Implant preparation and procedures
Learn how hearing and treatment options are assessed and understand what's involved in hearing implant surgery.
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, Cochlear™ recipient
Questions for your surgeon
Hearing implant surgery is a routine procedure, but it's important to be prepared. Talking with your surgeon will help you know what to expect.
Cochlear implant surgery
Getting a cochlear implant for you or your child is a big decision, so it’s important to know what to expect before, during and after surgery.
This content is intended for professionals. If you are a consumer, 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.