We transform

We help transform the way people understand and treat hearing loss.

Cochlear recipient Mattias hiking with his family

A world of possibilities

It's the life-changing possibilities that hearing brings which inspire us to develop the highest-quality hearing solutions for people of all ages with moderate, severe or profound hearing loss.

It's also why we provide the services and ongoing support to help you or your loved ones hear their best, wherever they are.

A blade of grass that sparked an innovation

Threading a blade of grass into a seashell — and inspired by his deaf father — Australian Professor Graeme Clark unlocked the secret to positioning an implant inside a human cochlea.

In 2013, Professor Clark won the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for his vision in using medical intervention to restore the sense of hearing to thousands of people.

Since implanting Rod Saunders with the world's first multi-channel cochlear implant in 1978, we've seen the smiles of more than 450,000 people the moment they've been able to hear again — or for the first time. And we're just getting started.



Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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