Cochlear: Number one for reliability

Cochlear™ Nucleus® Reliability Report 2016.

Cochlear Nucleus Reliability Report 2016

A cochlear implant is with you for life.

So it's important to go with the brand with the strongest long-term reliability1-4. High implant reliability means less expense and less likelihood of follow-up surgery.

Cochlear's range of implants are the most reliable on the market. We meet and report against the independent global standards for implant reliability2-4. We publish annual data of every implant generation, past and present, and make this information available to surgeons and audiologists around the world.

Reliability Report 2016 - Most chosen

And the results in our 2016 Reliability Report are clear:

  • Cochlear™ Nucleus® Profile Series – 99.97% reliability within two years in the market.
  • Cochlear Nucleus CI24RE – 99% reliability within 11 years in the market.

No other implant company meets the global standards for reliability reporting1-3 and no other company can match Cochlear's record for implant reliability5,6.

Reliability Report 2016 - Most trusted

For Cochlear, reliability matters.

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Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. 

Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.


  1. Cochlear Limited, Cochlear™ Nucleus® Reliability Report, Volume 14, February 2016 D828700 APRIL 16
  2. International standard ISO 5841-2. Implants for surgery — cardiac pacemakers — part 2: reporting of clinical performance of populations of pulse generators or leads. Geneva (Switzerland): International Organization for Standardization; 2000.
  3. European consensus statement on cochlear implant failures and explantations. Otol Neurotol. 2005 Nov;26(6):1097-9 on cochlear implant failures and explantations. Otol Neurotol. 2005 Nov;26(6):1097-9.
  4. Battmer RD, Backous DD, Balkany TJ, Briggs RJ, Gantz BJ, van Hasselt A, et al. International classification of reliability for implanted cochlear implant receiver stimulators. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Oct;31(8):1190-3.
  5. 2015 Cochlear Implant Reliability Report [Internet]. Stäfa (Switzerland): Advanced Bionics AG; 2015 [cited 17 March 2016]; Available from: www.
  6. Hearing Implant Reliability Reporting | MED-EL [Internet]. 2016 [cited 17 March 2016]. Available from: