Ensuring a Hearing Future®
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Structure Preservation
Benefits All Patients

Your future is equally important as your present wellbeing. This philosophy has driven MED-EL to design the softest and most flexible electrode arrays to preserve the delicate structures of the inner ear. Ensuring that cochlear structures remain intact is called Structure Preservation.

Structure Preservation benefits all cochlear implant recipients. It is seen as especially critical for children who may have multiple implantations in their lifetime. Any future interventions, be they device, biological or pharmaceutical in nature, will be more successful in a cochlea that has received minimal trauma during implantation.

MED-EL is the leader in providing soft, flexible electrode arrays which ensure maximum protection of the delicate structures in the cochlea.

Delicate cochlear structures can be preserved with an electrode optimised for gentle insertion.

The Right Electrode for Your Cochlea

No two cochleas are alike. For this reason, MED-EL has created a variety of electrode arrays with different attributes and lengths - all of which are designed for atraumatic insertion. MED-EL’s unique design philosophy ensures that the surgeon has the right electrode design, in the right length, to preserve both residual hearing and cochlear integrity.

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The Importance of CCC

Complete Cochlear Coverage (CCC) means stimulating the cochlea from the base to the apical region in order to stimulate a maximum number of nerve fibres. Stimulation of the entire frequency range provides the implant user with the best possible outcomes in speech perception and sound quality.1,2

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The World's Softest & Most Flexible
Electrodes from MED-EL

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

Ultra-flexible wave-shaped platinum-iridium wires significantly reduce rigidity.

Optimal Number of Contacts

A balanced number and spacing of contacts ensures increased mechanical flexibility as well as reduced channel interaction.

  1. Results of partial deafness cochlear implantation using various electrode designs, Skarzynski H;Lorens A; Piotrowska A;Podskarbi-Fayette R, Audiol Neurootol, 14 Suppl 1, 2009, p. 39-45
  2. Electric Acoustic Stimulation in Children, Skarzynski H;Lorens A, Adv Otorhinolaryngol, 67, 2010, p. 135-143

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