Want more information?

Cochlear implants may be a solution if your hearing aids
are not helping you understand sounds and speech.

If you are straining to hear even when using powerful hearing aids and find that you are unable to understand what is being said, a cochlear implant may be the solution you've been waiting for.

Cochlear implants are designed to provide you with the clarity of sound and speech that you may be missing, especially in noisy situations.

“The experience of getting the implant was really one of regaining community. It restored a bridge between my family and my loved ones. It was amazing.”
-Jack B., Cochlear Nucleus® Implant recipient

Do you qualify for a cochlear implant?

Cochlear implants help those with severe to profound hearing loss in both ears who are not receiving enough benefit when using hearing aids. For some people, using a hearing aid(s) with a severe to profound hearing loss can be like listening to a loud, badly tuned radio.You may hear parts of what is being said and it may be loud enough, but the words are not clear.

Note: Wearing hearing aids first is a necessary step in the evaluation process for a cochlear implant.

Want to know if a cochlear implant may be a solution for you?

Take a Short Quiz!

How a Cochlear Implant works.

Cochlear implants are designed to mimic the function of a healthy inner ear or cochlea. They replace the function of damaged sensory hair cells inside the cochlea to provide clearer sound than what hearing aids can provide - particularly for those with severe to profound hearing loss. Unfortunately, damaged or missing sensory hair cells do not regenerate, so this type of hearing loss doesn't improve without treatment.

Cochlear implants can seem like a miracle because they provide access to sounds that you can no longer hear, even in noisy environments.

There are two primary components of the Cochlear Nucleus® System: the external sound processor and the implant that is surgically placed underneath the skin attached to an electrode that is inserted in the cochlea.

We offer a choice of sound processor wearing options.

Cochlear Nucleus System
“I realized that the only thing hearing aids were doing for me was raising the volume. I was just hearing louder mumbling. It isolated me a little bit … I knew at that point I wanted cochlear implants.”
- Nina P., Cochlear Nucleus® Implant recipient

Cochlear implants are better than hearing aids in noisy environments.1

For many people, cochlear implants can:

  • Give you access to the sounds you're missing
  • Provide greater sound clarity
  • Improve hearing in noise
  • Help you understand speech
  • Increase hearing satisfaction and improve quality of life

Hearing in Noise*

*The Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) measures a person’s ability to hear speech in quiet and at a normal conversational level.

How much does a cochlear implant cost?

Unlike hearing aids, cochlear implants may be covered by Medicare, many insurance plans and typically Medicaid. Contact your insurance company or local Hearing Implant Specialist to determine coverage as well as your estimated out-of-pocket expenses. The cost of a cochlear implant will vary from person to person based on their specific health plan.

You Have A Choice

Kanso Sound Processor

The Kanso Sound Processor is the smallest and
lightest off-the-ear solution available.2,3 It’s discreet,
easy to use and features the same innovative
technology as our behind-the-ear sound processor.

Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is the smallest
behind-the-ear sound processor in the industry*
that features our most advanced technology to
provide your best hearing performance.

Nucleus® Kanso™ Sound Processor

The Cochlear Nucleus® Kanso Sound Processor

Kanso is a new way of hearing with a Cochlear Implant.. It’s an off-the-ear hearing solution designed to be so DISCREET and comfortable you may even forget you’re wearing it.

The Kanso Sound Processor can give you an increased level of confidence to help you live your LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

Although the Kanso Sound Processor is designed to be discreet, it is also designed to provide you with OPTIMAL HEARING PERFORMANCE when high-powered hearing aids are no longer enough to help you understand and engage in conversations.

The Kanso Sound Processor includes our most advanced technologies, including dual microphones and SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN and True Wireless connectivity to help you hear your best, especially in noisy environments.

*SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings.


A range of color options to match your hair

Choose the color of your Kanso Sound Processor for the perfect blend.

 

Request Information Guide

Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is the smallest* and smartest behind-the-ear sound processor the world has ever seen. It's very light and comfortable so you can wear it all day, every day.

Designed to help you hear your best, even in noise, the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor features our most innovative technologies, including SmartSound® iQ** with SCAN, dual microphones and our 2.4 GHz True Wireless™ connectivity.

*Nucleus 6 Sound Processor with compact rechargeable battery.

**SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings.


The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is available in a range of colors

 

Request Information Guide

You Have A Choice

Kanso

Learn More About The Kanso Sound Processor

Nucleus® Kanso™ Sound Processor

The Cochlear Nucleus® Kanso Sound Processor

Kanso is a new way of hearing with a Cochlear Implant.. It’s an off-the-ear hearing solution designed to be so DISCREET and comfortable you may even forget you’re wearing it.

The Kanso Sound Processor can give you an increased level of confidence to help you live your LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

Although the Kanso Sound Processor is designed to be discreet, it is also designed to provide you with OPTIMAL HEARING PERFORMANCE when high-powered hearing aids are no longer enough to help you understand and engage in conversations.

The Kanso Sound Processor includes our most advanced technologies, including dual microphones and SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN and True Wireless connectivity to help you hear your best, especially in noisy environments.

*SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings.


A range of color options to match your hair

Choose the color of your Kanso Sound Processor for the perfect blend.

 

Learn More About Cochlear Implants
Request Information Guide

Nucleus 6

Learn More About The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor

Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is the smallest* and smartest behind-the-ear sound processor the world has ever seen. It's very light and comfortable so you can wear it all day, every day.

Designed to help you hear your best, even in noise, the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor features our most innovative technologies, including SmartSound® iQ** with SCAN, dual microphones and our 2.4 GHz True Wireless™ connectivity.

*Nucleus 6 Sound Processor with compact rechargeable battery.

**SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings.


The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is available in a range of colors

 

Learn More About Cochlear Implants
Request Information Guide

See how cochlear implants have changed the lives of others.

Watch these videos to see first-hand how cochlear implants have changed lives and may be able to change yours.

Your journey to better hearing is worth every step.

Learn more about the steps to getting a cochlear implant.

Step 1: Evaluation

You will need to visit a Hearing Implant Specialist to determine if you are a candidate for a cochlear implant.

Step 2: Insurance Approval

Your Hearing Implant Specialist will work with your insurance company to determine your eligibility for coverage.

Step 3: Surgery

Cochlear implant surgery is a fairly routine outpatient procedure that usually takes between two to four hours under general anesthesia.

Step 4: Activation

Two to four weeks after surgery, you will have an appointment with your audiologist to activate your cochlear implant. This is the day you will begin to hear sound through your cochlear implant for the first time. How well you will hear right away will vary from person to person depending on length and degree of hearing loss.

Step 5: Ongoing Rehabilitation & Care

Just as with any surgical procedure, you will need to undergo rehabilitation. Your brain will need to be retrained to understand sounds. You will have a series of appointments over the first several months so your audiologist can make adjustments and fine tune your sound processor to help ensure your best hearing experience. Of course, you will have to continue to practice at home as well utilizing rehabilitation tools that can be tailored to your hearing needs.

Mythbusters
(Click to see the answer)

It’s time to get back what you’re missing. Start your journey to better hearing today.

The most common response we hear after someone receives their implant is “I wish I had gotten it sooner!” Don't wait to rediscover the sounds you love.

Take the short online hearing quiz that will help assess your hearing loss and recommend a possible solution for you.

And, if you would like more in-depth information on the benefits of cochlear implants, we can send you a free informational brochure today.

Request Information Guide