The benefits of bimodal hearing
For the right person a bimodal hearing solution - with a hearing aid on one ear and a cochlear implant in the other ear - can improve sound quality1,2, speech understanding in noise1,2,3 and the perception of music4 when compared with hearing aids alone.
You can wear our hearing implants with any hearing aid for bimodal hearing.
However, for a premium hearing experience and for advanced connectivity, we offer a smart bimodal hearing solution in collaboration with ReSound, a pioneer in the hearing aid industry.
Bimodal solutions from the Smart Hearing Alliance
Cochlear and ReSound collaborate in the Smart Hearing Alliance, so when there is a need for a hearing aid and a hearing implant, our solutions work together seamlessly.
Our smart bimodal hearing solution allows you to stream sound directly to both ears from a compatible smartphone or device*. In one clinical evaluation, users of the solution were significantly more satisfied with their hearing performance than they were with two hearing aids5.
The smart bimodal hearing solution experience
"My bimodal hearing technology from Cochlear and ReSound has helped me regain the life I thought I had lost. I will be forever grateful for this amazing gift of sound."
- Christopher J, Cochlear™ Nucleus® recipient
Connect like never before
To get the smart bimodal hearing solution experience you need a:
- Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor
- Compatible ReSound hearing aid*
- Compatible smartphone or device*.
Simultaneous streaming to both ears
Our smart bimodal hearing solution allows you to stream music and more from your compatible smartphone or device direct to your compatible sound processor and hearing aid, without the need for an intermediary device*.
Control and confidence
With our smart bimodal solution you can use your compatible smartphone or device to directly control your sound processor and hearing aid settings*.
Additional bimodal hearing options
Bimodal hearing is available in various device combinations to help you hear your best with both ears.
A Cochlear sound processor and any hearing aid
Wearing a Cochlear sound processor with any properly fitting hearing aid on the other ear can give you the benefits of bimodal hearing.
A Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor and any hearing aid
You can experience direct streaming from your compatible smartphone or device to your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, plus enjoy the benefits of bimodal hearing*.