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Reliability

By guest author: Ryan Lopez

Ryan Lopez

High implant reliability means greater patient satisfaction and less risk of additional surgery. When considering a cochlear implant, it’s important that you have access to the latest data on short- and long-term reliability including success and failure rates for both adults and children.

#1 IN IMPLANT RELIABILITY: COCHLEAR NUCLEUS PROFILE SERIES

Cochlear’s implants are the most reliable1 in the industry*. That’s one reason why more people around the world choose Cochlear than any other cochlear implant brand.

Commercially released in 2014, the Profile Series sets a new standard in implant reliability with a 99.82% combined Cumulative Survival Percentage (CSP) within four years and over 48,000 globally registered implanted devices.1 Nucleus Profile continues to improve on the previous generation CI24RE, which had a 99.5 CSP within four years.

Reliability report

ABOUT RELIABILITY REPORTING

The global standards for cochlear implant reliability reporting are based on the reporting methodology recommended by International Standard ISO 5841-22,3, the reporting principles outlined in the European Consensus Statement on Cochlear Implant Failures and Explantations4, and expert recommendations from the International Classification of Reliability for Implanted Cochlear Implant Receiver Stimulators.5

To see Cochlear’s transparent reporting of ALL of our cochlear implant models click on the following link: Reliability Report

About our guest author: Ryan Lopez, Group Product Manager, Cochlear Nucleus

Ryan managers externals and internals for the Cochlear Nucleus product portfolio. Ryan’s responsibilities include product positioning and messaging, life-cycle management, new product launches and surgical support and training. Ryan has 11 years of experience with Cochlear and works closely with many stakeholders, including collaboration with clinicians on current and future product improvements.

 


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* Latest generation of cochlear implants currently available as of 31 December 2017.
References
  1. Cochlear Limited, 454378. Comparison of reliability of cochlear implants commercially available (as of 31 December 2017). Data on file.
  2. International Standard ISO 5841-2. Implants for Surgery — Cardiac Pacemakers — Part 2: Reporting of Clinical Performance of Populations of Pulse Generators or Leads. Geneva (Switzerland): International Organization for Standardization. 2000.
  3. International Standard ISO 5841-2. Implants for Surgery — Cardiac Pacemakers — Part 2: Reporting of Clinical Performance of Populations of Pulse Generators or Leads. Geneva (Switzerland): International Organization for Standardization. 2014.
  4. European Consensus Statement on Cochlear Implant Failures and Explantations. Otol Neurotol. 2005 Nov;26(6):1097-9.
  5. Battmer RD, Backous DD, Balkany TJ, Briggs RJ, Gantz BJ, van Hasselt A, et al. International Classification of Reliability for Implanted Cochlear Implant Receiver Stimulators. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Oct;31(8):1190-3.
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