Cochlear implants represent a significant technological advancement designed to assist individuals with severe sensorineural hearing loss, where traditional hearing aids are no longer effective. These implants bypass damaged portions of the ear and directly stimulate the auditory nerve, providing a sense of sound to the user.

At Canberra Audiology, we offer comprehensive services for individuals considering cochlear implants as well as those who already have one. Our dedicated team is here to support you through every step of your cochlear implant journey.

Our services include:

  1. Cochlear Implant Candidacy Assessment: We conduct thorough evaluations to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a cochlear implant. This involves audiological tests, medical examinations, and discussions about your hearing history and needs.
  2. Pre-implantation Counselling: Our experienced audiologists provide detailed information and support before the implantation process. We ensure you understand the benefits, risks, and expected outcomes of cochlear implant surgery.
  3. Liaison with an Implant Surgeon: We coordinate with skilled implant surgeons to facilitate a seamless surgical experience. Our team ensures that all necessary medical information is communicated effectively to the surgical team.
  4. Cochlear Implant Fitting Post-implantation: After surgery, precise fitting and programming of the cochlear implant are crucial. We tailor the device settings to your individual hearing needs, optimizing your hearing experience.
  5. Implant Maintenance, Mapping, and Rehabilitation: Regular maintenance and mapping of the implant are essential for its optimal performance. We offer continuous support, including auditory rehabilitation programs to help you adapt to the new way of hearing.
  6. Cochlear Implant Upgrades and Accessories: As technology evolves, we provide the latest upgrades and accessories to enhance your cochlear implant’s functionality. We ensure you have access to the most advanced solutions available.

Our services are available to self-funded patients, those covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and individuals with private health insurance. For detailed information about funding options for cochlear implants and related services, please visit the Cochlear website or contact us directly. Our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you in exploring your options and making informed decisions about your hearing health.