Cochlear implants

If you or a loved one live with hearing loss and aren’t getting enough benefit from hearing aids, a cochlear implant may help.

A man wears his Nucleus water-safe accessory over his Cochlear implant as he kayaks

Hearing aids mostly make sounds louder. Cochlear implants are different; they bypass the damaged part of the ear and stimulate the hearing nerve directly.

This enhances the clarity of sounds and improves your ability to understand speech. It can also help you to regain confidence in social situations, rejoin friends and family, and live a fuller life.

In a recent study, people with cochlear implants could understand sentences eight times better than they could previously with their hearing aids.1,2


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.

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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.


  1. Gaylor JM, Raman G, Chung M, et al. Cochlear Implantation in Adults. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(3):265–272.
  2. Runge CL, Henion K, Tarima S, Beiter A, Zwolan TA. Clinical Outcomes of the CochlearTM Nucleus® 5 Cochlear Implant System and SmartSoundTM 2 Signal Processing. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2018 Oct 25];(6):425.