It's What's Inside That Counts
Single-Unit Audio Processor
- Compact all-in-one design
- Comfortable and discreet
- Waterproof with WaterWear accessory
RONDO combines the control unit, battery pack, and coil into a compact and convenient single-unit processor. RONDO is worn off the ear, so it is especially comfortable for individuals who wear glasses. With the WaterWear accessory, RONDO is waterproof and ready to go anywhere.More about RONDO Discover WaterWear
SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant
3.0 Tesla MRI—Without Magnet Removal
With the SYNCHRONY implant, you'll have the peace of mind knowing you've chosen the only implant that delivers exceptional hearing performance, outstanding reliability, and unmatched MRI safety.Watch the video More about MED-EL's unique electrode design
The self-aligning implant magnet provides unmatched comfort, security, and peace of mind during an MRI scan.
The smallest and lightest titanium cochlear implant available—making it the ideal choice, even for the youngest candidates.
Small titanium fixation pins secure the implant in place, ensuring stability for long-term safety and reliability.
MED-EL offers the widest selection of soft, flexible electrodes to ensure the optimal solution can be chosen for every candidate.
* Patients with a SYNCHRONY Cochlear Implant may be safely scanned with 1.5T and 3.0T MRI under the conditions detailed in the instructions for use.
Take the Next Step
If you would like to learn more about receiving a cochlear implant, you can read the four steps of receiving a cochlear implant . To be referred to a cochlear implant center, or for more information about cochlear implant systems from MED-EL, please contact us directly.
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Receiving a cochlear implant
AssessmentIn order to determine candidacy for a cochlear implant, you will undergo a number of routine assessments prior to implantation. These tests allow the cochlear implant team to check for any additional factors or needs. Assessment will also allow professionals to adequately brief you in order to know what to expect. These assessments often include medical, audiological (hearing) and radiological (X-ray) evaluations.
ImplantationThe surgical procedure usually takes between one and three hours and is done under general anesthesia. The risks involved in cochlear implant surgery comparable to those of other ear surgeries. Patients are usually "up and about" the next day. The hospital stay can vary from one to several days depending on individual needs and what is typical in your area.
First FittingAbout four weeks after implantation, you will receive your audio processor. The audio processor is programmed, or "fitted," for each person individually by an audiologist. This program contains settings for pitch, loudness and timing. Setting up an ideal program for the first time often requires repeated fitting sessions in order to gradually fine-tune the settings.
Follow-up ProgramRegular communication training with a speech-language professional is an essential element in learning how to understand sounds and in developing listening and speech skills. Auditory therapy may focus on helping you to recognize the new, more detailed way that things sound as opposed to the limited sound you may have known with hearing aids.