A smart bimodal hearing solution

Provide your patients the most discreet bimodal solution with life changing outcomes supported by clinical evidence.1-3


Two experts are better than one

Since 2011, Cochlear and ReSound have collaborated in the Smart Hearing Alliance to provide hearing solutions for people with all types of hearing loss. Whether the need is for hearing aids, hearing implants, or a combination of the two, our solutions work together seamlessly. Through the Smart Hearing Alliance, we are committed to improving bimodal hearing care in partnership with you. Our solutions are evidence-based and designed to help you effectively meet the changing needs of your patients over time.

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In a recent study, 95% of people who were no longer benefiting from hearing aids were significantly more satisfied with their hearing performance when they switched to our smart bimodal hearing solution.4

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For patients seeking the most reliable, smallest, lightest bimodal solution with a wide fitting range, the Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor and ReSound Nexia™ deliver.2-6

  • Cochlear™ Nucleus implants are the most reliable over 10, 20 and 30 years.7-10
  • Access to ReSound’s latest technology with a wide fitting range available.2,5
  • Patient choice of hearing aid model and disposable or rechargeable batteries.
  • A smart bimodal solution without sacrificing choice of CI accessories designed to improve lifestyle and performance in everyday situations.2-6

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The Smart Hearing Alliance also offers a smart bimodal hearing solution with bimodal direct streaming from compatible Apple® and Android™ devices.* Users of our smart bimodal hearing solution can stream phone calls, music and other audio direct from their mobile device to their compatible ReSound hearing aid and Cochlear Sound Processor, without an intermediary device.*

By selecting the Nucleus 8 Sound Processor equipped with next-generation Bluetooth® connectivity, our smart bimodal solution will make it easy for patients to simultaneously stream sound to both ears—in more places and from more devices than ever before.11-13~

Better hearing with both ears

Cochlear™ Nucleus® Sound Processors can be worn with any hearing aid, so no matter what hearing aid patients are using, they will get the benefits of hearing with both ears. Patients can discover more natural hearing,14 improved speech understanding15-18 and perception of music19 when they combine the benefits of a hearing aid in one ear and a cochlear implant in the other.


This material is intended for health professionals. If you are a consumer, 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.

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ReSound is a trademark of GN Hearing A/S.

Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC.

Apple, the Apple logo, FaceTime, Made for iPad logo, Made for iPhone logo, Made for iPod logo, iPhone, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Cochlear Limited is under license.

*For compatibility information and devices visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility and www.resound.com/compatibility

~When the technology becomes available for the Cochlear Nucleus 8 Sound Processor, a firmware update to your sound processor will allow you to connect to Bluetooth LE Audio compatible devices.


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