Hear the Difference

Is every cochlear implant the same? Don’t they all sound the same? The simple answer is no. Only MED-EL cochlear implants are powered by Triformance to make the most of your hearing.

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You’re choosing a cochlear implant to hear—so why not choose the only system designed for Triformance?

By using Triformance technology to send sound signals to your whole cochlea, our cochlear implants can provide the most natural range of sounds.1-8

So what are the benefits to listening with Triformance?

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Hear Quickly

Learning to hear takes patience and dedication—but with MED-EL rehabilitation support, recipients can appreciate much better hearing in the first few months of implant use. We have a comprehensive support program to help you make the most of your new hearing.

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Hear in Quiet & Background Noise

Whether you’re relaxing at home or out to dinner with friends, we’ve got you covered. Our cochlear implants are designed for everyday life—even noisy settings like busy restaurants.2,4,5

And with hands-free control that automatically adapts, you don’t have to worry about changing settings or switching programs.

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Enjoy Music

If you can enjoy listening to music, you’ve reached a whole new level of hearing. Every person has different hearing abilities, but in a study of music enjoyment, more than 90% of MED-EL recipients reported that music sounds pleasant through their cochlear implant.7,8,9

9 out of 10
of MED-EL recipients in a study reported that music sounds pleasant through their implant.7
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Hear for Life

A cochlear implant is a choice for life, so you want to be sure you’re making the right decision. When you choose MED-EL, you’re choosing natural hearing with Triformance. Are you ready to hear the difference?


Discover More

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1. Rader, T., Döge, J., Adel, Y., Weissgerber, T., & Baumann, U. (2016). Place dependent stimulation rates improve pitch perception in cochlear implantees with single-sided deafness. Hear Res., 339, 94–103.
2. Vermeire, K., Landsberger, D.M., Van de Heyning, P., Voormolen, M., Kleine Punte, A., Schatzer, R., & Zierhofer, C.(2015) Frequency-place map for electrical stimulation in cochlear implants: Change over time. Hear Res., 326, 8–14.
3. Schatzer, R., Vermeire, K., Visser, D., Krenmayr, A., Kals, M., Voormolen, M., Van de Heyning, P., & Zierhofer, C. (2014) Electric-acoustic pitch comparisons in single-sided-deaf cochlear implant users: frequency-place functions and rate pitch. Hear Res., 309, 26–35
4. Buchman, C.A., Dillon, M.T., King, E.R., Adunka, M.C., Adunka, O.F., & Pillsbury, H.C. (2014). Influence of cochlear implant insertion depth on performance: a prospective randomized trial. Otol Neurotol., 35(10), 1773–1779.
5. Kleine Punte, A., De Bodt, M., & Van de Heyning, P. (2014) Long-term improvement of speech perception with the fine structure processing coding strategy in cochlear implants. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec., 76(1), 36–43.
6. Helbig, S., Helbig, M., Leinung, M., Stöver, T., Baumann, U., & Rader, T. (2015). Hearing preservation and improved speech perception with a flexible 28-mm electrode. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Jan;36(1):34-42.
7. Müller, J., Brill, S., Hagen, R., Moeltner, A., Brockmeier, S.J., Stark, T., Helbig, S., Maurer, J., Zahnert, T., Zierhofer, C., Nopp, P., & Anderson, I. (2012) Clinical trial results with the MED-EL fine structure processing coding strategy in experienced cochlear implant users. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 74(4),185–198.
8. Roy, A.T., Carver, C., Jiradejvong, P., & Limb, C.J (2015) Musical sound quality in cochlear implant users: A comparison in bass frequency perception between Fine Structure Processing and High-Definition Continuous Interleaved Sampling strategies. Ear Hear. 36(5), 582–590.
9. Roy, A.T., Penninger, R.T., Pearl, M.S., Wuerfel, W., Jiradejvong, P., Carver, C., Buechner, A., & Limb, C.J. (2016). Deeper cochlear implant electrode insertion angle improves detection of musical sound quality deterioration related to bass frequency removal. Otol Neurotol., 37(2), 146–151

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