Cochlear Implants
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Is your hearing device no longer helping you hear? Can you only hear in one ear?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then a cochlear implant may help improve your hearing.

Cochlear implants are a solution for people with moderate-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss. A cochlear implant bypasses damaged hair cells, sending electric signals to the brain, where they are deciphered as sound.

A cochlear implant system has external and internal components. The external audio processor detects and sends sounds to the internal implant, which is placed and is visible just under the skin behind the ear.

1.4 - 4 Million
1.4 - 4 million in U.S. may benefit from cochlear implants1
<10% (58,000) U.S. adults have cochlear implants2
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The Fully Implanted Acclaim® Cochlear Implant
Drawing on our innovative past, Envoy Medical is developing and seeking regulatory approval for a new fully implanted cochlear implant, the Acclaim® Cochlear Implant. 

The Acclaim sensor technology is designed to leverage the natural anatomy of the ear. In March 2019, Acclaim received the highly coveted  Breakthrough Device Designation status from the FDA.
What is the difference between a cochlear implant
and the Esteem Hearing Implant?
The Esteem hearing implant and a traditional cochlear implant are appropriate for different levels of sensorineural hearing loss. The Esteem hearing implant is indicated for adults with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss, whereas a cochlear implant is typically for adults with moderate to profound hearing loss and limited benefit from amplification. A review of a hearing test can help determine which option would be best for your specific hearing loss.
How are Cochlear Implants different from Active Middle Ear Implants?
The cochlear implant is an inner ear implant whereby an electrode is placed in the cochlea in the inner ear. To meet the qualifications for a cochlear implant, the hearing loss must be in the moderate to profound range in each ear, with demonstrated limited benefit from amplification. The procedure essentially bypasses the cochlea to directly stimulate the auditory nerve and help the patient hear in an electronic way. The cochlear implant cannot typically be reversed and currently requires the user to wear a sound processor on the outside of their head. The sound processor is held onto their head by a magnet and must be removed to sleep, shower, swim, etc. There are stringent guidelines around candidacy for the cochlear implant. It can be a lifesaver for the right patient, as they learn to hear in a new way their hearing and understanding can greatly improve.
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