At CICADA Australia we believe no one can better explain what it is like to be deaf or hearing impaired and how technology has worked than a person who has experienced it.

CICADA Australia provides information and support for people

  • at the beginning of their journey learning about their cochlear implant options
  • considering a cochlear implant for their child or wanting to provide peers for a child with an implant
  • who want advice from people who’ve experienced living with implant
  • with an implant and want to connect with others with a cochlear  implant
  • whether you identify as Deaf, Hard of Hearing, use Auslan or spoken language as your primary method of communication
  • who simply need some support for themselves, a family member or a friend

Find a CICADA organisation in your state:

We believe no one can better explain what it is like to be deaf or hearing impaired and how technology has worked than a person who has experienced it.

CICADA Australia provides information and support for people

  • at the beginning of their journey learning about their cochlear implant options
  • considering a cochlear implant for their child or wanting to provide peers for a child with an implant
  • who want advice from people who’ve experienced living with implant
  • with an implant and want to connect with others with a cochlear  implant
  • whether you identify as Deaf, Hard of Hearing, use Auslan or spoken language as your primary method of communication
  • who simply need some support for themselves, a family member or friend

Find a CICADA organisation in your state:

Members of CICADA Australia have experienced the frustration and difficulty of collecting information needed to make decisions. Specifically, to find useful, trustworthy information on the wide range of options in order to work out what is best for us. Although sometimes we’ve taken decisions only to find later other options were open to us.

So, we decided to share our knowledge about the various options to help your hearing. And because our members range from people with hearing aids through to implanted devices we can share first-hand experiences.

Furthermore, many of our members have experienced severe or total hearing loss and its impact on families and friends. In reality, an issue not understood by people without hearing loss.

We have experienced deafness, its everyday impacts and how hearing technology helps.

And it is for this reason we are best placed to provide support, advice and companionship.

While doctors and audiologists can tell you the procedures involved and what results may be achieved, they cannot add the dimension of personal experience.

Indeed, our support is quite different and complementary to audiologists, clinicians and surgeon’s support. As a result, our members have found it valuable to meet with people (and their families) who’ve experienced the technology or been through the procedure they’re considering.

So, join us today and let us support you into the future.