When to consider implants for children

Choosing the correct technology is crucial to your child's hearing. If they continue to struggle with developmental milestones, it may be time to consider hearing implants.

It can be daunting and confusing if your child has hearing loss. However, it's important to know you're not alone.

Up to five out of every 1,000 babies are born with hearing loss or lose their hearing soon after birth.1 If your child is one of them, there are options to improve their hearing.

"We are 100 percent confident that Natalie will be able to grow up just like her typical hearing peers."

- Charlene S, mother of Natalie, Cochlear™ Nucleus® recipient, USA

With the right technology and dedication, your child has the potential to listen, speak and develop like others their age.

If you think hearing aids may not be providing enough benefit for your child, it's important to consider a hearing implant sooner rather than later.

Learn from the experiences of other parents and understand the options available for your child.


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 read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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  1. 10 facts about deafness [Internet]. World Health Organization; (2018), [cited 5 October 2018]. Available from: http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/deafness/en/