Cochlear Implants In Singapore

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1. The implant is placed into the user — an outpatient procedure performed by a certified Ear Nose Throat surgeon (ENT) that will take around two weeks for the patient to heal from this procedure.

2. The speech processor is then provided to the patient. Worn on the ear of the user like a hearing aid, the processor is responsible for capturing and processing sounds and sending this information to the implant to provide auditory information via direct electrical.

When Should You Consider A Cochlear Implant?

A cochlear implant is suited to people of all ages. They are very good solutions for people with hearing losses who do not benefit from hearing aids. If you are considering a cochlear implant for yourself or a loved one, please speak to professionals to discuss the suitability of the device.

parts of cochlear implants: speech processor and internal implant

What Are The Advantages Of Cochlear Implants?

There are some very significant benefits for implantees. Children and adults who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing can be fitted for cochlear implants. For young children as young as 12 months old and who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing, they are better able to hear, comprehend sound and music, and speak when using a cochlear implant.

Studies have shown that by exposing children to sounds during this optimal period to develop speech and language skills, they are able to develop language skills at a rate comparable to children with normal hearing, and many succeed in mainstream classrooms. Adults who have lost all or most of their hearing later in life due to health or environmental reasons, can also benefit from cochlear implants. They learn to associate the signals from the implant with sounds they remember, including speech, without requiring any visual cues such as those provided by lipreading or sign language.

What To Expect As Part Of The Procedure?


The candidate should be accessed by an ENT surgeon who is trained and certified in the cochlear implant procedure. Audiologists will also participate in the assessment to conduct a series of hearing tests and hearing aid trials.

Financial Subsidies in Singapore

If you are a Singaporean citizen, you are eligible for a reasonable subsidy to cover the costs of the device and the procedure. Feel free to contact us and we can refer you to an implant centre who can provide the necessary means testing.

Procedure and “Switch-On”

Once a procedure date is scheduled and completed, the implantee will rest and recover for 2 weeks before the “switch-on” procedure. During the “switch-on”, the speech processor will be calibrated by a trained audiologist and worn by the user for the first time. At this point, the user will be able to hear using the cochlear implant.

On-going Habilitation

Being supported by a good habilitation therapist will be fundamental to having a child-user hear better using his/her cochlear implant. Habilitation will be very critical in helping an implant-user child to hear and listen using auditory and verbal cues, just like children with normal hearing.

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enjoy generous state subsidies for cochlear implant, covering up to 90% of implant costs, surgery fees and rehabilitation.

Rediscover Hearing with Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics gives a beacon of hope for those struggling with hearing loss. Their ingeniously designed cochlear implants pave the way for a clearer and richer sound understanding, allowing those with hearing loss to rediscover hearing and connect better with their loved ones.

Advanced Bionics also has a comprehensive product line. This makes it much easier to find the perfect cochlear implants that meet your needs and lifestyle. Rest assured that your cochlear implants have been optimised for clarity, comfort, ease of use, and reliability when you choose Advanced Bionics, the pioneer of hearing and cochlear implant technology.

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