How much do implants cost?

Understand the costs involved and discover the possible funding options for your Cochlear™ hearing solution.

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What you'll find on this page

  • Information about the costs involved with implants.

Where to start

Your hearing health professional will give you an overview of the costs of getting a cochlear or bone conduction implant. However, do not assume that implants cost the same or more than hearing aids.

As hearing implants require a surgical procedure, there may be funding available in your country through the public health system, government programs, insurance or donation programs. Or you may have to meet the total cost of the implant and procedure yourself.

The costs and funding will vary depending on your individual hearing treatment.

This is why funding for cochlear implants is not always straightforward. Your hearing health professional will guide you.

What costs are associated with a hearing implant?

The cost of getting an implant may include the following aspects of treatment for you or your child:

  • Hearing specialist (audiologist) appointments.

  • ENT specialist appointment and any X-rays or MRIs.

  • Surgery expenses and post-operative care.

  • Cost of the Cochlear™ system.

  • Post-operative appointments, sound processor activation and rehabilitation.

What ongoing costs are there?

To keep your hearing solution working at its best, you should factor in maintenance costs. This includes replacement parts such as cables, coils, magnets batteries.

It’s also worth considering purchasing waterproof or True Wireless accessories to help you get the most from your hearing device.

In the future, upgrades may become available for your sound processor. Reasons to upgrade include:

  • to enjoy improved performance and features

  • to replace a lost or damaged device

  • when a sound processor becomes obsolete. 

Lifelong support

Getting a Cochlear hearing implant is a lifelong decision. It's important to us that you get the ongoing support and service you need.

This support includes help with caring for your device, servicing and upgrades. Once you become a Cochlear recipient, you will have access to services to help you get the most from your new hearing.


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