Cochlear Implant Surgery Day
You probably have a whole mix of emotions leading up to your day of surgery, and then the upcoming activation of your CI.
It is important that you give yourself the necessary time to rest and recover and be patient with yourself.
If you want to feel more prepared for the appointment, click here to read more on implantation and recovery.
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:
High powered hearing aids are no longer providing you adequate benefit
Your hearing healthcare professional identifies you as a potential candidate and the referral process for cochlear implant (CI) assessment commences
If you choose so, you will receive contact from someone with a CI, to help answer your questions
Initial appointment scheduled at CI centre
If you choose to proceed, next will be a follow-up appointment at CI centre
Appointment with Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon*
Scheduling of surgery
Final pre-operative appointment
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.