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Cochlear Implants.

Visit your local Doctor and ask about Cochlear Implants & their financing options or simply apply for a Fin Medical Loan, and we’ll take care of the rest!

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How Much Do Cochlear Implants Cost?

The cost of an appointment with your audiologist plus the implant and follow ups can range from R 50,000 – R 500,000.

R 50,000

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*R 2,776.37 p/m

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How It Works.

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Consult Your Doctor

Get a quote from your Doctor (or apply using an estimated procedure amount).

Gather your Documents

You will need a copy of your ID, proof of income (most recent salary slip), last 3 months’ bank statements and proof of residence (eg. a utility bill).

Apply Online

Apply online to check whether you qualify for a Medical Finance loan and send us your documents (See Step 2) via email.

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Payment Made

Once accepted, we'll make a payment directly to your practitioner within 24 hours.

Where Can I Find An Audiologist?

Find a registered prectitioner near you! Or join our directory.

Distinct Hearing
34 Cathedral Street, George Central, George, George, Western Cape 6529

Frequently Asked Questions About Cochlear Implants.

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What is a cochlear implant?

A cochlear implant is a medical device that is surgically implanted in the inner ear to help individuals with severe hearing loss or deafness, hear sounds. The device bypasses the damaged parts of the ear and sends electrical signals directly to the auditory nerve, which the brain can interpret as sound.

Who is a good candidate for a cochlear implant?

A person who has severe to profound hearing loss in both ears and has not benefited from traditional hearing aids may be a good candidate for a cochlear implant. Children and adults can both receive cochlear implants.

How is a cochlear implant surgery performed?

The surgery involves making a small incision behind the ear and placing an electrode array inside the cochlea, which is the part of the inner ear that senses sound. The device is then connected to a receiver-stimulator that is placed under the skin behind the ear.

How long does it take to recover from cochlear implant surgery?

Recovery time varies from person to person, but most individuals are able to return to work or school within a week or two after the surgery. It may take several weeks or months for the brain to adapt to the signals from the implant and for the user to fully adjust to the new way of hearing.

Will a cochlear implant restore my hearing to normal?

While a cochlear implant can significantly improve a person’s ability to hear sounds, it is not a cure for deafness and will not restore hearing to normal. The quality and clarity of sound may vary from person to person, and it may take some time for the user to adjust to the new way of hearing.

Can I still use a hearing aid after getting a cochlear implant?

In many cases, individuals may continue to use a hearing aid in the non-implanted ear after receiving a cochlear implant. This can help to provide a more balanced hearing experience and can be particularly useful in noisy environments. However, it is important to discuss this with an audiologist or hearing healthcare professional, as the use of a hearing aid in combination with a cochlear implant may require some adjustments to the programming of the devices. Additionally, some individuals may choose to discontinue the use of a hearing aid in the non-implanted ear if the cochlear implant provides sufficient benefit.

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