Ensuring a Hearing Future®
Only with MED-EL Electrodes

Structure Preservation
Protecting Your Hearing

For EAS candidates, it is especially vital to protect the structures of the cochlea to ensure residual natural hearing is preserved. Protecting your residual hearing enables your EAS system to provide the best benefit, both now and in the future. Our incredibly soft, flexible electrodes are designed for Structure Preservation to protect the delicate nerve cells of your inner ear.

The key to our soft and flexible electrode arrays is the custom-made wires that carry the electrical signals to the electrodes. Other manufacturers use straight wires in their electrode arrays, which add unnecessary stiffness and rigidity to the electrode array. MED-EL's wave-shaped wire design enables our electrode arrays to easily flex and bend—making them perfectly suitable for gentle insertion into the cochlea. The combination of our flexible electrode arrays and proper surgical techniques enable preservation of the delicate hearing structures in the cochlea.

 

Outstanding Flexibility
MED-EL Electrodes

FLEX-Tip Technology

Unique FLEX-Tip Technology features single contacts at the leading end, ultra-flexible wave-shaped wires, and a tapered tip for increased mechanical flexibility.

Wave-Shaped Wires

Our ultra-flexible, wave-shaped, platinum-iridium wires ensure unmatched flexibility. Our electrodes have featured wave-shaped wires for more than 20 years.

For Any Cochlea

We offer the widest selection of flexible electrodes, including electrodes specifically designed for EAS, to ensure the optimal outcomes for our EAS recipients.

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