Are you struggling to hear with your hearing aids on?
Unlike hearing aids, cochlear implants don’t just make sounds louder. They mimic the hearing function of the inner ear, giving you access to higher quality, more detailed sound.
Ask yourself, while wearing your hearing aids…
Can you hear in crowded places?
Can you hear children’s voices?
Can you use the phone?
If you answer no to one or more of these questions, you may benefit from a cochlear implant. Call us on 1300 658 981 for a free assessment.
Who can benefit?
People of all ages can benefit from a cochlear implant. While hearing aids can select and amplify sounds, some people may still find speech difficult to understand.
Cochlear implants provide a choice for children and adults who gain little or no benefit from a conventional hearing aid. The level of success of a cochlear implant is dependent on many factors and our specialist team can evaluate and discuss these with you and your family during the assessment process.
How much does it cost?
A cochlear implant and the affiliated support services are generally able to be provided to individuals with no out of pocket costs. We are able to provide this with funding received from government, private health insurance and support from our charitable fundraising initiatives.
What is the process?
Our SCIC Cochlear Implant Program provides support and care throughout the entire cochlear implant journey for you and your family.
From the initial hearing loss assessment, through the cochlear implantation and ongoing support, we’ll be with you the whole way.
We provide essential support to ensure you receive the best outcome and response to the new sounds being experienced.
What support is available afterwards?
Life long support services are able to be provided across Australia. As well as receiving face-to-face support, we are able to offer support remotely through our unique use of telepractice video conferencing.
RIDBC is an innovative leader in the use of telepractice support to deliver its therapy services directly into your home and provide support to you from wherever you might be in Australia.