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
- Learn about Nucleus® Sound Processor reliability
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 410,000 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.1
Cochlear Nucleus Sound Processor reliability
The Nucleus Sound Processors are built to be very durable and the reliability ratings support this. Sound processor reliability is measured by the number of sound processors that are returned over a period of time compared to the sound processors sold over that same time period - Failed Component Return Rate or FCRR. These returns can be due to mechanical, electrical, moisture or damaged/unknown malfunctions. The lower the number, the better.
Nucleus 7 Sound Processor: 0.3% FCRR over 2 years 1,4
Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor: 0.4% FCRR over 2 years 1
Why reliability matters
The world's first child recipient, Holly Taylor, has relied on her Cochlear Nucleus Implant for over 30 years. Discover why she says, 'I choose quality. I choose Cochlear.'
Cochlear Nucleus System reliability
Review our Nucleus Implant reliability report using the European Consensus Statement, International Classification of Reliability & ISO 5841-2 standards.