Navigation Links
Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Approval of the Nucleus(R) 5 System, the Newest and Most Advanced Cochlear Implant System
Date:9/8/2009

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Nucleus((R) )5 System for adults and children with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Working with leading surgeons and audiologists worldwide, Cochlear has developed the most advanced technology including a smaller and thinner device with an unparalleled capability to deliver superior hearing performance and better user comfort. The Nucleus 5 System is the only one of its kind on the market today that offers the smallest, most water resistant sound processor, the thinnest titanium cochlear implant, two-way remote assistant, SmartSound((TM)) 2 technology and AutoPhone((TM)) capability.

Cochlear implants have the ability to restore hearing for individuals who are severely hard of hearing or profoundly deaf and who receive limited to no benefit from hearing aids. The new Nucleus 5 System is the most advanced cochlear implant system on the market for all ages*, which includes powerful features designed to restore hearing in deaf children so that they have the greatest potential to develop the spoken language skills necessary for school. Adults will benefit from advanced features that deliver the best listening options for phone use, communication in noisy environments and music enjoyment.

"Cochlear has reached a significant milestone with the introduction of the Nucleus 5 System. We have built upon our industry-leading hearing performance and reliability record with new, unique features designed to give users greater flexibility and help them hear better in difficult situations. We celebrate this milestone with the dedicated clinicians who have helped us positively impact the lives of so many people," said Chris Smith, President of Cochlear Americas.

Nucleus 5 System Delivers the Best Hearing Performance

Built on the industry benchmark set by Cochlear's previous generation system, preliminary research shows that the Nucleus 5 System outperforms other cochlear implant systems with higher speech performance results than reported for other systems. The new system is the result of several years of development and input from clinicians worldwide. It delivers new functionality while leveraging the existing stellar technology that the hearing healthcare industry has come to expect from the market leader.

"Advancements in cochlear implant technology give users greater opportunities to participate in the hearing world," said Jace Wolfe, PhD., Audiologist at Hearts for Hearing Foundation. "After having been involved in the global clinical validation of the new Nucleus 5 Sound Processor, I have seen first-hand how it will enable users to more fully experience everyday hearing activities like talking on the telephone, conversing in school and work settings, and going to concerts."

The Nucleus 5 System's hearing performance record is achieved through a combination of exclusive features that have been perfected over the last 25 years. This includes a unique patented( (1)) electrode array design that delivers a richer, more true-to life sound; the industry's only SmartSound 2 technology with the new Set It and Go(TM) program for everyday listening; and the world's only fully-integrated dual microphones for directionality and better sound quality in noisy situations. It also features AutoPhone, the industry's first and only automatic phone detection through an automatic telecoil for optimized phone use.

"What makes this new implant so remarkable is that it is significantly smaller than Cochlear's previous implant and any others, resulting in a more natural fit for adults and children,"

said Bruce Gantz, M.D., Professor and Head of the University of Iowa Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

About Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants are a proven medical option for children as young as 12 months old with profound hearing loss in both ears and for individuals who are two years or older with severe-to-profound hearing loss in both ears whom obtain little or no benefit from hearing aids. They are electronic devices, which bypass damaged hair cells in the inner ear, or cochlea, and stimulate the hearing nerve directly. Cochlear implants are designed to restore hearing, giving users the best possible hearing experience possible and are becoming the standard of care with approximately 400 institutions in the United States providing this technology.

About Cochlear

Cochlear is the world leader in implantable hearing solutions. Since launching the first multichannel cochlear implant system more than 25 years ago, Cochlear Limited has brought the miracle of sound to more than 180,000 individuals with hearing loss across the globe. Cochlear Americas markets number one selling products -- the Baha((R)) implantable bone-anchored hearing device and Nucleus cochlear implant technology. For more information about Cochlear Americas' products, call the Cochlear Hotline at 800/523-5798 (Voice) or visit www.cochlearamericas.com.

* Cochlear implants are a proven medical option for children as young as 12 months old with profound hearing loss in both ears and for children and adults who are two years or older with severe-to-profound hearing loss in both ears who have not demonstrated benefit from wearing a hearing aid.

(1) US patent 7, 184, 843. [On file] 2007 Feb 27

Nucleus is a registered trademark, and SmartSound, Set It and Go, and AutoPhone are trademarks of Cochlear Limited. Cochlear and the elliptical logo are trademarks of Cochlear Limited. Baha is a registered trademark of Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Cochlear Americas
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Cochlear Americas Announces FDA Clearance of the Cochlear(TM) Baha(R) BP100 Sound Processor, the Industrys First Programmable Bone Conduction Hearing Solution
2. Cochlear Americas Hosts Celebration 2009 for Cochlear Implant Recipients and Their Families
3. NYU Langone Medical Center study shows that cochlear implant surgery is safe for the elderly
4. Bilateral cochlear implants: A case when 2 are definitely superior to 1
5. Cochlear implant recipients experience improvement in quality of life
6. Design of a new system that improves hearing in patients who carry a cochlear implant
7. Cochlear Americas Announces 2008 Graeme Clark Scholarship Winners
8. Neural Insights Could Bring Better Cochlear Implants
9. Bill Johnstone Named Senior Vice President of Crawfords Global Technical Services for the Americas
10. Preparing the Americas: The Outlook for 2009s Emergency Threats
11. AmericaSpeakOn.org Exclusive: Leavitt Asks How Prepared Is the US for the Swine Flu Pandemic?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet’s ... ostomy patients, standing as living proof that attitude and determination can combine into ... issues that spike around the holidays. This campaign will offer patients a new-found ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Hawaii (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu, offering ... in the field of pain management. , The demand for supplemental training ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... will allow FCPX editors to create versatile lower third titles with just a few ... , Pro3rd Accents Volume 2 includes 30 lower third animations. Choose from various styles ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ‘Tis the season ... of $1,000 each from the National Family Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration as ... decorated their homes and the 10 winning schools who decorated their campuses with this ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... November 30, 2016 , ... Center For ... announced the opening of a new eating disorder treatment center location in Palm ... for adults and adolescents, both males and females ages 10 and older with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016 In the first ever attempt ... those derived from C. sativa, the Hebrew University in ... Napoli Federico II , the Universita` del Piemonte Orientale ... critical, integrated and unified inventory of phytocannabinoids of different ... on the remarkable chemical and structural diversity of phytocannabinoids. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Columbia , December 2, 2016 bioLytical Laboratories, ... INSTI HIV-Selbsttest, bei den Mitgliedern des Apothekenbundes von Kenia eingeführt. ... ... INSTI HIV Self Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444905 ) ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016   CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ: CTSO ... Union approved CytoSorb ® cytokine adsorber to treat ... announced that Dr. Phillip Chan , Chief Executive ... Micro Main Event investor conference held from December ... Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Los Angeles, California ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: