Implant preparation and procedures

Learn how hearing and treatment options are assessed and understand what's involved in hearing implant surgery.

Cochlear implant recipient Phoebe poses for a photo

Making the decision to get a hearing implant can be life-changing, whether it's for you or your child. The more you understand, the better prepared you'll feel.

You'll have questions about the surgery and the process of getting your implant turned on.

Find answers to some of your questions on these pages, and get resources to bring to your appointments.

"I was 80 years old when I finally got smart and I got my bone conduction implant. And, I wish I had done it years earlier because it's made such a dramatic change in my life."

- Malcolm S, CochlearTM implant recipient, USA


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