Facts About The Cochlear Implant

  • It took 11 hard years to make (1967-1978) and waseventually released to the public in 1979.
  • Graeme Clark was the creator on the Cochlear Implant as well as other people who helped. 
  • It cost a massive $30 million to research and develop.An operation to have a Cochlear Implant fitted costs about $37,000 (health insurance will usually pay for a quarter of the cost)

$18,000 Implant kit 
$10,000 Surgery 
$5,000 Programming and Audiologist 
$4,000 other costs (surgeons, Anaesthetist)