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. A bimodal hearing solution from the Smart Hearing Alliance provides all the benefits of bimodal hearing with additional advantages. 

The Smart Hearing Alliance was the first to offer a smart bimodal hearing solution with direct streaming to both ears from a compatible Apple or Android™ device.*

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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


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. 

Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.

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ReSound is a trademark of GN Hearing A/S. ReSound is part of the GN group. GN makes life sound better through intelligent audio solutions.

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


  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.