Unlike hearing aids, which simply amplify sound at the outer ear, a cochlear implant system bypasses the parts of your ear that no longer work properly, delivering sound in the form of electrical signals via the hearing nerve to the brain.
Sound can be categorised into two types:
Most people with hearing loss begin to lose high frequencies first, and may still have the ability to hear low frequency sounds.
Cochlear’s range of implants is carefully designed to preserve as much as possible of any hearing you may have left. If you do have any residual hearing, this can be maximised by adding on the acoustic component of our Nucleus 6 System. This gives you the benefit of boosting your remaining hearing and combining it with your newly augmented hearing.