Learn How Cochlear Helps People Hear

We’re the people who help people hear. In fact, our Cochlear hearing implants have helped over 450,000 people hear – that’s more than all the other hearing implant companies combined.1 And no matter how many people we help, no matter how big that number gets, we still get choked up every time we see the priceless expression of someone being able to hear, either again or for the very first time.

Dr. Graeme Clark knows that feeling more than anyone else. After watching his father struggle with deafness his whole life, Dr. Clark vowed to do what many in the scientific and medical communities said was impossible. In 1978, he proved all the experts wrong when he gave Rod Saunders the world’s first multi-channel cochlear hearing implant. And the miracle of hearing.

That groundbreaking day made history. It also made it possible for hundreds of thousands of people to hear their children, their friends and families. The invention of the world’s first multi-channel cochlear implant over 30 years ago evolved into our Cochlear™ Nucleus® System. We then expanded our hearing implant solutions with the Cochlear Baha® System and the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Hybrid Implant System to treat a broader range of hearing loss. Today, as the global leader in hearing implant technology, we continue to invest more than any other company in research and development to advance hearing technology.2-3 All to make sure your hearing keeps improving throughout your life.

Learn more about Cochlear Hearing Implants.


  1. Cochlear Americas [Date on file] 2012 March.
  2. Cochlear Annual Report, 2013 September. Income statement. [Internet: pdf document, 59 p.] 2013 September [cited 2015 May 4] Available from: www.cochlear.com
  3. Sonova Annual Report 2012/2013, 2013 May. Financial review. [Internet: pdf document, 128 p.] 2013 May [cited 2015 May 4]. Available at: www.sonova.com