher of the Deaf. Louise was a former chair of the British Cochlear Implant Group and was an expert advisor to NICE for the Technological Appraisal of cochlear implants (TAG 166). She was instrumental in gaining NICE approval for cochlear implants for severe to profoundly deaf people.She is still on the Council of the British Cochlear Implant Group and is actively involved in the development of UK wide policies in this field. Louise is now keen to work more broadly at national level and be more involved in shaping policies and services within the UK