Cochlear Implant Resources

For people with severe to profound hearing loss who are no longer gaining sufficient benefit from hearing aids, cochlear implants are an option. The organizations below provide helpful information about cochlear implants:

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Hearing Loss Association of America

National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders

 

There are three cochlear implant manufacturers whose products are available in the U.S.:

Advanced Bionics

Cochlear Americas

MED-EL

 

This comparison chart provides a general overview of the 3 manufacturers and their products, as of October 2016. Please note that the products and technology are constantly being updated, so it is best to check each manufacturer’s website for the latest information.