Program Overview

Implantable Hearing Technology is considered as an option when conventional hearing aids are no longer able to provide access to sounds for good speech understanding. Implantable hearing technology refers to hearing devices that require surgery, e.g. a cochlear implant or Baha technology.

The team at All Ears Audiology understand that each client presents with their unique hearing history, audiological presentation and listening needs. To ensure all suggested hearing solutions meet your listening goals and expectations you will be assessed and managed by 2 experienced audiologists. This ensures your continuity of care.

Recommendations made are based on results obtained during your pre-operative appointments in consultation with your ENT specialist. Pre-operative programs are tailored specifically for your clinical presentation. For some clients a number of implantable technology solutions may be suitable. We believe our pre-operative program ensures all hearing options are explored thoroughly and that you receive optimal pre and post-operative care.

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Clients considered for implantable hearing technology solutions are typically referred by their General Practitioner and under the care of an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist. As such, Medicare rebates will apply for some, but not all, assessment and management appointments. We will be able to provide you with detailed information regarding fees and charges associated with your pre- and postoperative requirements at your initial appointment.

Private Health

You may be entitled to a rebate through your Private Health fund for audiology appointments not covered by Medicare.

If you have Private Health Insurance that covers surgically implanted prostheses, implantable hearing technology is covered. You will however need to check with your fund regarding any out-of-pocket expense associated with the surgical procedure and hospital admission. There may be also be an out-of-pocket expense with your ENT specialist and anaesthetist. This can be discussed further should a recommendation be made for implantable hearing technology.

Pre-Appointment Suggestions

If you currently wear hearing aid(s) it is recommended that you see your hearing aid provider prior to your first appointment at All Ears Audiology. This is to ensure that your hearing aid(s) are working optimally for our assessments.

Any reports you can bring from your hearing aid provider would be most beneficial for your evaluation (this includes previous audiograms and speech testing). We would be delighted to discuss your results with your hearing aid professional following our assessments.

The Cochlear Awareness Network is an excellent resource to read and contact others with similar types of hearing loss to yours. Click on the “Stories” link to find someone like you.

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COVID-19 Update

At All Ears & Speech our priority is to ensure the health and well-being of our team and valued clients. We understand the significant impact the Coronavirus is having on everyone and that this is one of the biggest challenges we have all faced. We are in this together and our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your families during this time.

Whilst our practice activities have slowed significantly, our team remains able to assist you with your hearing and speech healthcare. We have reduced our clinical hours, further strengthened our already exemplary hygiene practices and our Speech Pathologists are now primarily providing services online using TeleHealth. 

From the 1st April 2020, we have put the following additional safeguards in place to ensure everyone’s well-being and that our business can continue to look after you and your family.

  • Our administration team will work remotely during the day and attend clinic outside normal clinic hours. This is to minimise contact between clinicians, clients and our admin team. Should at any stage someone be exposed to Coronavirus our risk of transmitting the infection to others is significantly reduced. Kindly leave a message on our answering machine and rest assured we will return your call as soon as possible

  • For NEW CLIENTS – we are here to help and answer any questions you may have regarding your hearing, your child’s hearing or your child’s speech and language development. We can offer initial consults over the phone or via TeleHealth (videoconferencing) to assist. We can then determine whether we need to see you in person urgently or whether we can provide you with services via TeleHealth or other resources to help you in the interim. Again, please leave a message on our answering machine or email us on and we will get back to you asap.

  • For clients with URGENT REFERRALS from Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists or other medical practitioners we will see you should you pass our COVID19 questionnaire. As per government regulations we will not see anyone who has: 

    1. travelled interstate or overseas without self-isolating for 14 days

    2. anyone unwell (fever, sore throat, respiratory difficulties)

    3. anyone who has been in contact with someone who has travelled or who may have been exposed to COVID19

We will be offering complimentary online resources and short videos to improve children’s listening, learning, speech and language development during this time. 

For our adult clients we will be providing auditory training resources to make the most of your devices, and lots of information about hearing loss and the various technologies available. Our team are excited to be updating and sharing these resources with you. As always, any feedback, or suggestions on topics that you would like covered will be warmly received.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our clients for your emails, phone calls and supportive comments during this time. These have been so encouraging and brightened our day. Our clients will continue to remain our priority and we can not thank you enough for choosing us as your service provider. 

On behalf of the team at All Ears & Speech please stay safe and healthy.

Nicole Eglinton

Proud Director of the best team of Audiologists & Speech Pathologist in SA