Our Tips on how to access a cochlear Implant

To start the process, you do need to have a recent hearing test done to gauge where your hearing levels are at and your suitability.

If your hearing professional recommends a cochlear implant, you have to make sure you wear your hearing aids; during all waking hours as any hearing stimulation is beneficial to aid outcomes after cochlear implantation.

Discuss with your regional provider the cost and available funding options for the cochlear implant. 

Your regional providers are:

Northern Cochlear Implant Programme for Adults
261 Morrin Rd Glenn Innes
64 9 3737599
Cochlear Implant Clinic

Southern Cochlear Implant Programme for Adults     
Milford Chambers 249 Papanui Road     
New Zealand         
+64 3 377304         
Cochlear Implant Clinic

Cochlear implant surgery is a routine medical procedure which is considered to be very safe. The improvements in your hearing will depend on a variety of factors including the cause of your hearing loss, the extent and duration of your deafness and auditory training post implantation. The team at your hearing clinic will guide you through the preparation, implantation and rehabilitation process, to help you ensure you enjoy the best possible results.