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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 adults with sloping moderate to profound hearing loss in both ears, or children 12 months or older with severe to profound hearing loss in both ears and 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.

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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. 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.

“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 clarity2
  • Improve hearing in noise3
  • Help you understand speech2
  • Increase hearing satisfaction and improve quality of life3

Hearing in noise - cochlear implants vs. hearing aids1

*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 hearing implants may be covered by Medicare. They are also covered by 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.

*Coverage for adult Medicaid recipients varies according to state specific guidelines. Contact your insurance provider or hearing implant specialist to determine your eligibility for coverage.

You Have A Choice

Kanso® Sound Processor

The Kanso Sound Processor is the smallest and lightest off-the-ear solution available.4-5 It's discreet, easy to use and features advanced sound processing technology so you can hear your best.

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is
the world's first and only cochlear implant
sound processor that's Made for iPhone.6

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.

 

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Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the smallest7 and lightest behind-the-ear hearing solution that combines comfort and wearing options with proven hearing performance, so you can hear your best anywhere, any time.8

With Made for iPhone compatibility the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor helps you take control of your hearing and conveniently connect with the people you love with technology you use everyday.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor also features our innovative technologies, including SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN, dual microphones and our 2.4 GHz True Wireless connectivity so you can hear your best.

* SNR-NR, WNR and SCAN 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 7 Sound Processor is available in a range of colors

 


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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.

 

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Nucleus 7

Learn More About The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

The Nucleus 7 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 7 Sound Processor features our most innovative technologies, including SmartSound® iQ** with SCAN, dual microphones and our 2.4 GHz True Wireless™ connectivity.

*Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with compact rechargeable battery.

**SNR-NR, WNR and SCAN 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 7 Sound Processor is available in a range of colors

 

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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.

Hearing your best with two ears.

Hearing with both ears offers a clear advantage, especially when it comes to distinguishing where sound is coming from and understanding speech in noisy environments. Depending on your degree of hearing loss, you may benefit from using a hearing aid in one ear and a cochlear implant in the other. This is commonly referred to as bimodal hearing. The Nucleus System works with any hearing aid however if you use the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and a qualifying ReSound hearing aid,* you can experience the SMARTbimodal solution and stream sound directly to both ears at once from a compatible Apple® device.**

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SMARTbimodal solution

* With compatible ReSound hearing aids. A list of compatible hearing aids is available online at: www.Cochlear.com/US/Nucleus7Compatibility
**A list of compatible Apple devices can be found at the bottom of this page.

Your journey to better hearing is worth every step.

Learn more about the steps to getting a cochlear implant.

Step 1: Hearing Test

You will need to have your hearing tested by 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.

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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.

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