Implantation of hearing devices

What is the 'Implantation of hearing devices'?

Hospital treatment to correct hearing loss, including implantation of a prosthetic hearing device.

  • Stapedectomy is listed separately under 'Ear, nose and throat'.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes implantation of hearing devices, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Implantation of hearing devices category?

Please refer to for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Implantation of hearing devices' services category.

Important, please note.
The MBS item numbers listed will attract benefits from HIF provided that:

(a) the MBS item number forms part of a hospital inpatient admission;

(b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product which includes the clinical category that the MBS item relates to;

(c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods; and

(d) the Membership is financial at the date of service.

To search for more information on a  particular MBS item number, simply copy and paste the MBS item number into the Private Health website which will advise the clinical category of the MBS item number.