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Smart Bimodal hearing

Hear your best with both ears. Discover Smart Bimodal hearing from Cochlear and ReSound.

An advanced bimodal solution

There are several ways to benefit from bimodal hearing — when you use a hearing aid on one ear and a cochlear implant on the other.

One advanced way is with Smart Bimodal hearing from Cochlear and ReSound, a pioneer in the hearing aid industry which has delivered several hearing industry firsts.

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What is the Smart Bimodal solution?

With a Cochlear™ Nucleus 7® Sound Processor and a compatible hearing aid from ReSound, you can control your settings and stream sound to both ears from a compatible Apple or Android device.

Smart Bimodal hearing is the result of a partnership between Cochlear and ReSound that allows bimodal users to be part of the world around them like never before.

Additional advanced bimodal solutions

Options that help you hear better with both ears, so you don't miss the moments that matter.

How can you get the Smart Bimodal experience?

"My bimodal hearing technology from Cochlear and ReSound has helped me regain the life I thought I had lost. I will be forever grateful for this amazing gift of sound."

- Christopher J, Cochlear™ Nucleus® recipient, USA

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Connect to your world like never before

To get the best bimodal solution, all you need is a:

  • Nucleus 7 Sound Processor
  • compatible ReSound hearing aid*
  • compatible Apple device** or a phone clip for compatible Android devices.


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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* For compatibility information and devices visit and

** Apple Inc. "Compatible hearing devices." Apple support. Published date 31 March 2018.

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