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Cochlear implants may be a solution if your hearing aids
are not helping you understand sounds and speech.

If you are straining to hear even when using powerful hearing aids and find that you are unable to understand what is being said, a cochlear implant may be the solution you've been waiting for.

 
 

Do you qualify for a cochlear implant?

Cochlear implants work differently than hearing aids. Hearing aids help many people with hearing loss by making sounds louder. However, cochlear implants can be a more effective option for those with more significant hearing loss; specifically moderate to profound hearing loss in adults. For some people, using a hearing aid(s) with a severe to profound hearing loss can be like listening to a loud, badly tuned radio.You may hear parts of what is being said and it may be loud enough, but the words are not clear.

Note: Wearing hearing aids first is a necessary step in the evaluation process for a cochlear implant.

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How much does a cochlear implant cost?

Unlike hearing aids, cochlear hearing implants may be covered by Medicare. They are also covered by many insurance plans and typically Medicaid.* Contact your insurance company or local Hearing Implant Specialist to determine coverage as well as your estimated out-of-pocket expenses. The cost of a cochlear implant will vary from person to person based on their specific health plan.

*Covered for Medicare beneficiaries who meet CMS criteria for coverage. Coverage for adult Medicaid recipients varies according to state specific guidelines. Contact your insurance provider or hearing implant specialist to determine your eligibility for coverage.

 
 

Lifestyle and Health Benefits of Cochlear Implants

Research and decades of experience demonstrate that cochlear implants help improve:

  • Speech understanding, sound clarity and language skills1,2
  • Hearing in noise¹
  • Quality of life³
  • Employment opportunities4
  • Overall health5
  • Cognitive health6
  • Verbal and memory functions6

Better Hearing in Noise with a cochlear implant1

*The Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) measures a person’s ability to hear speech in quiet and at a normal conversational level.

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The first step to better hearing is to have your hearing checked by a Hearing Implant Specialist.

 
 

How a Cochlear Implant works.

Cochlear implants are designed to mimic the function of a healthy inner ear or cochlea. They replace the function of damaged sensory hair cells inside the cochlea to help provide clearer sound than what hearing aids can provide. Unfortunately, damaged or missing sensory hair cells do not regenerate, so this type of hearing loss doesn't improve without treatment.

There are two primary components of the Cochlear™ Nucleus® System: the external sound processor and the implant that is surgically placed underneath the skin attached to the electrode array that is inserted in the cochlea.

We offer a choice of sound processor wearing options.

Watch the video to see how the Cochlear™ Nucleus® System works.

You Have A Choice

Kanso® Sound Processor
Our small, off-the-ear sound processor

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor
Our small and smart behind-the-ear sound processor.

Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor

The Cochlear Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor

Kanso® is a new way of hearing with a Cochlear Implant. It’s an off-the-ear hearing solution designed to be so DISCREET and comfortable you may even forget you’re wearing it.

The Kanso Sound Processor can give you an increased level of confidence to help you live your LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

Although the Kanso Sound Processor is designed to be discreet, it is also designed to provide you with OPTIMAL HEARING PERFORMANCE when high-powered hearing aids are no longer enough to help you understand and engage in conversations.

The Kanso Sound Processor includes our most advanced technologies, including dual microphones and SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN and True Wireless connectivity to help you hear your best, especially in noisy environments.

*SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings.


A range of color options to match your hair

Choose the color of your Kanso Sound Processor for the perfect blend.

 

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Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

Nucleus 7 Sound Processor - Advancements in Connectivity and Comfort

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the smallest and lightest behind-the-ear solution available9 that has built-in technology offering direct streaming, control and connectivity with a compatible Apple®10 or Android™ device.* This means that you can stream your favorite movies, TV shows, music and more directly to your sound processor without sacrificing size, comfort or battery life.

Designed specifically for the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, the Smart App provides you with a convenient and easy way to tailor your hearing to your personal preferences—all from your compatible Apple or Android smartphone or Apple Watch.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor also features our innovative technologies, including:

  • Dual microphones that help filter out background noise and everyday environments
  • Automatic sound processing to hear better in noise11
  • Built-in 2.4 GHz True Wireless technology to help you hear more clearly in challenging situations without neck-worn loops or wires12

* Direct streaming available only with the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor from a compatible Apple® or Android™ device. For compatibility information, visit www.Cochlear.com/compatibility

Made For iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is available in a range of colors

 


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You Have A Choice

Learn More About The Kanso Sound Processor

Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor

The Cochlear Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor

Kanso® is a new way of hearing with a Cochlear Implant.. It’s an off-the-ear hearing solution designed to be so DISCREET and comfortable you may even forget you’re wearing it.

The Kanso Sound Processor can give you an increased level of confidence to help you live your LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

Although the Kanso Sound Processor is designed to be discreet, it is also designed to provide you with OPTIMAL HEARING PERFORMANCE when high-powered hearing aids are no longer enough to help you understand and engage in conversations.

The Kanso Sound Processor includes our most advanced technologies, including dual microphones and SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN and True Wireless connectivity to help you hear your best, especially in noisy environments.

*SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings.


A range of color options to match your hair

Choose the color of your Kanso Sound Processor for the perfect blend.

 

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Learn More About The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

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Nucleus 7 Sound Processor - Advancements in Connectivity and Comfort

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is the smallest and lightest behind-the-ear solution available9 that has built-in technology offering direct streaming, control and connectivity with a compatible Apple®10 or Android™ device.* This means that you can stream your favorite movies, TV shows, music and more directly to your sound processor without sacrificing size, comfort or battery life.

Designed specifically for the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, the Smart App provides you with a convenient and easy way to tailor your hearing to your personal preferences—all from your compatible Apple or Android smartphone or Apple Watch.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor also features our innovative technologies, including:

  • Dual microphones that help filter out background noise and everyday environments
  • Automatic sound processing to hear better in noise11
  • Built-in 2.4 GHz True Wireless technology to help you hear more clearly in challenging situations without neck-worn loops or wires12

* Direct streaming available only with the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor from a compatible Apple® or Android™ device. For compatibility information, visit www.Cochlear.com/compatibility

Made For iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is available in a range of colors

 

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See how cochlear implants have changed the lives of others.

Watch these videos to see first-hand how cochlear implants have changed lives and may be able to change yours.

Hearing your best with two ears.

Hearing with both ears offers a clear advantage, especially when it comes to distinguishing where sound is coming from and understanding speech in noisy environments. Depending on your degree of hearing loss, you may benefit from using a hearing aid in one ear and a cochlear implant in the other. This is commonly referred to as bimodal hearing. The Nucleus System works with any hearing aid; however if you use the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and a qualifying ReSound hearing aid,* you can experience the smart bimodal solution and stream sound directly to both ears at once.

* With compatible ReSound hearing aids. A list of compatible hearing aids is available online at: Cochlear.com/US/Nucleus7Compatibility

 
 

Your journey to better hearing is worth every step.

Learn more about the steps to getting a cochlear implant.

Step 1: Hearing Test

You will need to have your hearing tested by a Hearing Implant Specialist to determine if you are a candidate for a cochlear implant.

Step 2: Insurance Approval

Your Hearing Implant Specialist will work with your insurance company to determine your eligibility for coverage.

Step 3: Surgery

Cochlear implant surgery is a fairly routine outpatient procedure that usually takes between two to four hours under general anesthesia.

Step 4: Activation

Two to four weeks after surgery, you will have an appointment with your audiologist to activate your cochlear implant. This is the day you will begin to hear sound through your cochlear implant for the first time. How well you will hear right away will vary from person to person depending on length and degree of hearing loss.

Step 5: Ongoing Rehabilitation & Care

Just as with any surgical procedure, you will need to undergo rehabilitation. Your brain will need to be retrained to understand sounds. You will have a series of appointments over the first several months so your audiologist can make adjustments and fine tune your sound processor to help ensure your best hearing experience. Of course, you will have to continue to practice at home as well utilizing rehabilitation tools that can be tailored to your hearing needs.

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