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Our cochlear implant clinic fits and manages devices for people with significant hearing loss.

Cochlear implant clinic

The cochlear implant clinic, has pioneered and led the world in cochlear implant research and clinical practice since 1985.

Our multi-disciplinary team provide support for people who want to improve their hearing and communication with an implantable technology.

The key services provided by the cochlear implant clinic include:

  • cochlear implant and bone conduction implant candidacy evaluation
  • surgical services
  • post-operative management and care.

Referrals

A cochlear implant may be an option for improving hearing and communication if a person who uses hearing aids reports:

  • reduced clarity when listening to people speak
  • relying on lip-reading or visual cues
  • difficulty communicating on the phone
  • difficulty participating in social occasions.

A bone conduction implant may  improve hearing and communication if a person has:

  • a conductive hearing loss in at least one ear
  • ongoing ear infections that prevent them from wearing a conventional hearing aid
  • single sided deafness – a profound hearing loss in one ear and (near) normal hearing in the other ear.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about your appointment please contact the Cochlear Implant Clinic:

Cochlear Implant Clinic
6th Floor, Smorgon Family Wing
32 Gisborne Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002
Ph: 03 9929 8624
Fax: (03) 9929 8625
Email: cic@eyeandear.org.au