What you'll find on this page
- Stories from people who have transformed their lives with a cochlear implant.
- Guidance on whether a cochlear implant can help you.
- Information about the benefits of cochlear implants.
When you live with hearing loss, you miss more than just your hearing. If you have moderate to profound hearing loss, a cochlear implant may help you regain your connection to life.
Recipients say cochlear implants can improve their ability to talk on the phone, listen to music and socialise with family and friends. People also say they feel safer because they can hear alarms and traffic when crossing the road.
Can a cochlear implant help you?
For some people with hearing loss, using hearing aids is like listening to a badly tuned radio. It may be loud enough, but the words aren't clear.
Cochlear implants may help adults with moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss in one or both ears who aren't getting enough benefit from hearing aids.
What are the benefits?
Cochlear implants are an established treatment option designed to provide a better hearing experience. The benefits of better hearing may include:
better understanding of speech1
more employment opportunities2
improved quality of life by reducing stress and improving overall health
A hearing health professional who specialises in all types of hearing technology, including implants, will know if you could benefit from a cochlear implant.