Your Child’s Miraculous Journey to Hearing

Advanced Bionics knows that you have hopes and expectations for your child’s future. You want your child to learn to talk, laugh, make friends at the playground, and attend mainstream schools.

Whether your child was born deaf, experienced sudden hearing loss, or no longer properly benefits from hearing aids, an Advanced Bionics cochlear implant system may be an effective solution for treating your child’s hearing loss. Our products and rehabilitation tools have enabled thousands of children around the world to talk, succeed in school, and socialize with peers. As you and your child embark on this journey to hearing, you can trust that AB’s valuable network of hearing healthcare professionals, recipients, and parents of recipients will encourage, inform, and support you along the way.

With AB, miracles can happen every day.

No One Journeys Alone

AB understands the stress and emotions that come with hearing loss, so we strive to make your child’s journey to hearing as easy as possible. From helping you determine candidacy assisting with financing, and standing by your side throughout implantation, recoveryactivation, and habilitation, AB is there for your family every step of the way. 

Get Supported

The Bionic Ear Association (BEA) connects you to hearing healthcare professionals or mentors who offer one-on-one support throughout your child’s journey to hearing.

You can also join AB’s – the largest online cochlear implant forum providing a place to chat, laugh, learn and share stories about life with cochlear implants and hearing loss.

Get Evaluated

After taking our candidacy quiz, have your child evaluated by a hearing healthcare professional at your nearest clinic. Your audiologist will perform tests to determine whether your child is a cochlear implant candidate.

Learn What to Do While You Wait

The rehAB portal is the place to find resources that you can use to support your child right now and other resources that will grow with your child. Click here to get your free tools.


AB is here to help you navigate the process of choosing, financing, and living with cochlear implants. Funding possibilities and insurance coverage differ from country to country. Please contact your nearest cochlear implant center or the AB office in your region for more information.

Schedule Implantation and Activation

If your child is a cochlear implant candidate, your hearing health practitioner will schedule your child for implantation and initial activation, which is when your child begins hearing the first sounds with their cochlear implant. It won’t be long before your child is hearing their best with AB.

Get Insurance Coverage Approved

AB is here to help you navigate the process of getting your insurance coverage approved. Contact AB’s insurance reimbursement specialists for assistance. They are well versed in AB’s medical device and know how to advocate on your behalf.

Harrison's Journey to Hearing

“To say that it’s been a miracle really doesn’t do it justice. You know, we have a deaf child who wouldn’t have the same access and quality of life that he has today without this device. It’s been such a tremendous journey for us and none of this would have been possible without Advanced Bionics.”

— Mark Edwards, father of Harrison

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Thank you for contacting us to assist with your hearing solutions. Count on us—a community of hearing health professionals and recipients of cochlear implants—to help you Hear and Be Heard™. A representative from Advanced Bionics will be in touch soon!

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The Journey for your child

Teach Children about the Journey to Hearing with Cochlear Implants

This fun, informative video illustrates the journey to hearing for kids. See why his cochlear implant makes him “the happiest monkey in the world!


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Jake's Journey to Hearing

“In 1997, Jake lost his speech and hearing at age 4. If someone had told me then that I’d one day be able to talk to Jake with his back to me, I would have thought that was such a miracle. If you’d told me then that he’d be going on to the university, I’d be amazed. The first implant enabled him to gain access to education, the second implant seems to have enabled him socially.”

— Jane Foreman, mother of Jake, implanted at age 5, bilaterally implanted at age 13