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Better Than a Hearing Aid1

When a crucial part of your inner ear isn’t working properly, you may need more than a hearing aid. Especially if you have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears commonly called “nerve deafness”.

Because all a hearing aid does is amplify sound. It makes everything louder, including background noise. This is where a cochlear implant can really seem like a miracle worker. It’s designed to not only make sounds louder, but clearer.

In fact, a clinical study of Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant recipients clearly shows the remarkable difference, both in noisy and quiet environments.1

In fact, a clinical study of Cochlear Nucleus® Implant recipients clearly shows the remarkable difference, both in noisy and quiet environments.1

And unlike hearing aids, cochlear implants are covered by most insurance plans, Medicare and typically Medicaid. So you no longer have to imagine your favorite songs, you’ll be singing along again.

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  • Sound Can Change Quickly. Now Your Sound Processor Can, Too.

    Every place is different. With different sounds. One minute you’re walking down a quiet street, the next you’re stepping into a crowded restaurant. You go from a concert hall filled with music to a stadium filled with cheers. And now, thanks to synchronized microphones and SmartSound® technology, you’ll hear your best in all of them.

    Unlike most sound processors, the Nucleus® 5 Sound Processor has synchronized microphones that focus on the direction the sounds are coming from, filtering out what you don’t want to hear and tuning in to what you do.

    Then the innovative SmartSound technology optimizes the sound to enhance your hearing in any environment, including ones filled with music or background music.

    If you prefer to have more control over your hearing, you have the choice of using the sound processor or the remote assistant to make simple modifications to your hearing so you hearing your best in any situation, just like everyone else.

  • The World’s Smallest Sound Processor*

    The Nucleus® 5 Sound Processor is the smallest sound processor the world has ever seen*. Nothing fits your head better or more discreetly. It’s light and comfortable with a choice of rechargeable or disposable batteries so you can wear it all day, every day. You can even worry less because both your sound processor and your remote assistant come with a 5-year warranty†.

    And if you’re loving your newfound sense of hearing and want the world to know it, we also offer a wide range of colors, covers and SkinIt’s to choose from. The choice is yours.

    *With compact rechargeable battery option.

    *Terms and conditions apply

  • The World’s Smallest Sound Processor*

    The Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor is the smallest sound processor the world has ever seen*. Nothing fits your head better or more discreetly. It’s light and comfortable with a choice of rechargeable or disposable batteries so you can wear it all day, every day. You can even worry less because both your sound processor and your remote assistant come with a 5-year warranty†.

    *With compact rechargeable battery option.

    *Terms and conditions apply

  • Battery Options For All Occasions

    Select one or use all three battery options to ensure you never go without hearing. The standard disposable battery can last up to three days*, or you can go green with rechargeable batteries that come in two sizes – standard and compact.

    *Individual battery life may vary.

  • Built To Be Strong and Durable

    To truly experience a world of sound, you have to get out there and explore the world around you. That’s exactly what the Nucleus® 5 Sound Processor was designed to handle. Built on a titanium foundation – the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal – it’s strong enough for whatever adventure life has in store for you. For even more peace of mind, it’s backed up with a 5-year warranty that’s just as strong.*"

    *Terms and conditions apply

  • The Earth Is 70% Water. Our Waterproof Technology Makes It 100% Yours.

    There’s something soothing about hearing a rock skip across a pond. Or even the calm of a warm bath. So the last thing you need to be worried about around water is your Cochlear Implant. With an IP57* water-resistant rating, the Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor lets you experience the outdoors or relax in the bath. All with added peace of mind.

    As a parent, you don’t want your kid to miss out on summer activities like swimming at a friend’s house, going to the beach or joining a group trip to a waterpark. The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor allows your child the ability to splash around, play in the waves and go careening down a water slide. All you need to worry about is getting them to put on sunscreen.

    And with the simple addition of the new Aqua Accessory, the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is designed to be completely waterproof.** Don’t just stand there, grab your board or your mask and flippers and dive in.

    Coming Soon: the Aqua+***

    Aqua+*** is a smooth, streamlined and secure solution that allows you or your child to hear their best wherever life takes them.

    With the Aqua+ you can enjoy under water activities with your Nucleus 6 Sound Processor. Just slip on the Aqua+ sleeve and the Aqua+ integrated coil-cable and you are ready for any adventure that comes your way!

    *With rechargeable sound processor battery option. Can be submerged in up to 3 feet of still water for up to 30 minutes. Not intended for swimming.
    **Available with the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor with rechargeable battery option only.
    ***Approved in Canada. Pending FDA approval.

  • The Earth Is 70% Water. Our Waterproof Technology Makes It 100% Yours.

    There’s something soothing about hearing a rock skip across a pond. Or even the calm of a warm bath. So the last thing you need to be worried about around water is your Cochlear Implant. With an IP57* water-resistant rating, the Nucleus® 5 Sound Processor lets you experience the outdoors or relax in the bath. All with added peace of mind.

    As a parent, you don’t want your kid to miss out on summer activities like swimming at a friend’s house, going to the beach or joining a group trip to a waterpark. The Nucleus 5 Sound Processor allows your child the ability to splash around, play in the waves and go careening down a water slide. All you need to worry about is getting them to put on sunscreen.

    And with the simple addition of the new Aqua Accessory, the Nucleus 5 Sound Processor is designed to be completely waterproof.** Don’t just stand there, grab your board or your mask and flippers and flippers and dive in.

    Coming Soon: the Aqua+***

    Aqua+*** is a smooth, streamlined and secure solution that allows you or your child to hear their best wherever life takes them.

    With the Aqua+ you can enjoy under water activities with your Nucleus 5 or Nucleus 6 Sound Processor. Just slip on the Aqua+ sleeve and the Aqua+ integrated coil-cable and you are ready for any adventure that comes your way!

    *With rechargeable sound processor battery option. Can be submerged in up to 3 feet of still water for up to 30 minutes. Not intended for swimming.
    **Available with the Nucleus 5 Sound Processor with rechargeable battery option only.
    ***Approved in Canada. Pending FDA approval.

  • The Best Long-Term Reliability Record 2-7

    We earned that impressive record by doing it longer and better than anyone else. Our Nucleus® CI24RE Cochlear Implant has improved the hearing of over 90,000 people around the world with a remarkable 99% reliability rating at 8 years.2 That’s why 9 out of 10 surgeons surveyed chose the Nucleus System for reliability.8 And why you should, too.

  • Battery Options For All Occasions

    Select one or use all three battery options to ensure you never go without hearing. The standard disposable battery can last up to three days*, or you can go green with rechargeable batteries that come in two sizes – standard and compact.

    *Individual battery life may vary.

  • The First Implant Approved For MRI’s Up To 1.5 Tesla

    An MRI is an important medical tool. So a cochlear implant shouldn’t keep you from getting one. Our implant has been approved for the most common scan level of 1.5 Tesla with the magnet removed.

  • The Perfect Implant For Your Ear

    As the creators of the first multichannel cochlear implant, our scientists know the natural curves of the cochlea come in all different shapes and sizes. That’s why they’ve designed the widest range of electrodes to make sure your surgeon can pick the perfect one to give you the greatest sound resolution and coverage in your inner ear.9-11

    It’s a proven variety of straight, pre-curved and thin electrode configurations all designed to let you distinguish a greater number of pitches and maximize your hearing performance.12,13

  • Convenient Remote Assistant

    The advanced monitoring remote assistant provides easy access to monitor and manage your hearing as well as troubleshoot on your own if needed. You can feel confident your hearing is optimized and your Nucleus® System is working properly with alerts and battery life updates – all easily accessible through one button.

  • 5-Year Warranty*

    You can worry less with the most comprehensive warranty out there. In keeping with our promise to "Hear now And always," your Nucleus® 5 System comes with a no questions asked 5-year warranty.*

    The 5-year warranty covers your:

    ✓ Sound processor ✓Magnet
    ✓ Coil ✓Remote
    ✓Cable ✓Battery Holder & Cover

    *Terms and conditions apply

  • Accessories That Let You Hear Just The Way You Want

    Whether you want to be discreet or live out loud, the Nucleus® 5 Sound Processor allows you to do both. With a wide range of colors and sound processor covers to choose from, you can have a different look every day. In addition, the Nucleus 5 Sound Processor is the smallest sound processor available* and is designed to fit securely and discreetly behind your ear so you’ll be ready for any occasion.

    *With rechargeable battery option

  • The Breakthroughs Will Continue

    No one has advanced the science of hearing implants longer than Cochlear. Or pushed it further. And those advancements will continue.

    We built the largest hearing research and development center in the world to make sure of that. Processors will become more and more powerful, even as they continue to get smaller and smaller, and you will be able to use every breakthrough. That’s the promise we make when we say, "Hear now. And always."

    30 years and 5 sound processor upgrades later, one of our first patients is living proof of our lifetime commitment to you.

    Graham Carrick is profoundly deaf. And yet he can hear, thanks to the Cochlear Implant he got in 1982. Since that remarkable day when he heard his daughter’s voice for the very first time, Graham’s life has never been the same. Everything is so much better than he ever dreamed. We’re proud to say we were with him every step of the way.

    And we’ll be there with you, too.

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    References:

    1. The Nucleus Freedom Cochlear Implant System: Adult Post Market Surveillance Trial Results. 2008 June.

    2. Publication: Nucleus Reliability Report, Vol.11, February 2013.

    3. Publication: Advanced Bionics 2012 Reliability Update, HiRes 90K Supplier A Post-2005 modifications, As of May 1st 2012. 028-M107-03-Rev B.

    4. MED-EL Website: http://www.medel.com/reliability. Concert, June 2013.

    5. Battmer RD, O’Donoghue GM, Lenarz T. A multicenter study of device failure in European cochlear implant centres. Ear Hear 2007 Apr;28(2 Suppl): 95S-99S.

    6. Cullen RD, Fayad JN, Luxford WM, et al. Revision cochlear implant surgery in children. Otol Neurotol 2008;29(2):214-20.

    7. Battmer RD, Linz B, Lenarz T. A review of device failure in more than 23 years of clinical experience of a cochlear implant program with more than 3,400 implantees. Otol Neurotol 2009 Jun;30(4):455-63.

    8. Cochlear surgeons’ preference survey: Internal reliability preferences. [Data on file] Cochlear Americas: 2010 June.

    9. Shannon, R. V., Fu, Q., J., Galvin, J. The number of spectral channels required for speech recognition depends on the difficulty of the listening situation. Acta Otolaryngologica, 2004. 552: p. 50-54.

    10. Briggs R et al. Implantation & Explantation Bone Study of the Nucleus 24 Contour with Softip. Poster presented at the 9th Symposium Cochlear Implants in Children, Washington D.C. April 24-26, 2003.

    11. Pfingst, B. E., Bowling, S. A ., Colesa, D. J., Garadat, S. N., Raphael, Y., Shibata, S. B., Strahl, S. B., Su, G. L., Zhou, N. Cochlear infrastructure for electrical hearing. Hearing Research, 2011. 281: p. 65-73.

    12. Kwon BJ, van den Honert C. Journal of the Acoustic Society of America, 2006. 120(1).

    13. Dowell R. Sixth Asia Pacific Symposium on Cochlear Implants and Related Sciences, 2007. Oct 30-Nov 2. Sydney, Australia.

    ^ Publication: Nucleus Reliability Report, Vol.11, February 2013.

    ^ Publication: Advanced Bionics 2012 Reliability Update, HiRes 90K Supplier A Post-2005 modifications, As of May 1st 2012. 028-M107-03-Rev B.

    ^ MED-EL Website: http://www.medel.com/reliability. Concert, June 2013.

    ^ Battmer RD, O’Donoghue GM, Lenarz T. A multicenter study of device failure in European cochlear implant centres. Ear Hear 2007 Apr;28(2 Suppl): 95S-99S.

    ^ Cullen RD, Fayad JN, Luxford WM, et al. Revision cochlear implant surgery in children. Otol Neurotol 2008;29(2):214-20.

    ^ Battmer RD, Linz B, Lenarz T. A review of device failure in more than 23 years of clinical experience of a cochlear implant program with more than 3,400 implantees. Otol Neurotol 2009 Jun;30(4):455-63.