MRI and MED-EL Hearing Implants

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an essential diagnostic tool for doctors. With MRI scans becoming more and more common, there’s a nearly 100% chance you’ll need an MRI in your lifetime.* That’s why we’ve designed our hearing implants to let you have MRI scans without needing surgery to remove the magnet.**

This means there’s no need to plan and undergo surgery and there’s no waiting for healing, so you can use your audio processor immediately before and after your MRI scan. With MED-EL, you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’re ready for anything that life can bring.

Dr. Harold Pillsbury, MD

Globally, the use of MRI has risen dramatically because it’s one of most powerful tools for diagnosis.

Prof. Dr. Mario E. Zernotti

Head of Department of Otorhinolaryngology,
Sanatorio Allende Cordoba, Argentina

SYNCHRONY
Cochlear Implant System

Find out why no other cochlear implant can match SYNCHRONY’s MRI compatibility.

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VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE

VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE
Middle Ear Implant System

VORP 503 is the only semi-implantable middle ear implant system that allows for MRI scans at 1.5 Tesla.

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BONEBRIDGE

BONEBRIDGE
Bone Conduction Implant System

Find out why BONEBRIDGE is the best choice for MRI scans up to 1.5 Tesla.

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*Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development. Health care use: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. Retrieved from https://data.oecd.org/healthcare/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-exams.htm
**Recipients with a SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant may be safely MRI scanned without magnet removal at 0.2, 1.0, 1.5, and 3.0 Tesla following the conditions detailed in the instructions for use.
Recipients of the SOUNDBRIDGE VORP 503 Middle Ear Implant may be safely MRI scanned without magnet removal at 1.5 Tesla following the conditions detailed in the instructions for use. The SOUNDBRIDGE VORP 502 implant is not approved for MR scanning.
Recipients of the BONEBRIDGE Bone Conduction Implant may be safely MRI scanned without magnet removal at up to 1.5 Tesla following the conditions detailed in the instructions for use.

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