Marie's story

Marie has benefited from Cochlear’s evolving technology, most recently with the industry-leading Nucleus® 5 device.

Nucleus 5 recipient Marie crema

After birth-related complications left her with severe hearing loss, Marie’s mother said she used hearing aids with patchy effect until she was four-and-a-half years old.  At that age - before she missed out on the vital period for learning language - Marie received her first Nucleus® cochlear implant. Within six months Marie’s mother said she was speaking more clearly in longer phrases, and her speech and language continued to progress from there. At age 10 Marie was implanted with a Nucleus device in her other ear.

Marie and her mother said her hearing has improved over the years , in step with the fast-evolving Nucleus technology. She’s undergone numerous upgrades for her original implant, most recently upgrading from a Freedom model to the industry-leading Nucleus 5 device.

With the Nucleus 5, Marie said she enjoys “clearer, more pronounced sounds” and uses the different programs for better speech understanding in a range of situations. Marie said the improved noise setting has made it easier to take part in family gatherings and follow her friends’ conversations in the noisy playground. With the new music program, she said can make out many more song lyrics than she could with her Freedom Sound Processor.  She’s also started using the telephone setting occasionally.

While Marie said she was initially doubtful about the remote assistant, she now loves its convenience and efficiency and says it makes it easier for her to manipulate her hearing. Marie said she is also a big fan of the Nucleus 5’s slim, sleek and comfortable design.

As Marie’s story shows, the Nucleus System is a flexible, lifelong solution designed to keep enhancing your hearing experience. To find out more about using and maintaining your Nucleus device, browse our online user guides and troubleshooting guides. Also see our information on upgrade opportunities, or visit your local clinic or hearing health professional. You can also always contact us with any questions. As Marie knows, Cochlear is here to support you every step of your hearing journey.



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.