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What is the difference between hearing aids and hearing implants?

Hearing aids help many people by making the sounds they hear louder. Unfortunately, as hearing loss progresses, sounds need to not only be made louder, they need to be made clearer. Hearing implants may help give you that clarity, even in noisy environments.²

Cochlear implants are better than hearing aids in noisy environments.

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Many factors contribute to improved hearing performance. Research and decades of experience have demonstrated that hearing implants provide improved:

  • Clarity, restoring access to missing sounds3

  • Hearing in noise and speech understanding4,5

  • Quality of life5

Hearing implants…

  • Are covered by Medicare (and most other insurance)*

  • Are a FDA approved and established medical treatment

  • Involve a routine outpatient surgical procedure

93% of cochlear implant recipients demonstrated improved speech understanding compared to hearing aids.5

83% reported a statistically significant improvement in quality of life after receiving a cochlear implant.5

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

*Covered by Medicare for beneficiaries who meet CMS criteria for coverage. Contact your insurance provider or hearing implant specialist to determine your eligibility for coverage.


  1. WHO | 10 facts of deafness [Internet: Cited 10 Jun 2019].
  2. The Nucleus Freedom Cochlear Implant Surveillance Trial Results. 2008 June.
  3. Novak MA, Firszt JB, Rotz LA, et al. Cochlear implants in infants and toddlers. Ann, Otol Rhino Laryngol Suppl 2000; 185:46-49.
  4. Hirschfelder A, Gräbel S, Olze H. The impact of cochlear implantation on quality of life: The role of audiologic performance and variables. w Head Neck Surg. 2008 Mar;138(3): 357-362.
  5. Clinical Evaluation of the Cochlear Nucleus CI532 Cochlear Implants in Adults Investigator Meeting. 2019 Apr.