Implant preparation and procedures
Learn how hearing and treatment options are assessed and understand what's involved in hearing implant surgery.
Making the decision to get a hearing implant can be life-changing, whether it's for you or your child. The more you understand, the better prepared you'll feel.
You'll have questions about the surgery and the process of getting your implant turned on.
Find answers to some of your questions on these pages, and get resources to bring to your appointments.
"It's the best thing. It's lovely to hear their [family] voices. I can hear the birds talking… It's lovely to talk to friends."
- Dulcie S, Cochlear™ implant recipient
Questions for your surgeon
Hearing implant surgery is a routine procedure, but it's important to be prepared. Talking with your surgeon will help you know what to expect.
Cochlear implant surgery
Getting a cochlear implant for you or your child is a big decision, so it’s important to know what to expect before, during and after surgery.
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.
Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.
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.