Even though there is no cure for hearing loss, the cochlear implant is now widely accepted as a treatment for people with profound hearing loss.
Cochlear Nucleus Cochlear Implants
The Cochlear Nucleus System comprises two main parts: the external sound processor and the implant, which is surgically placed under the skin and connected to an electrode in the inner ear (cochlea).
Cochlear Hybrid Hearing is a mix of two technologies that have been shown to work well.
The first is acoustic amplification, which boosts your natural low-frequency hearing after surgery.
The second is their innovative Cochlear Implant technology, which lets you hear high-frequency sounds you haven't been able to hear before. This gives you a fuller hearing experience.
Thin and discreet
The thinnest implants in the world are the Nucleus Profile and Profile Plus Series Implants. They are made with a flexible coil that helps them fit your head's natural shape.
Profile Plus and Profile Series Implants have a high resistance to impact - up to 2.5 joules - the standard for impact testing in Europe.
A design for life
The shape of the cochlea is different for each person. Because of this, Cochlear has different shapes and lengths of electrodes.
Some of the things that make Cochlear's electrodes and implants stand out are:
- A total of 22 active contacts
- The thinnest electrodes in the industry
- Electrodes which are placed close to the hearing nerve
- The best record of long-term reliability in the industry
MRI scans are no problem
Cochlear was the first company to add an easy-to-remove magnet to cochlear implants in 1997. This made it possible to remove the magnet if needed in a simple outpatient procedure before an MRI. The magnet is easy to take off, so people with cochlear implants will always be able to have a hassle-free MRI scan, even if their medical needs or imaging technology change over time.
With the Nucleus Cochlear Implant, people with cochlear implants can go to an MRI without taking out the internal magnet or putting a head wrap on.
Android and iPhone streaming
The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor was the first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor when it came out in 2017.
Cochlear is also the first company to make cochlear implants to allow direct audio streaming from Android devices to its cochlear implant sound processor without needing an extra device or attachment.
FDA-approved for Unilateral hearing loss and Single-sided deafness
Unilateral hearing loss is when you have trouble hearing in one ear but almost normal hearing in the other. Single-sided deafness affects people with severe to profound hearing loss in one ear but normal or nearly normal hearing in the other.
The FDA has recently approved the implants for people with unilateral hearing loss and single-sided deafness.
From Sydney, Australia, Cochlear is one of the world leaders in Cochlear hearing solutions. The company has more than 3,500 employees worldwide, and each year it spends more than AUD$160 million on research and development. Health care professionals use cochlear implants, bone conduction implants, and acoustic implants to treat a wide range of moderate to severe types of hearing loss.