Cochlear™ implant candidacy

Cochlear™ implants are small,1 smart and easy to use.2 Learn more about who might benefit from them.

Child getting his ear checked with an audiologist

The first step in determining whether someone may benefit from a Carina® System is an audiological evaluation.

A person may be a candidate if he or she is suffering from a moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss or mixed hearing loss.

Adults and children

You may generally consider Carina implants for people who:

  • Meet the minimum age (and/or size) requirement for your country. This is typically between six and 12 months but may vary.

  • Have moderate-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss in one or both ears. Some countries may require hearing loss in both ears.

  • Have moderate-to-profound mixed hearing loss in one or both ears. Some countries may require hearing loss in both ears.

  • Cannot wear hearing aids or a Baha® system, or if they are unsatisfied because of these devices’ poor performance, discomfort or aesthetics.

  • Get limited benefit from a hearing aid, particularly in challenging listening situations like background noise or when in a big group.

  • Are motivated to attend programming sessions, aural rehabilitation sessions and practice listening in daily communication.

  • Have no medical contraindications, such as an inability to tolerate anaesthesia, an acute illness or an unstable chronic condition.

Children of most ages may benefit from Carina implants, and there is no upper age limit for Carina implantation.

Nucleus Implant Reliability Report

High implant reliability means less risk of additional surgery. When considering a cochlear implant, your patients have access to the latest data on short and long-term reliability, including success and failure rates for adults and children.

Nucleus Implant Reliability Report

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  1. Cochlear Limited. D1190805. CP1000 Processor Size Comparison. 2017, Sept; Data on file.
  2. Cochlear Limited. D1296247. CLTD 5620 Clinical Evaluation of Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant System. 2017, Sept; Data on file.