Hearing Implant Client Journey

Is a cochlear implant right for you?

The most powerful evidence for the remarkable achievements made with cochlear implants over the last 40 years comes from the life-changing, personal stories of those who have benefited from the technology.

Start your hearing implant journey with Ear Science Implant Clinic

At Ear Science Implant Clinic our dedicated team will support you each step of the way through your implant journey. You can self-refer and we will only offer you an implant assessment if you are a potential candidate. Our mission is to provide you with the best possible care and to find the best solution for you.

Making an appointment

You don’t need a referral for a hearing implant assessment.  To book your first appointment call 1300 847 395 or request an appointment.

Your first appointment

As a potential candidate you will undergo an evidence-based assessment of your hearing thresholds and speech perception to make sure a hearing implant is the right solution for you.  Your assessment results will be discussed with you and you will know if you are eligible for a hearing implant. Your audiologist will work with you to find the solution that best suits your hearing goals and your lifestyle.

We encourage you to bring a family member or friend to your first appointment and we will give you the information you need to make an informed decision.  We will listen to your unique needs and answer all of your questions.

The next step

Following your assessment, your next step will be to see an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist for a medical review of your implant candidacy, your GP can refer you to an ENT and our Implant Coordinator will help make all these arrangements for you.

Hearing implant activation

Your Audiologist will ‘switch-on’ your implant within two weeks of your surgery. Your audiologist will program your device to ensure you are comfortable with the new sound input.

You will see your Audiologist for follow up appointments to fine tune your settings, make any adjustments to optimise your hearing. This is an exciting time for implant recipients and their families.

Follow-up and after-care

Our team forms long term relationships with our clients, providing the best possible care to you. We offer frequent services within the first year of receiving your implant to optimise your outcomes and will provide you with long term-care as you need.

We use evidence-based device programming and therapy approaches to maximise your hearing outcomes and meet your hearing goals.

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