How Cochlear™ Hybrid™ Hearing works

CochlearTM HybridTM Hearing solutions combine hearing aid and cochlear implant technologies. Learn how they work together.

An adult wears a Cochlear Hybrid while kayaking

What you'll find on this page

  • The two parts of a Hybrid Hearing implant.
  • How they work to produce sound.

How does Hybrid™ Hearing work?

The Cochlear™ Hybrid™ hearing solution has two parts: an external sound processor with an acoustic component and an internal implant.

The cochlear implant can help you to better hear the high frequency sounds you have been missing, whilst the acoustic component amplifies the natural low-frequency hearing you already have.

By working together, the components may provide a balanced hearing experience.

“Having the cochlear implant just means I get to have a lot more fun. I can communicate again and I can just enjoy the conversation that takes place.”*¹

- Sandy, Cochlear Hybrid Hearing recipient

Can a hybrid cochlear implant help you?

A hearing specialist can advise if a hybrid implant can help you.

A good next step is to visit a hearing health professional who specialises in hearing implant technology. They will know if you could benefit from a hybrid cochlear implant.

Find a hearing implant specialist near you


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 follow the directions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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*1 Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.