Cochlear

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About

Cochlear is a global leader in the development, manufacture, and distribution of innovative hearing solutions. The company is dedicated to helping people with hearing loss experience the world around them more fully by providing them with cutting-edge hearing implants and sound processors.

Founded in 1981 by Dr. Graeme Clark, a renowned Australian ear surgeon, Cochlear has been at the forefront of hearing technology for over 40 years. The company’s first commercially available product, the Nucleus cochlear implant, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1985 and has since helped over 600,000 people worldwide to hear.

With a presence in over 100 countries, Cochlear is committed to providing people with hearing loss access to the latest technology and support, regardless of where they live. The company’s mission is to help people hear and be heard, so they can live life to the fullest.

Medical Device Types

1 – Nucleus®

Nucleus® is a type of cochlear implant system that is designed to help individuals with severe to profound hearing loss regain their ability to hear and communicate effectively. The system consists of a small electronic device that is surgically implanted into the inner ear, as well as an external sound processor that is worn behind the ear.

Nucleus

The  Nucleus® implant works by converting sound into electrical signals that are transmitted directly to the auditory nerve, bypassing the damaged or non-functioning hair cells in the inner ear. The sound processor worn behind the ear captures and processes sound from the environment, which is then transmitted to the implant via a small cable.

Once the implant receives the sound signals, it uses a series of electrodes to stimulate the auditory nerve, allowing the brain to perceive sound. Over time, the brain learns to interpret these signals as speech and other sounds, allowing the individual to communicate more effectively and participate fully in daily activities.

Medical Devices List

  • Nucleus®
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