You may still be able to hear some sounds, but it has gotten harder to hear conversations in both quiet and noisy situations. You can still hear barks and honks, but you can’t hear whistles and chirps, which are high-frequency sounds.
High-frequency sounds help you distinguish words and detect emotion. Without them, words merge together – making what you do hear jumbled and difficult to understand.
Only Cochlear can offer the industry's only Hybrid Hearing solution.
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the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Hybrid Implant System*
*The Nucleus Hybrid Implant System is approved in the US for use only with the Hybrid L24 Implant and adults 18 and older.
Cochlear Hybrid Hearing uses acoustic amplification to improve the hearing you may have after surgery, while taking advantage of cochlear implant technology to restore access to the hearing you're missing. The result can be improved sound quality and speech recognition.
When compared to hearing aids alone, Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Implant Implant System recipients reported:
In addition to better satisfaction and hearing performance, the Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Implant System may be covered by your insurance plan. Contact your insurance company or your local Hearing Implant Specialist to determine your eligibility for coverage.*
*The Nucleus Hybrid System may be classified as new technology by health plans and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis until universal adoption. Cochlear is being proactive in working with insurance companies to expand consideration of coverage for the Nucleus Hybrid Implant System. Coverage for Medicare patients will depend on the level of hearing loss. Contact your insurance company or Hearing Implant Specialist to determine your eligibility for coverage.
The Nucleus Hybrid Implant System makes everything crisp and clear. I asked my husband what sounds I was hearing. He said that’s a bird and that’s silverware clanging against the plate. If I had to choose two words to describe this experience, they would be Miraculous and Life-Changing.
— Ellen, Nucleus Hybrid Implant System Recipient
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1. FDA Panel Sponsor Executive Summary, Nucleus Hybrid L24 Implant System [Internet]. 2013 November 8 [cited 2014 June 5]. Available from: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/