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Appointment with ENT Surgeon

The day has almost come where you will talk with your Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon about a cochlear implant. You may have lots of questions, and they will be able to help answer them for you.


Not sure what you should be asking? Why not connect with others on Hearing Journey on the Live Chat? Live every Friday from 11.00am to 2.00pm AEDT, or read through some past conversations related to questions for ENT surgeons by clicking here.

Kind Regards,

Advanced Bionics

Milestones on Your Hearing Journey


There are 10 key steps in your hearing journey to improving your hearing and quality of life with a cochlear implant. Here is where you are in your hearing journey now:

  1. High powered hearing aids are no longer providing you adequate benefit

  2. Your hearing healthcare professional identifies you as a potential candidate and the referral process for cochlear implant (CI) assessment commences

  3. If you choose so, you will receive contact from someone with a CI, to help answer your questions

  4. Initial appointment scheduled at CI centre

  5. If you choose to proceed, next will be a follow-up appointment at CI centre 

  6. Appointment with Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon*

  7. Scheduling of surgery

  8. Final pre-operative appointment

  9. Surgery day

  10. CI activation day

* In some cases, an appointment with the ENT occurs prior to meeting with the CI centre.

Why are you receiving this update?

You are receiving this update because your hearing healthcare clinician shared your details with us to help guide you through the process to be assessed for a cochlear implant to potentially improve your hearing and quality of life.


If at any stage you do not wish to receive further updates from us on your hearing journey, click here to drop us an email to let us know.

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