When to consider a hearing implant for your child

Selecting the right hearing technology is critical to your child’s hearing success. If your child is not hearing all sounds or not meeting milestones, it's time to consider hearing implants.


If you think or know your child has hearing loss, it can be a scary and confusing time. But, it's important to know you are not alone. Up to five out of every 1,000 babies are born with hearing loss or lose their hearing soon after birth.1 If your child is one of them, there is hope.

With the right technology and a little bit of hard work, your child has the potential to listen and speak just like anyone else their age. If you think hearing aids may not be providing enough benefit for your child, it’s important to consider a hearing implant sooner rather than later.

At Cochlear, we understand and appreciate the roles of your child's care team and take a team approach when developing products and services that are designed to provide your child's best hearing today and always. Together we reach further through partnership with greater progress and possibilities.

Learn how other parents have managed through this time, and understand the options available for your child.

“We are confident that Natalie will be able to grow up just like her typical hearing peers.”

- Mother of Natalie S. - Nucleus® recipient


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 read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.

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  1. World Health Organization, ‘10 facts about deafness’, http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/deafness/en/ (accessed March 2018)