Nucleus® implant reliability

With a cochlear implant, adults and children want to choose the best hearing solution for today and for the future. That’s why reliability is so important.

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What you'll find on this page

  • Why implant reliability is important.
  • Why Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implants are the most reliable today for both adults and children.

Reliability you can count on

Choosing a cochlear implant is an important decision. Be it for the individual or a loved one, adults and children want to trust that they're choosing the right hearing solution for today and for the future.

Along with hearing performance, the reliability of the implant an adult or child chooses is a measure of quality and can provide peace of mind for the years to come. That's why it matters that Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implants are the most reliable in the industry.1-3

Most reliable today^

No other implant manufacturer can match the reliability of our latest generation implants.1-3

Latest generation implant reliability1-3

Bar graph showing latest generation implant reliability

Reliability data sourced from other manufacturers' reports:

MED-EL
Advanced Bionics

Most reliable over time

Cochlear Nucleus implants are the most reliable on the market, today^ and over time.1-3

Transparency is important to us, so we meet and report against interdependent global standards for implant reliability, publishing data of every implant generation, past and present.4-8

Implant reliability over time1-3

Line graph showing implant reliability over time

Most reliable for children

When choosing a hearing implant for a child, we understand that parents want the very best. Cochlear has market-leading implant reliability rates for children, with 99.71% CSP* within six years for our Nucleus Profile Series Implant and 100% CSP within one year for our Nucleus Profile Plus Series Implant.1

Latest generation implant reliability in children1-3

Bar graph showing latest generation implant reliability in children

Note: MED-EL does not report data separately for adults and children which is required by the European and International consensus statements on cochlear implant reliability reporting.

Most chosen

With more than 410,000 registered Cochlear Nucleus implants worldwide,1 Cochlear leads the way as the most chosen provider of implantable hearing solutions.

Number of registered implants1, 3

Bar graph showing number of registered implants

MED-EL does not report number of registered cochlear implants.

 

Cochlear Nucleus System Reliability Report

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Why cochlear implant reliability matters

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Disclaimer

This material is intended for health professionals. If you are a consumer, 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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Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.

^ Latest generation of cochlear implants commercially available as at 31 December 2019.

* CSP = Cumulative Survival Percentage. CSP includes both device and accident related issues.

References
  1. Cochlear Limited. D1712187. Cochlear Nucleus Reliability Report, Volume 18 December 2019. 2020, Mar.
  2. Hearing Implant Reliability Reporting | MED-EL [Internet]. Medel.com. 2020 [cited 25 February 2020]. Available from: http://www.medel.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/reliability
  3. 2019 Global Implant Reliability Report. 027-N025-02 RevC. Advanced Bionics AG and affiliates.; 2019.
  4. International Standard ISO 5841-2. Implants for Surgery — Cardiac Pacemakers — Part 2: Reporting of Clinical Performance of Populations of Pulse Generators or Leads. Geneva (Switzerland): International Organization for Standardization. 2000.
  5. International Standard ISO 5841-2. Implants for Surgery — Cardiac Pacemakers — Part 2: Reporting of Clinical Performance of Populations of Pulse Generators or Leads. Geneva (Switzerland): International Organization for Standardization. 2014.
  6. European Consensus Statement on Cochlear Implant Failures and Explantations. Otol Neurotol. 2005 Nov;26(6):1097-9.
  7. Battmer RD, Backous DD, Balkany TJ, Briggs RJ, Gantz BJ, van Hasselt A, et al. International Classification of Reliability for Implanted Cochlear Implant Receiver Stimulators. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Oct;31(8):1190-3.
  8. ANSI/AAMI CI86. Cochlear implant systems: Requirements for safety, functional verification,. (2017). Arlington, VA: American National Standards Institute.