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Cochlear Implant Reliability

Choosing a cochlear implant is a big decision. You want to choose the best hearing solution for you or your child and want it to last a lifetime. Along with hearing performance, implant reliability is an important consideration. The implant reliability is a measure of product quality and it means peace of mind not just today but for all the years to come.

Cochlear meets and reports against the independent global standards for implant reliability.1-4 We publish data of every implant generation, past and present. No other implant company meets the global standards for reliability reporting.1-4

Cochlear's implants are the most reliable in the industry, and Cochlear is the most chosen and most trusted hearing implant company5,6 with over 345,000 implants worldwide.

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References
1. International Standard ISO 584 12. implants for Surgery- Cardiac Pacemakers- Part 2: Reporting of Clinical Performance of Populations of Pulse Generators or Leads. Ges1eva {Switzerland): International Organization for Standardization. 2000.
2. 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.
3. European Consensus Statement on Cochlear Implant Failures and Explanations. Otol Neurotol 2005 Nov;26(6):1097·9.
4. 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.
5. Cochlear Americas [Data on file] – Guidepoint Market Share Data, 2018 April.
6. Cochlear Annual Report, 2017 August [Internet: pdf document]. 2017 August [cited 2018 April 18]. Available from: www.cochlear.com.
7. Cochlear Nucleus Implant Reliability Report. Volume 16 | December 2017. D1175804. Cochlear Ltd; 2018.
8. Hearing Implant Reliability Reporting | MED-EL [Internet]. Medel.com. 2018 [cited 6 March 2018]. Available from: http://www.medel.com/au/reliability-reporting/
9. 2017 Global Implant Reliability Report. 027-N025-02. Advanced Bionics AG and affiliates.; 2017.
10. Comparing latest generation implant reliability among manufacturers. Cochlear™ Nucleus Profile that has a Cumulative Survival Percentage (CSP) of 99.82% over 4 years compared to MED-EL SYNCHRONY implant that has a CSP of 98.53% over 3 years and HiRes 90k Advantage (by Advanced Bionics) has a CSP of 99.45% over 4 years. See reliability reports above. Data may be subject to updates by each manufacturer.
11. Comparing latest generation implant reliability among manufacturers for children. Cochlear™ Nucleus Profile that has a Cumulative Survival Percentage (CSP) of 99.66% over 4 years for children compared to HiRes 90k Advantage (by Advanced Bionics) that has a CSP of 99.02% over 4 years. MED-EL SYNCHRONY do not report implant reliability in children. See reliability reports above. Data may be subject to updates by each manufacturer.