Hearing with your new device

Learn about the usual recovery period, what to expect from your enhanced hearing and how to make the most of your new device.

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Get ready for life with your new hearing.

After getting your implant, your surgeon will recommend a healing period suitable for you. You may feel excited or nervous as you prepare to hear with your sound processor for the first time.

Learn what to expect after surgery, how to look after yourself or your loved one, and what it's like to get your sound processor switched on.

It's also time to understand what's involved in hearing with your implant and how to get the most from it.


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.

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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.