The cochlear implant is a medical device, which provides hearing sensation for people who have a severe to profound sensori-neural hearing loss. it is designed to bypass the damaged parts of the inner ear and send electrical stimulation directly to the auditory nerve which is then interpreted as sound by the brain.
Worldwide, over 75,000 children and adults have benefited from Cochlear implantation.

The cochlear implant is a miracle for persons with severe to profound sensori-neural hearing loss,who receive little or no benefit from hearing aids.

 
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Cochlear makes the everyday easier and the exceptional possible.

We open up a world where babies can hear there mothers, children can be one of the crowd and conversation in cafe's can be heard more clearly. Our world is one where it's simpler to take part at school, pursue a career and enjoy a full retirement. Nucleus Advance Bionics Medal offer the next generation of Cochlear's award winning technology. With over 40 innovations, including the revolutionary SmartSound, These brings a new ease and clearity to everyday hearing. The simple, two-in-one design allows you to wear the speech processor discreetly behind the ear or on the body for active situations.And the world's first splash proof Design protects the speech processor in humid environments And allows for the unpredictability of everyday living.

A decision for today and always

Cochlear implants are a routine intervbention for children who are born deaf or people with a moderate to profound hearing loss.Unlike hearing aids, which merely amplify sound , a cochler implant bypasses the damaged part of the ear and stimulates the hearing nerve derctly. Since pioneering the science of modern day cochlear implants over twenty years ago.cochlear has reconnected more than 60000 people worldwide to their families ,friends and communities.Our vast patient history and unparalleled track record has established cochiear as the world leader in implant technology.

Who can benefit?

Adults and children who meet the following criteria : Children

  • Severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears.
  • Prelingual 12 months of age for best outcome in speech and language development.
  • Receive little or no useful benefit from hearing aids.
  • No medical contraindications.
  • High motivation and appropriate expectations.

Adults

  • Postlinguistic severe to profound sensorineural or prelinguistic profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears.
  • Receive limited or no benefit from hearing aids.
  • No medical contraindications.
  • A desire to be part of the hearing world.

 

How does the implant work?

  • Highly sensitive microphone picks up sounds.
  • Processor digitizes sound into coded signals.
  • Codes are processed into electrical signals.
  • Electrode stimulates hearing nerve fibres, recognized by the brain as sound.