The biggest deterrent for adults that may benefit from a cochlear implant or other Implantable technology is the perception that implant pricing is unaffordable.
A Cochlear implant and processor can cost up to $30,000 and Bone Anchored hearing aids $10,000. While some of these costs can be covered by Medicare or basic private health insurance, some providers charge up to $10,000 for their implant programs!
If you satisfy the Queensland Health cochlear implant candidacy criteria, costs for implants and surgery and audiological rehabilitation can be provided by the State Government. Criteria for implantation from Queensland Health includes
but what if you are not eligible? There are several factors to consider when it comes to publicly provided cochlear implant services. The eligibility criteria is fairly strict and patients are prioritised based on several different indicators such as the severity of their hearing loss and their participation in the workforce.
If you don’t meet the candidacy requirements, or you do but are low on the priority list, what can you do? That’s where private cochlear implant providers like Clarity can assist – and at a remarkably accessible cost level.
At Clarity Hearing Solutions we are proud to be able to facilitate the uptake of hearing loss implant solutions by using a combination of private health insurance and Medicare to fully cover this amount.
If you have private health insurance, from just basic hospital cover, all the costs of the implant and processor can be covered. Furthermore, we do not charge any out of pockets for any cochlear implant/bone services with all mapping consultations bulk-billed through Medicare with an ENT referral.
The majority of surgical costs are also covered by Medicare and private health insurance, but there can be some gaps dependent on your private health insurance and the Ear, Nose and Throat specialist’s billing technique. On average we find that this equates to a couple of hundred dollars of out of pocket expenses for the implant procedure.
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