Nucleus® Implant reliability

When choosing a cochlear implant, you want to trust that you are choosing the best hearing solution for today and for the future. That’s why reliability is so important.

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What you will find on this page

  • Learn why implant reliability is important 
  • Discover why Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implants are the most reliable today for both adults and children
  • Hear from the word's first child recipient30 years after she received her implant

Reliability you can count on

Cochlear™ Nucleus® Implants are the most reliable in the industry.1-3 Along with hearing performance, that’s a key reason why Cochlear is the most chosen1,3 hearing implant company. With more than 345,000 implants worldwide,1 no other company can match our record for implant reliability.1-3

We meet and report against independent global standards for implant reliability, publishing data of every implant generation, past and present.4-7

Why cochlear implant reliability matters

The world's first child recipient, Holly Taylor, has relied on her Cochlear implant for 30 years. Discover why she says, 'I choose quality. I choose Cochlear.'


Cochlear Nucleus Implant reliability report

Find more details in our full Nucleus Implant reliability report.

Cochlear Nucleus Implant reliability report

6.3MB | PDF

Disclaimer

* CSP = Cumulative Survival Percentage – CSP includes both device and accident-related issues.

** Latest generation of Cochlear implants commercially available as of 31 December 2017.

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 your local Cochlear representative.

Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers 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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References
  1. Cochlear Nucleus Implant Reliability Report. Volume 16 | December 2017. D1175804. Cochlear Ltd; 2018.
  2. Hearing Implant Reliability Reporting | MED-EL [Internet]. Medel.com. 2018 [cited 6 March 2018]. Available from: http://www.medel.com/au/reliability-reporting/
  3. 2017 Global Implant Reliability Report. 027-N025-02. Advanced Bionics AG and affiliates; 2017. MED-EL does not report number of registered cochlear implants.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. European Consensus Statement on Cochlear Implant Failures and Explantations. Otol Neurotol. 2005 Nov;26(6):1097-9.
  7. 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.