Diagnosing hearing loss

Understanding how hearing works and how health professionals diagnose hearing loss is the first step to identifying your options.

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Whether your hearing loss was sudden or gradual, or if you've never been able to hear, every day brings a reminder of what you're missing: music, conversations, stories and laughter.

The good news is that with an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment for your specific needs, you can rediscover the life you love or build a new one.

It starts with knowing what to look for and knowing when and how to find a hearing health professional who is qualified in all solutions, from hearing aids to hearing implants.


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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