Smart bimodal hearing solution

Hear your best with both ears. Discover a smart bimodal hearing solution from Cochlear and ReSound.

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The benefits of bimodal hearing

If you have hearing loss and experience difficulty understanding conversations, even when wearing high-powered hearing aids in each ear, you may need a different hearing solution. It may be time to consider a bimodal solution — a cochlear implant on one ear with a hearing aid on the other.

A bimodal solution may provide greater sound clarity and improved speech understanding, especially in noise.1 With a bimodal solution, you may also be able to determine where sound is coming from better, have an improved quality of life and enjoy improved satisfaction listening to music than with hearing aids alone.1,2

For a premium hearing experience with advanced connectivity, we offer smart bimodal hearing solutions 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 solutions allow you to stream sound directly to both ears from a compatible Apple® or Android™ device*, when using a Nucleus® 7 or Kanso® 2 Sound Processor and a compatible ReSound™ hearing aid.

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Additional bimodal hearing options

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Cochlear offers a range of options designed to help you hear better with both ears, so you don't have to miss out on the moments that matter.

The smart bimodal hearing solution experience

Cochlear recipient Christopher plays guitar with a friend

"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. - Nucleus® recipient

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Connect to your world like never before

To get access to the most premium bimodal solution on the market, all you need is a:

  • Nucleus® 7 or Kanso® 2 Sound Processor
  • Compatible ReSound hearing aid*
  • Compatible Apple® smartphone or device*
  • Compatible Android™ smartphone or device*


*For compatibility information, visit www.Cochlear.com/compatibility.

Views expressed by Cochlear recipients are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology. Outcomes and results may vary.

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  1. Gifford RH, Dorman MF, McKarns SA, Spahr AJ. Combined electric and contralateral acoustic hearing: Word and sentence recognition with bimodal hearing. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 2007 Aug 1;50(4):835-43.
  2. Firszt JB, Reeder RM, Holden LK, Dwyer NY; Asymmetric Hearing Study Team. Results in Adult Cochlear Implant Recipients With Varied Asymmetric Hearing: A Prospective Longitudinal Study of Speech Recognition, Localization, and Participant Report. Ear Hear. 2018 Sep/Oct;39(5):845-862.
  3. Potts LG, Skinner MW, Litovsky RA, Strube MJ, Kuk F. Recognition and localization of speech by adult cochlear implant recipients wearing a digital hearing aid in the nonimplanted ear (bimodal hearing). Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. 2009 Jun 1;20(6):353-73.