Supporting your child

You've made the decision to give your child a new way to hear. Learn what to expect from surgery, recovery, switch-on and beyond.

Audiologist playing with a child candidate

After your child's implant surgery there'll be a recovery period before they are fitted with their sound processor.

This is when they'll hear for the first time with their new device.

The excitement will build as you approach the big day. Now is the time to get ready for the next step of your child’s hearing journey.

Learn about the recovery period, what to expect when the sound processor is first switched-on and how to get the best results from their new device.


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.