If you think or know your child has hearing loss, it can be a scary and confusing time. But, it's important to know you are 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 is hope.
With the right technology and a little bit of hard work, your child has the potential to listen and speak just like anyone else 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 how other parents have managed through this time, and understand the options available for your child.
“We are confident that Natalie will be able to grow up just like her typical hearing peers.”
- Mother of Natalie S. - Nucleus® recipient
If your child has hearing loss
Have you been told your child may have hearing loss? There are effective solutions to help them.
Views expressed by Cochlear recipients are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology. Outcomes and results may vary.
Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.
Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for cochlear technology and to understand the associated risks and benefits. Individual results may vary.
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- World Health Organization. '10 facts about deafness’ [Internet](2017) [cited 17 January 2017]. Available from: http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/deafness/en/