"The quality of hearing…it just catapults you into a whole different realm. It’s totally different than hearing aids."

-Ellen D. - Hybrid HearingTM recipient

Ellen goes from hearing aids to a Hybrid™ Implant

Ellen noticed a gradual decline in her hearing, and despite having the best hearing aids and all the gadgets, she was not able to hear with the same clarity. Her hearing loss affected her self-esteem. She withdrew from public outings, relied on her husband to be her interpreter at restaurants and on the phone, and could no longer hear or understand her grandchildren.

However, Ellen discovered hope when her doctor recommended the Nucleus® HybridTM Implant System,* which is designed to replace the high frequencies that she had lost. Upon activation, Ellen heard birds chirping again, she understood her grandchildren and she was able to rediscover activities.


*The Acoustic Component should only be used when behavioral audiometric thresholds can be obtained and the recipient can provide feedback regarding sound quality. The Hybrid L24 Implant is approved in the US only for adults 18 and older.

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.