Contour Advance® Electrode
For Severe to Profound Hearing Loss
True innovation with the industry’s longest standing perimodiolar electrode
Proven Perimodiolar Placement
The Contour Advance gets you close to the hearing nerve through its unique stylet based design. With the Advance Off-Stylet® technique, you can achieve an insertion with minimal lateral wall trauma1 to maximize performance outcomes.2 Proximity to the spiral ganglion cell population has been proven to provide targeted stimulation and minimize physiological factors correlated to the distance from the modiolus.3,4
Softip™ for minimal insertion trauma
White marker assists Advance Off–Stylet (AOS™) insertion
22 half–banded platinum electrode contacts provide focused stimulation to the spiral ganglion cell region
View narrated 3D animation of AOS technique
View instructional video on advanced CI surgical technique
Nucleus® Cochlear™ Implant Surgical Training Lab
Cochlear's desire to deliver superior outcomes has driven our approach for over 30 years. It is strengthened by our groundbreaking research, worldwide collaboration with surgeons, audiologists, leading scientists and engineers. The result is a market–leading portfolio of electrodes that favor a variation of surgical preferences to address the widest range of patient conditions. Each electrode is uniquely designed for preservation of delicate cochlear structures and to deliver the best possible hearing performance and outcomes.
At Cochlear, we value our partnership with cochlear implant surgeons in changing the lives of people with hearing loss. We recognize the importance of continued collaboration, education and training. Therefore it is our pleasure to invite you to the temporal bone lab for a surgeon's training course.
This full day, hands-on lab is designed for otolaryngologists new to cochlear implantation, or experienced implant physicians seeking an update. The course covers a range of surgical techniques for cochlear implantation specific to the Nucleus electrode portfolio. The program includes a combination of didactic sessions, interactive discussion, and hands-on drilling in the temporal bone lab.
Temporal bone anatomy
Nucleus cochlear implant system
Nucleus templates and surgical instruments
Surgical steps of the cochlear implant procedure
Electrode array options
Revisions, meningitis, cochlear abnormalities
Temporal bone dissection:
Canal wall mastoidectomy
Cochleostomy and Round Window approaches
Electrode array insertion
Follow the registration link below for more information on course offerings.
There is no cost to attend this training lab. Travel, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the attendee. For more information and to register, please visit our events page.