Connecting the community

When people choose Cochlear, they join the world's largest community with hearing implants, supported by a network of carers and hearing professionals.


What you'll find on this page

  • Our expansive, global community.
  • Join the Cochlear Family.
  • Cochlear’s network of volunteers.

Hearing connects us to our world

Whether you are someone with a hearing implant, a parent of a child with hearing loss, or a carer, you deeply understand what it’s like to live with hearing loss. You are part of a global community, and one that we strive to support and foster.

Personal connections are everything - connecting to loved ones and all of life’s opportunities. And with Cochlear, you become part of the world’s largest community of individuals with hearing implants. Through programs like Cochlear Family and Cochlear Volunteers, you can access support and advocacy to help you through your hearing journey.

And it doesn’t stop there. We also support hearing health professionals to advance hearing science and improve care. Beyond that, we work alongside advocacy organisations, researchers and governments to normalise hearing loss, challenge stigma and advocate for access.

Everyone who becomes a Cochlear recipient embarks on a lifetime of collaboration as well. With us and the broader hearing health community. We are by your side through the entire journey, so you can experience a life full of hearing.


Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always follow the directions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

For a full list of Cochlear’s trademarks, please visit our Terms of Use page.

In Australia, Cochlear™ Nucleus® implant systems are intended for the treatment of moderately severe to profound hearing loss.

In Australia, Baha® bone conduction implant systems are intended for the treatment of moderate to profound hearing loss.

In Australia, the Cochlear™ Osia® System is indicated for patients with conductive, mixed hearing loss and single-sided sensorineural deafness (SSD) aged 10 years and above with up to 55 decibels sensorineural hearing loss. Patients should have sufficient bone quality and quantity to support successful implant placement. Surgery is required to use this product. Any surgical procedure carries risk.

For Cochlear™ Nucleus®, Osia® and Baha® systems: This product is not available for purchase by the general public. For information on funding and reimbursement please contact your health care professional.

Any testimonial featured on this website is intended for an Australian audience only.