Reclaim your hearing. Reclaim your life.

A cochlear implant can open up a new world, helping you listen to and reconnect with the ones you love. If your hearing aids aren't enough, take the next step toward reclaiming your sense of sound.
Cochlea-Implantate sollen Klänge klarer machen²⁻³
Hörgeräte verstärken die Lautstärke des Klangs. Manche Menschen haben jedoch auch mit leistungsstarken Hörgeräten noch Schwierigkeiten zu hören. Cochlea-Implantate funktionieren anders und sorgen für mehr Klarheit auch in lauten Umgebungen²⁻³.
Frau mit einem Cochlea-Implantat
Machen das Hören klarer²⁻³ und nicht nur lauter.
Verbessern das Hören im Störgeräusch.⁵
Verbessern die Hörzufriedenheit und damit die Lebensqualität.³⁻⁴
Is it time to take the next step?
Do you struggle to have conversations on the phone?
Do you often ask people to repeat themselves?
Do you have trouble hearing conversations in noisy places?
If you answered YES to any of the above, a cochlear implant may be right for you.
Understanding the cochlear implants

Cochlear implants are designed to transmit sounds directly to the hearing nerve, helping to restore clear hearing even in noisy environments 5. If you are not getting the clarity of the sound you need, a cochlear implant may help you hear again.



The sound processor converts sound into electrical signals and transmit those signals to the implant.


The implant carries the electrical signals directly to the hearing nerve.


Electrodes in the implant stimulate the hearing nerve, restoring the experience of sound.
Payment options
Public Health
Medicare may cover the cost of your implant (wait lists may apply).
Private insurance
Private hospital health insurance can cover up to 100% of cochlear implant costs, including devices, surgical procedure and hospital costs, depending on your level of insurance.
If you answered YES, to any of these questions...
Frequently asked questions
We hope the following contains some of the answers you need to take the next step. Connect with an expert for answers to any questions not listed here.
Cochlear implants use electrical impulses to transmit sound to the inner ear and on to the hearing nerve. These electrical impulses are then interpreted by the brain as sound.
Cochlear implant surgery can last up to two hours for one ear. The surgery is typically outpatient and performed under general anesthesia. Most people are back to their normal routine after a couple days of recovery.
State governments fund a limited number of cochlear implants each year. Private health insurers may also be able to provide a full reimbursement for the cochlear implant system, depending on your level of insurance. For those eligible, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) provides devices included on the Prostheses List and will cover 100% of costs associated with cochlear implants.
Cochlear implants work differently than hearing aids. For some, hearing aids may be an effective option to treat hearing loss. Research shows that 93% of cochlear implant recipients demonstrated significantly improved speech understanding compared to a hearing aid.6 A study of 94 patients also found that adults over 65 with severe to profound hearing loss could think, learn, and remember better when treated with a cochlear implant.7
One of the first steps to getting a cochlear implant is to get tested by an audiologist who is trained in cochlear implants and advanced hearing technologies to see if you qualify as a candidate.

Living life with the Cochlear

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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. Cochlear implants are for the treatment of moderately severe to profound hearing loss. Always follow the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. For Cochlear TM Nucleus Osia and Baha systems: This product is not available for purchase by the general public. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.
Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.
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Any testimonial featured on this website is intended for an Australian audience only. Recipients featured use the Cochlear TM Nucleus implant system and/or Baha bone conduction implant systems for the treatment of moderately severe to profound hearing loss.
*Private health insurers may be able to provide a full reimbursement of a hearing implant. Coverage of surgical and hospital costs will depend on your insurance level. Contact your health insurance provider or hearing health professional to determine your eligibility for coverage.
1. Listen Hear! The economic impact and cost of hearing loss in Australia, Access Economics Pty Ltd; (2006), {cited 14 February 2022], Available from https://hearnet.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/ListenHearFinal.pdf
2. Novak MA, Firszt JB, Rotz LA, et al. Cochlear implants in infants and toddlers. Ann, Otol Rhino Laryngol Suppl 2000; 185:46-49.
3. Hirschfelder A, Gräbel S, Olze H. The impact of cochlear implantation on quality of life: The role of audiologic performance and variables. w Head Neck Surg. 2008 Mar;138(3): 357-362.
4. Clinical Evaluation of the Cochlear Nucleus CI532 Cochlear Implants in Adults Investigator Meeting. 2019 Apr.
5. The Nucleus Freedom Cochlear Implant Surveillance Trial Results. 2008 June.
6. Clinical Evaluation of the Cochlear Nucleus CI532 Cochlear Implants in Adults Investigator Meeting. 2019 Apr
Ng ZY, Lamb B, Harrigan S, Archbold S, Athalye S, Allen S. Perspectives of adults with cochlear implants on current CI services and daily life. CI International. 2016, 17; (suppl) 1, 89-93.