I Choose Quality
Choosing a cochlear implant is a very important decision. Be it for yourself or a loved one, you want to trust that you are choosing the best hearing solution for today and for the future. Along with hearing performance, implant reliability is an important consideration. The reliability of the implant you choose is a measure of quality and can provide peace of mind today and for the years to come.
Cochlear™ Nucleus® implants are the most reliable in the industry1-3. We meet and report against the independent global standards for implant reliability4-7, publishing data of every implant generation, past and present.
Most reliable today
Most reliable over time
The numbers speak for themselves. Cochlear Nucleus implants are the most reliable on the market, today** and over time1-3. So, when you choose Cochlear you not only choose quality, you also choose our lifetime commitment to your hearing experience.
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Implant reliability over time1-3
Most reliable for children
When choosing a hearing implant solution for your child, we understand that you want the very best. Getting the very best means choosing Cochlear, with a market-leading implant reliability rate of 99.66% CSP for children for our latest generation implant1.
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.
With more than 345,000 registered Cochlear Nucleus implants worldwide1, Cochlear leads the way as the most trusted provider of implantable hearing solutions.
MED-EL does not report number of registered cochlear implants.
Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional.
Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact Cochlear customer service.
* CSP = Cumulative Survival Percentage - CSP includes both device and accident-related issues.
** Latest generation of cochlear implants commercially available as at 31 December 2017.
- Cochlear Nucleus Implant Reliability Report. Volume 16 | December 2017. D1175804. Cochlear Ltd; 2018.
- Hearing Implant Reliability Reporting | MED-EL [Internet]. Medel.com. 2018 [cited 6 March 2018]. Available from: http://www.medel.com/au/reliability-reporting/
- 2017 Global Implant Reliability Report. 027-N025-02. Advanced Bionics AG and affiliates.; 2017.
- 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.
- 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.
- European Consensus Statement on Cochlear Implant Failures and Explantations. Otol Neurotol. 2005 Nov;26(6):1097-9.
- 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.