Hear clearly again

Hear Clearly Again

When hearing aids are no longer enough, Cochlear™ implants can help you reclaim your life.

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What is the difference between hearing aids and cochlear implants?

Hearing aids help many people by making the sounds they hear louder. Unfortunately, as hearing loss progresses, sounds need to not only be made louder, they need to be made clearer. Cochlear implants can help give you that clarity, even in noisy environments².

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Cochlear implants are better than hearing aids in noisy environments.

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Many factors contribute to improved hearing performance. Research and decades of experience have demonstrated that cochlear implants can lead to improved:

  • Clarity, restoring access to missing sounds3

  • Hearing in noise and speech understanding4,5

  • Quality of life5

Cochlear implants…

  • Are covered by many private health insurers.* 

  • Are funded by state governments for eligible patients. 

  • Involve a routine surgical procedure

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93% of cochlear implant recipients improved speech understanding compared to when they used to wear hearing aids.5

83%  of recipients reported a statistically significant improvement in quality of life after receiving a cochlear implant5

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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 read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.

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

Recipients featured use the Cochlear™ Nucleus® implant system and/or Baha® bone conduction implant systems for the treatment of moderately severe to profound hearing loss.

*Private health insurers may be able to provide a full reimbursement of a hearing implant.  Coverage of surgical and hospital costs will depend on your insurance level. Contact your health insurance provider or hearing health professional to determine your eligibility for coverage.


  1. Who.int. WHO | 10 facts of deafness [Internet: Cited 10 Jun 2019].
  2. The Nucleus Freedom Cochlear Implant Surveillance Trial Results. 2008 June.
  3. Novak MA, Firszt JB, Rotz LA, et al. Cochlear implants in infants and toddlers. Ann, Otol Rhino Laryngol Suppl 2000; 185:46-49.
  4. Hirschfelder A, Gräbel S, Olze H. The impact of cochlear implantation on quality of life: The role of audiologic performance and variables. w Head Neck Surg. 2008 Mar;138(3): 357-362.
  5. Clinical Evaluation of the Cochlear Nucleus CI532 Cochlear Implants in Adults Investigator Meeting. 2019 Apr.