Michele lost her hearing suddenly.
With strength, positivity, and her CI,
she has returned to work and her
family life is back to normal.

Watch her story


Michele lost her hearing suddenly.
With strength, positivity, and her CI,
she has returned to work and her
family life is back to normal.

Watch her story


RONDO has taken comfort and
convenience to a new level for Don.
RONDO is so small and light,
he forgets he’s even wearing it.

Watch his story

Cochlear Implant Systems

If you or someone you care about has severe-to-profound hearing loss, a cochlear implant (CI) system from MED-EL may be an effective solution. A cochlear implant system is a treatment option for people with severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss. For those with this type of hearing loss, hearing aids provide little or no benefit.

Recipients choose MED-EL cochlear implant systems because they offer a superior hearing experience in real-life situations. Our CI systems are optimized for music appreciation and for listening in challenging situations.

A cochlear implant system consists of an externally worn audio processor and an internal cochlear implant.

Watch how a cochlear implant works.

The Right Audio Processor for You

Whether you choose SONNET, RONDO, or OPUS 2, rest assured that superior hearing is built in. All three audio processors feature exclusive MED-EL technologies for your best hearing performance.

Most Advanced Processor

  • Water-resistant
  • Sleek silhouette
  • Can be color-customized

Water-resistant, lightweight, and tamper-proof, SONNET can keep up with the most active of lifestyles and the youngest of children. Built-in wireless connectivity means you can sync with nearly any external audio source. With SONNET's 60-hour battery life, you'll stay connected to sound longer.

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All-in-One Processor

  • Compact and fully integrated
  • Comfortable and discreet
  • Waterproof with WaterWear accessory

RONDO combines the control unit, battery pack, and coil into a small, single unit. Because the processor is worn off the ear, it's especially comfortable—even for those who wear glasses. RONDO disappears under longer hair and comes in four colors designed to complement your hair color.

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Behind-the-Ear Processor

  • Thinnest and lightest BTE processor
  • Children's wearing options
  • Connects easily to audio devices

The thinnest and lightest processor, OPUS 2 has children's and body-worn wearing options to suit even the smallest ears. OPUS 2 is ideal for both children and adults. The processor has three energy-efficient battery options for flexibility, and wireless connectivity for syncing with external audio devices.

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Just Got Better!

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The Cochlear Implant


MED-EL implants are reliable and powerful, relaying information to electrode contacts quickly and precisely. Built with titanium for longevity and engineered according to the strictest safety standards, MED-EL implants are  the smallest and lightest cochlear implants available.

Best Hearing Now and in the Future

The electrode array stimulates nerve fibers in the inner ear. MED-EL's uniquely soft and flexible electrode arrays are designed for gentle insertion to help preserve the delicate inner ear structures.

More about MED-EL's unique electrode design
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Powered by Triformance

Experience the fullest, richest range of sounds, perceive speech and music more naturally, and protect your hearing—all with Triformance.

To give you the most natural hearing possible, MED-EL cochlear implants are powered by Triformance, the combination of three key technologies: FineHearing, Structure Preservation, and Complete Cochlear Coverage.


Can you hear the bass? Only our unique FineHearing sound coding technology gives you a richer perception of sound by including deep bass tones. With our FineHearing technology, SONNET provides a fuller, more natural perception of speech and music, especially with low-pitched bass sounds.

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Structure Preservation

Our incredibly soft, flexible electrodes are designed to protect the delicate nerve cells of your inner ear. Structure Preservation helps provide a solid foundation for a more clear and accurate perception of sound. Protecting your cochlea enables your implant to deliver the best benefit, both now and in the future.

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Complete Cochlear Coverage

To hear the most natural range of sounds, you'll need an implant electrode that's long enough to cover the whole cochlea. We offer the longest, most flexible electrodes available, making our electrodes the only choice for Complete Cochlear Coverage.

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Proven Performance
MED-EL Outperforms in Independent Clinical Studies

Up to 30% Better Performance in Noise

In a study that simulated real-life listening situations, participants were surrounded by noise of various levels. As the listening situation became more challenging, only recipients with MED-EL systems continued to improve and be able to understand 50% of speech.1

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20% Higher Speech Perception Scores

In a study that compared the performance of current and previous generation audio processors from MED-EL and two other manufacturers, the MED-EL systems performed better than any others.2

More about this study

Choose MED-EL to hear your best

MED-EL cochlear implant systems outperform all others. When you choose MED-EL, you can expect superior hearing and better usability.

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Take the Next Step

If you want to learn more, you can read the four steps of receiving a cochlear implant. To be referred to a cochlear implant center or for more information about CI systems from MED-EL, please contact us directly.

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  1. Haumann et al.(2008), 8th Int.Conf.of the Europ.Soc of Paed.ORL, Budapest 2008.
  2. Brough et al.(2009), British Cochlear Implant Group Annual Conference, Cambridge, 22–23 June 2009

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