How much do implants cost?

The good news is, hearing implants are fully funded on the NHS/HSE for those whose hearing qualifies.

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  • Funding on the NHS/HSE
  • Private health insurance
  • Self-funding

Funding on the NHS/HSE

In the UK and Ireland, hearing implants are available and free of charge for all residents, adults and children, whose hearing qualifies. Talk to your audiologist about whether a hearing implant could be a solution for you, and if you meet the criteria, they can refer you on for a hearing implant assessment.

Private health insurance

Private health insurers may also be able to provide reimbursement for a hearing implant system. Speak with your policy provider about their coverage for a hearing implant.


If NHS/HSE funding or private health insurance does not cover you, or you don’t want to wait, then paying for a hearing implant system may be an option. Make sure that you discuss this with your medical team, so you are aware of all the costs involved including specialist and surgical costs.



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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