"I'm able to go out with my friends again, go to a restaurant and cafes again, and participate in church activities, go into noisy environments. It's still hard, but I can do it, which opens up so many more possibilities."

- Bernie, a bilateral Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implant recipient

Bernie shares his experience of upgrading to the CochlearTM Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor and how it has made hearing better not just at work, but also at home!

Updating his sound processors has been an important part of Bernie’s ability to work as a journalist, as well as his enjoyment of life. Having started with the Freedom® Sound Processor, before using the Nucleus 5, Nucleus 6 and now Nucleus 8 Sound Processors, Bernie has noticed a significant improvement each time.



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In Australia, Cochlear™ Nucleus® implant systems are intended for the treatment of moderately severe to profound hearing loss.

In Australia, Baha® bone conduction implant systems are intended for the treatment of moderate to profound hearing loss.

In Australia, the Cochlear™ Osia® System is indicated for patients with conductive, mixed hearing loss and single-sided sensorineural deafness (SSD) aged 10 years and above with up to 55 decibels sensorineural hearing loss. Patients should have sufficient bone quality and quantity to support successful implant placement. Surgery is required to use this product. Any surgical procedure carries risk.

For Cochlear™ Nucleus®, Osia® and Baha® systems: This product is not available for purchase by the general public. For information on funding and reimbursement please contact your health care professional.

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