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.
Questions for your audiologist
If your hearing specialist says you or a loved one may benefit from hearing implants, there are certain things you’ll want to know.
Questions for your surgeon
Hearing implant surgery is a routine operation. The best way to feel ready is to talk through the procedure with your surgeon.
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.