SYNCHRONY 2 Cochlear Implant

If you’re looking for the ideal cochlear implant, look no further than SYNCHRONY 2. Not only is it packed full of the latest hearing technology, it’s also designed with the safety and reliability to give you years of hearing enjoyment.


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Design Award 2019

Awarded to the SYNCHRONY System, comprising the SONNET 2 Audio Processor and accessories, SYNCHRONY 2 Cochlear Implant, and MAESTRO 8.0 fitting software.

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MED-EL Synchrony Cochlear Implant

1

Great Sound Quality

SYNCHRONY 2 is designed for optimal sound quality, helping you to hear the world as it was meant to sound.

2

Ideal Electrode

MED-EL’s wide range of electrode arrays means that you get the ideal fit for your individual cochlea.

3

Simple Surgery

MED-EL implants are designed for simple surgery, helping you to get back on your feet afterwards.

4

easyMRI

Experience hassle-free MRIs with SYNCHRONY 2—no surgery, no discomfort, and no hearing downtime.*

5

Reliable Design

SYNCHRONY 2’s safe and reliable design means you can benefit from years of great hearing.

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SYNCHRONY 2 Important Decision

An Important Decision

It’s important to choose the right audio processor, but it’s even more important to choose the right implant. Why? Because it’s the implant that most influences how well you hear.

SYNCHRONY 2 uses advanced coding strategies, designed to give you natural sound quality. This helps you to hear the high and low tones, and the fine details of both everyday conversations and your favorite songs. What’s more, MED-EL cochlear implants are the only implants that offer this kind of technology.**


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SYNCHRONY 2 Individualized CI
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The Right Fit

You’d never wear shoes that didn’t fit your feet, so why choose a cochlear implant that doesn’t fit your ear? SYNCHRONY 2 is an individualized cochlear implant—that means it has an electrode array that is the ideal fit for your individual cochlea. With the right electrode array, you can make the most of your cochlear implant and experience the best hearing you possibly can.


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SYNCHRONY 2 - Easy Surgery

An Easy Surgery

It’s a fact that all cochlear implants need to be surgically implanted. Thankfully, our SYNCHRONY implants*** are not only the smallest and lightest titanium implants available but have also been designed to make your surgery as simple as possible. After the surgery, you can start enjoying the next stage of your hearing journey.


SYNCHRONY 2 - Made for MRI
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Made For MRI

Most of us will need an MRI at some point in our lives.

SYNCHRONY 2's revolutionary magnet means you can have MRIs of 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla without magnet removal surgery. That’s why SYNCHRONY 2 gets the easyMRI seal of approval.

  • No surgery
  • No discomfort
  • No hearing downtime

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SYNCHRONY 2 - Reliable Choice

The Reliable Choice

You will have your cochlear implant for many years to come, so it’s important that your implant is reliable enough to give you years of use.

SYNCHRONY 2 has been designed based on decades of MED-EL experience. Every part has been fine-tuned for maximum reliability and safety. From high-tech materials to a first-class quality inspection at our European headquarters, each SYNCHRONY 2 is built to provide you with years of reliable hearing.

 

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Audio Processors
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Our Audio Processors

Once you've decided on your SYNCHRONY 2 cochlear implant, it's time to choose an audio processor to match. SYNCHRONY 2 is built to be compatible with all available MED-EL cochlear implant audio processors, so you can choose the right option for your lifestyle.

And if you change your mind in the future? Then you can upgrade your processor and benefit from the latest in hearing technology.

Technical Data

Width: 24mm
Length: 47.3mm
SYNCHRONY 2
3.3mm
4.5mm
⌀ 1.0mm
1.4mm
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SYNCHRONY 2 Pin
Cochlear Implant (Mi1250)


Stimulation Features

  • Sequential non-overlapping stimulation on 12 electrode channels
  • Simultaneous (parallel) stimulation on 2 electrode channels (FS4-p)
  • 24 independent current sources
  • Stimulation rates of up to 50,704 pulses per second
  • Range of pulse phase duration: 2.1–425.0 μs/phase
  • Interphase gaps of 2.1, 10, 20 and 30μs
  • Time resolution (nominal values): 1.67 μs
  • Current range (nominal value): 0–1200 μA per pulse phase

Pulse Shapes

  • Biphasic, symmetric triphasic, and triphasic precision pulses

Comprehensive Diagnostic Toolkit

  • Status Telemetry
  • Impedance and Field Telemetry (IFT)
  • Auditory Nerve Response Telemetry (ART™)
  • Electrically Evoked Auditory Brainstem Response (EABR)
  • Electrically Evoked Stapedius Reflex Threshold (ESRT)

Housing Design

  • Impact resistance up to 2.5 Joule
  • Unique PIN variant with fixation pins for additional stability
  • Hermetically sealed titanium housing
  • Stimulator: 18.8 mm x 24 mm x 4.5 mm
  • Coil: 29.0 mm diameter x 3.3 mm thick (typical)
  • Weight: 7.7 g

Safety Features

  • Independent safety capacitors for each electrode channel
  • Unique Implant ID (IRIS)
  • Biocompatibility standard according to ISO 10993-1
  • Latex-free****

MRI Conditions*

  • MR Conditional at 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla
  • No magnet removal required even at 3.0 Tesla

Removable Magnet

  • Magnet removable for minimized image distortion
  • Rotatable magnet within hermetic titanium housing
  • Self-aligning to external magnetic field
  • Conical shape for secure placement

Electrode Arrays


FLEX Series

The softest and most flexible electrode arrays, designed for Structure Preservation and Complete Cochlear Coverage. Featuring 19 platinum electrode contacts and FLEXtip technology for atraumatic insertion. All FLEX series electrodes feature a green orientation marker for improved visibility and positioning during insertion.


FLEX SOFT

  • 26.4 mm stimulation range
  • Diameter at basal end: 1.3 mm
  • Dimensions at apical end: 0.5 x 0.4 mm

FLEX 28

  • 23.1 mm stimulation range
  • Diameter at basal end: 0.8 mm
  • Dimensions at apical end: 0.5 x 0.4 mm

FLEX 26

  • 20.9 mm stimulation range
  • Diameter at basal end: 0.8 mm
  • Dimensions at apical end: 0.5 x 0.3 mm

FLEX 24

  • 20.9 mm stimulation range
  • Diameter at basal end: 0.8 mm
  • Dimensions at apical end: 0.5 x 0.3 mm

FLEX 20

  • 15.4 mm stimulation range
  • Diameter at basal end: 0.8 mm
  • Dimensions at apical end: 0.5 x 0.3 mm

Classic Series

Features 24 platinum electrode contacts.

STANDARD

  • 26.4 mm stimulation range
  • Diameter at basal end: 1.3 mm
  • Diameter at apical end: 0.5 mm

MEDIUM

  • 20.9 mm stimulation range
  • Diameter at basal end: 0.8 mm
  • Diameter at apical end: 0.5 mm

COMPRESSED

  • 12.1 mm stimulation range
  • Diameter at basal end: 0.7 mm
  • Diameter at apical end: 0.5 mm

 

 

*It has been demonstrated that no known hazards exist in specified MRI environments under conditions as described in the SYNCHRONY 2 Cochlear Implant product labelling. Recipients with a SYNCHRONY 2 Cochlear Implant may be safely MRI scanned at 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla following the conditions detailed in the instructions for use.
**Fine-structure coding is not indicated for pre-lingual children in the USA.
***MED-EL's SYNCHRONY implants include SYNCHRONY, SYNCHRONY PIN, SYNCHRONY 2, and SYNCHRONY 2 PIN.
**** Whereby “free” means “not made with latex” according to current FDA guidance.

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