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What is the cost of a cochlear implant?

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The cost of a cochlear implant varies, but with the cost of the required surgery, the device itself and the medical treatment before and after, it is estimated to cost as much as $100,000, as of 2014. This cost is often heavily defrayed with insurance benefits.

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Cochlear implants are partially or fully covered by benefits provided by most insurance companies, as well as Medicare, as reported by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. A presurgical evaluation is required prior to insertion of a cochlear implant, and extensive postsurgical rehabilitation is required in order to obtain the full benefits of a cochlear implant.

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