Implant preparation and procedures

Take your first steps to getting a hearing implant and the full life it can offer. Learn about what’s involved with different types of hearing implant surgery.

Cochlear recipient Phoebe

Making the decision to get a hearing implant is life-changing, whether it's for you or your child. The more you understand, the better prepared you'll feel.

"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 (age 98), Australia

Although Dulcie first dismissed the idea of a cochlear implant because of her age, her life was transformed when she became one of the oldest Australians to receive a cochlear implant at age 98.

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.


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