THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE
IN HEARING IMPLANTS1
THE COCHLEAR ™ NUCLEUS ® SYSTEM
THE MARKET LEADER FOR 30 YEARS AND COUNTING. We know firsthand that choosing the right cochlear implant device is an important decision. It can wonderfully affect how you live your life and the way you engage with others. When Cochlear’s founder, Dr. Graeme Clark, invented the first multichannel cochlear implant back in 1978, it opened up a whole new world of hearing to those who’d never heard before and others suffering from progressive hearing loss.
Dr. Graeme Clark, inventor of the first multichannel cochlear implant.
Since that very first life was changed, Cochlear has been the most trusted and chosen hearing implant company. In fact, Cochlear has helped more people hear than all the other implant companies combined.1-2 Over 250,000 people worldwide to be exact. So if you’re considering which implant is right for you or a loved one, Cochlear doesn’t just offer the hope of better hearing, it’s our namesake.
GET BACK WHAT YOU’VE BEEN MISSING
MY COCHLEAR IMPLANT HAS GIVEN ME BACK MY LIFE...DEFINITELY A GIFT. Bob M. – Cochlear Nucleus Implant Recipient
Bob M. – Nucleus recipient
THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO CHOOSE COCHLEAR. EACH ONE IS LIFE CHANGING. HOPE WHEN HEARING AIDS AREN’T ENOUGH New Cochlear™ Nucleus® Hybrid™ Hearing* is the first and only FDA-approved hearing solution that combines two proven hearing technologies to use the hearing you have and provide you access to the hearing you’re missing all in one device. If you’ve been diagnosed with severe high-frequency hearing loss, but still hear low-pitched sounds and struggle with hearing aids due to lack of clarity, Cochlear offers hope. Our revolutionary Hybrid Hearing solution gives you back the sounds you’re missing and can help you hear better and more clearly than hearing aids alone - especially in noisy environments.3
BEST LONG-TERM IMPLANT RELIABILITY RECORD GIVES YOU PEACE OF MIND.4-9 With a remarkable 99% reliability rating at 10 years,4 Cochlear’s Nucleus C124RE Implant has the best long-term reliability record so you can take comfort in knowing your implant will continue to work over time.
2X MORE RELIABLE UP TO
THAN ANYTHING ELSE AVAILABLE TODAY 4-6
*Hybrid Hearing is only approved for use with the
Nucleus Hybrid L24 Implant and adults ages 18 and older. †Nucleus 6 Sound Processor with compact rechargeable battery.
ENJOY YOUR BEST HEARING PERFORMANCE WITH OUR MOST ADVANCED SOUND PROCESSOR Discrete Yet Powerful The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is the smallest† and smartest sound processor in the world. And with an advanced microchip that’s built for today’s and tomorrow’s technology, it’s also our most powerful. Dual-Microphone and SmartSound® Technology Make Listening Easy – Especially in Noise Dual microphones using zoom technology help you focus on the sounds you want to hear while reducing the sounds you don’t — like background noise. Then our innovative SmartSound® technology lets you modify your hearing based on your environment so you can always hear your best. SmartSound technology also features a special Music program specifically designed to enhance your level of music enjoyment. Data Logging Remembers How You’re Using Your Sound Processor, So You Don’t Have To Data logging helps your audiologist capture important usage information so they can ensure you’re getting your best hearing experience. This is especially beneficial for parents whose children aren’t able to communicate how they’re hearing. Data logging provides parents with added peace-of-mind that their child is using their sound processor while at school or day care and not missing out on key developmental and learning opportunities.
INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY THAT FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE JUMP ON IN, THE WATER’S FINE
Innovation is the basis of what we do. Besides being the leading global expert in implantable hearing solutions, we invest millions in research and development to ensure you’ll have access to future advancements as they become available. We continue to partner with the top hearing professionals around the world and have more then 100 active research partners in 20 countries. In fact, we’ve created the world’s first Hearing Hub campus, where the leaders in science, medicine, engineering, audiology and speech pathology collaborate to make each new system better than the one before. It’s all done with one goal in mind - to help you hear better today, tomorrow and into the future. Here’s proof: Only Cochlear Offers No Wires Our Nucleus 6 Sound Processor features a telecoil so you talk on the phone like everyone else without having to plug into anything. It’s also equipped with advanced wireless technology that lets you explore audio without the constraints of wires and bulky components. With a simple software upgrade that’s under development,* you’ll be able to connect directly to your TV, smartphone and MP3 player. Cochlear is the first and only company that provides the ability to have true wireless freedom.
The Cochlear Nucleus Aqua+ on the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor
First and Only Behind-The-Ear Waterproof Solution With Cochlear, a little water doesn’t have to compromise your ability to swim, play or live life to the fullest. Our Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is treated with an innovative, water-repellant coating. And we offer the Cochlear Nucleus Aqua+, the only behind-the-ear waterproof aqua accessory for underwater swimming.† It’s like a swimsuit for your sound processor. *Pending FDA approval for the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor. †
The Nucleus Aqua+ accessory is IP68 rated and is approved for use with rechargeable batteries and is not approved for use with the acoustic component.
Ben R. – Nucleus recipient
The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is water-resistant with out the Nucleus Aqua+ accessory to level of IP57 of the International Standard IEC60529.
YOUR PARTNER IN HEARING FOR LIFE Hear Now. And Always It’s more than a phrase, it’s our enduring promise to help the world hear better today and tomorrow. When you choose Cochlear, you’re not just getting the best technology available, you’re investing in our lifelong commitment that we will be there to help you achieve your personal best hearing experience for your lifetime. Here are a few examples of how we deliver on that promise: Industry’s Most Comprehensive Warranty The Cochlear Nucleus 6 Sound Processor and Remote Assistants come with a no-questions-asked 5-year warranty.10 So when life happens, you won’t have to worry. No other hearing implant company has a more robust warranty. Access to Future Upgrades As the leader in cochlear implant technology, Cochlear is continually innovating and our products are constantly evolving so you can hear your best today and in the future. With that goal in mind, our sound processors are backwards compatible so you’ll always have access to the latest technology without the need for additional surgeries.
LIVING PROOF OF OUR LIFETIME COMMITMENT TO YOU
Holly M. – Nucleus recipient since 1987
Resources for You Now and Throughout Your Hearing Journey Cochlear offers many tools and resources to help you succeed on your hearing journey. From customer service to rehabilitation resources to community and insurance support, we’re standing by to help you every step of the way with anytime, anywhere support. Insurance Reimbursement Services to Help You Navigate The Process Cochlear implants are typically covered by most private insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid. However, we have a dedicated Insurance Support Team that will help you seek insurance coverage or help you navigate through the appeals process if you have been denied coverage.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE – WE HAVE THE LARGEST COMMUNITY TO SUPPORT YOU If you struggle with hearing loss, you’re not alone. The Cochlear Support Community is made up of people just like you who know the excitement, concerns and emotions you’re going through. And they’re here to help in any way they can. Here are a few of the ways you can connect: Cochlear Community • The largest community of its kind • Real stories from real people who encountered the same life-changing decision you’re facing • Tips, advice and resources Cochlear.com/US/Community Largest Volunteer Network It’s nice to know that there are others who have been where you are and want to share their stories. Our evergrowing volunteer group of hearing implant recipients, parents and family members are active all over the country so you can connect with them in your area. Visit the Cochlear Community for more information. Cochlear Concierge Our unique group of audiologists, implant recipients and parents, many who have first hand experience, are here to answer any questions you might have.
IF I HAD TO CHOSE TWO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS EXPERIENCE, THEY WOULD BE MIRACULOUS AND LIFE-CHANGING.
Ellen D. – Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Implant Recipient
LET US ACCOMPANY YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY TO BETTER HEARING. As the pioneer in implantable hearing solutions, we’ve helped people just like you take the first step toward better hearing. In all that time, no one has ever said, I wish I had waited. In fact, the opposite is true. And once you make this life-changing decision, we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure your hearing is the best it can be – for life. Email [email protected]
Chat Cochlear.com/US/Concierge Call 1 (800) 216-0228 Find A Hearing Implant Specialist www.Cochlear.com/US/HearingSpecialist References [ 1 ] Cochlear Americas [Data on file] 2012 March. [ 2 ] Cochlear Annual Report, 2013 September [Internet: pdf document, 59 p]. 2013 September [cited 2014 June 5]. Available from: www.cochlear.com [ 3 ] FDA Panel Sponsor Executive Summary, Nucleus Hybrid L24 Implant System [Internet]. 2013 November 8 [cited 2014 June 5]. Available from: http://www. fda.gov/downloads/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/ MedicalDevices/MedicalDevicesAdvisoryCommittee/ EarNoseandThroatDevicesPanel/UCM373793.pdf [ 4 ] Publication: Nucleus Reliability Report, vol.12, 2014 February. [ 5 ] Publication: Advanced Bionics 2013 Reliability Update, HiRes 90K Supplier A Post-2005 modifications, as of September 3rd 2013. 027-M292-03. [ 6 ] MED-EL Website: www.medel.com/reliability. Concert, 2014 January. [ 7 ] Battmer RD, O’Donoghue GM, Lenarz T. A multicenter study of device failure in European cochlear implant centres. Ear Hear 2007 Apr;28(2 Suppl): 95S-99S. [ 8 ] Cullen RD, Fayad JN, Luxford WM, et al. Revision cochlear implant surgery in children. Otol Neurotol 2008;29(2): 214-20. [ 9 ] Battmer RD, Linz B, Lenarz T. A review of device failure in more than 23 years of clinical experience of a cochlear implant program with more than 3,400 implantees. Otol Neurotol 2009 Jun;30(4): 455-63. [ 10 ] Terms and conditions apply for the 5-year warranty. See our website for details at Cochlear.com/US.
As the leading global expert in implantable hearing solutions, Cochlear is dedicated to bringing the gift of sound to people all over the world. For thirty years, Cochlear has pioneered this technology, helping more than a quarter of a million people reconnect to their families and friends. Along with the industry’s largest investment in research and development, we continue to partner with leading international researchers and hearing professionals, ensuring that we are at the forefront of hearing science. For our customers, that means access to our latest technologies throughout their lives, and the ongoing support they need. That is why seven out of ten people worldwide who choose a cochlear implant choose Cochlear as their hearing partner.* *Cochlear Americas [Data on file] 2012 March.
As your partner in hearing for life, Cochlear believes it is important that you understand not only the benefits, but also the potential risks associated with any cochlear implant or hybrid implant. You should talk to your hearing healthcare provider about who is a candidate for a cochlear implant or a hybrid implant. Before any surgery, it is important to talk to your doctor about CDC guidelines for pre-surgical vaccinations. Cochlear implants and hybrid Implants are contraindicated for patients with lesions of the auditory nerve, active ear infections or active disease of the middle ear. Cochlear implantation and hybrid implantation are surgical procedures, and carry with them the risks typical of surgery. You may lose residual hearing in the implanted ear. Electrical stimulation may result in some side effects, including ringing in the ear, stimulation of the facial nerve; in rare cases this may cause pain. Though rare, it is possible that additional surgery may be required at some point to resolve complications with a cochlear implant or hybrid implant. For complete information about risks and benefits of cochlear implantation, please refer to the Nucleus Package Insert available at www.Cochlear.com/US/NucleusIndications
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