When your patients are considering a cochlear implant, you want them to know all the facts, especially when it comes to the reliability of the implant they’re choosing. Reliability can have a variety of meanings, but to us reliability means consistent performance and function for the lifetime of the implant. Reliability focuses on the accuracy of measures and clearly implies stability of the hearing implant. We want your patients to feel confident they’re choosing the most reliable hearing implant available, not just for the first year they have the device, but throughout their lifetime.
While all cochlear implant companies have demonstrated the ability to build a reliable implant for one year, reliability over time is what matters the most. Looking at the chart below, you can see that after two years other cochlear implant manufacturers’ products begin to decline in reliability. However, even at ten years after implantation, our Nucleus® CI24RE Cochlear™ Implant is a remarkable 99% reliable3.
Reliability can also be defined as the relative absence of errors in measurement4. The fact is, our Nucleus CI24RE Cochlear Implant is more reliable than anything else available today – two times more reliable 1-3, based on implant success per failure.Given the 1% margin of error, we continue to improve. Each generation implant is built on the same superior principles to further enhance the reliability of future products.
Trusting a hearing implant solution and vetting the manufacturers are some of the most important factors when making a decision. Not only is Cochlear the most trusted hearing implant company, it is also the number one chosen hearing implant company for reliability1-2.
Learn more about why Cochlear is the most trusted and number one choice in hearing implants.
1. Cochlear Americas [Data on file] March 2012.
2. Cochlear global registration, all devices, [Data on file].
3. Cochlear Ltd. Cochlear™ Nucleus® Reliability Report, vol.12,2014 February,[PDF-Internet] [as of February 24,2014] [cited 2014 Dec 2]. Available from: http://www.cochlear.com/ wps/wcm/connect/intl/home/discover/cochlear-implants/ nucleus-6/nucleus-implant-portfolio/reliability-report
4. F. N. Kerlinger, Foundations of Behavioral Research, 3rd Ed., (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973)