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What is a cochlear implant?

A cochlear implant might be a suitable option for people who are experiencing significant difficulty hearing despite using traditional amplification devices such as hearing aids.

Unlike hearing aids which make sounds louder, a cochlear implant bypasses the damaged part of the inner ear to stimulate the hearing nerve directly, making sounds clearer, not just louder. It can also help a person to hear sounds they no longer hear with their hearing aids, such as high-frequency sounds.

By improving access to speech sounds, cochlear implants can help improve speech clarity and confidence in social situations.

When to consider a referral for a cochlear implant to Ear Science Implant Clinic

A referral should be considered when your client is using optimised hearing aids and is still not meeting their hearing goals.

Consider the following

If your client experiences one or more of the following with well-fitted hearing aids, they may benefit from a cochlear implant.

  • Difficulty hearing on the phone
  • Difficulty following a group conversation and avoiding social situations?
  • Often asks people to repeat themselves?
  • Relies on lip-reading to understand what is being said?

Candidacy for referral is simple

Refer if your client meets one or more of the screening criteria

  1. Audibility | 60dB or greater pure tone average in the better ear
  2. Speech Understanding | 60% or less on whole word scores in the better ear

Expected benefits of a cochlear implant

Cochlear implants are life-changing for many of our recipients.

How well a person does with an implant can depend on many things, everyone is different.

Our research shows that the majority of our adult implant recipients report significantly improved hearing in quiet and noise. People with many types of hearing loss could benefit from a cochlear implant.

An assessment with Ear Science Implant Clinic is the first step to finding out if your client may be suitable for an implant.

Refer now

Referring a client for an implant assessment is easy. A recent audiogram is all that is needed to ensure your client may be suitable for an implant assessment.

Call 1800 054 667 and ask for Jody

Email the client referral form along with a copy of the audiogram to hello@earscience.org.au

Complete the client referral form below and attach a copy of the audiogram

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