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Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Implant System – NEW!

This is a totally new hearing loss solution and I’m surprised I haven’t heard more about it in the media!  The Cochlear Nucleus Hybrid Implant System received FDA approval on March 20, 2014.  Previously, cochlear implants (CI’s) were ONLY for people with a profound hearing loss.  The insertion of the CI damaged any residual hearing in the implanted ear, and the patient would become completely deaf in that ear when not wearing the CI processor.  Now Cochlear Americas has developed an implant that preserves hearing in the low frequencies!

The Nucleus Hybrid Implant System has 3 components – the Hybrid L24 Implant, the sound processor, and the built-in acoustic component that amplifies the lower frequency sounds.

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The Hybrid L24 Implant is designed for people with high-frequency hearing loss who may have good low-frequency hearing. It incorporates a specialized electrode, which is shorter and thinner than a standard cochlear implant and is designed to stimulate the high frequencies while preserving your existing low-frequency hearing.

The Nucleus Hybrid Implant System is covered by most insurance plans, Medicare and typically Medicaid.

For more information, see this Fact Sheet and the Cochlear Americas website.

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3 Responses

  1. thank you so much…looks very promising….Gerrie and Joe

  2. HI Marilyn, I am the newsletter Editor for the HLAA Silicon Valley Chapter. I would like permission to copy your articles, especially the one on buying hearing aids. Please let me know if possible, Sincerely, Teri Butcher

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