Cochlear implant cost

Cost should not be a barrier to cochlear implantation. Most of the device costs are likely to be covered if you have Private Health Insurance Hospital Cover. Depending on your level of cover there may be some gap fees payable to the hospital and/or surgeon. Northside Audiology charges a gap fee for the initial activation of the cochlear implant. Ongoing costs are usually minimal, being mostly covered through Medicare. Some public funding is also available if necessary. Please contact Northside Audiology for further details.