An implantable device may be is a reliable and effective option for some hearing losses. There are two types of Implantable devices:
Australian Hearing does not perform cochlear implant evaluation and surgery, but we have a close relationship with cochlear implant clinics around Australia and provide a number of support services:
- Maintenance and replacement parts. Australian Hearing covers the cost of speech processor repairs and replacement parts for all clients who are eligible for the Australian Government Hearing Services Program.
- Speech processor upgrades and replacements (this program is available only to eligible clients under 26 years of age).
- Australian Hearing also provides a number of other services for cochlear implantees including hearing tests and hearing aid fitting for the ear that does not use a cochlear implant, FM systems when clinically indicated and communication training for adult clients.
Bone Conduction Devices
Where an individual has a unilateral or bilateral conductive hearing loss and medically unable to use an air conduction hearing aid, a bone conduction hearing aid may be an option. There are both surgical and non-surgical options with bone conduction devices and Australian Hearing is able to provide bone conduction devices to eligible individuals. Your audiologist will be able to provide you with more information.