Can I Enjoy Music With a Cochlear Implant?

Music is such an important part of our lives. It has the power to make us cry. To inspire us. To bring us together. It’s hard to imagine life without it. But if you have severe or profound hearing loss, you might have packed away your instruments or stopped listening to your favorite tunes. A cochlear implant can bring the joy of music back to you. Let us show you how.

Can I Enjoy Music With a Cochlear Implant?

Return to Music With a Cochlear Implant From MED-EL

With the right cochlear implant, listening to long-forgotten songs—or even mastering a new instrument—is well within your grasp. Many MED-EL cochlear implant users enjoy listening to music and find that music sounds natural to them. And some of our users go even further: they don’t just listen to music, they play it too. From amateur singers to concert pianists, with the right cochlear implant, anything is possible.


I enjoy listening to music with my cochlear implant system.*


Music sounds natural to me.*
“I lost music. With my implants, music came back to me. And now I know that music enriches my life.”

Laura Korhonen
MED-EL cochlear implant recipient, singer and music teacher

Ideal for Music: MED-EL Cochlear Implants

Ideal for Music: MED-EL Cochlear Implants

Enjoying music at such a high level isn’t possible with every cochlear implant. MED-EL cochlear implants are designed to give you the closest to natural hearing by mimicking the way our ears naturally work. Thanks to our advanced sound coding strategies and long electrodes, our cochlear implants help you hear every tone and the fine details of your favorite songs. This makes MED-EL cochlear implants the ideal cochlear implant for music.

  • Experience closest to natural hearing
  • Hear low and high tones
  • Enjoy the fine details of music
Grzegorz Płonka
“This implant gave me the ability to hear high tones to such a degree that it is possible for me to tune the piano.”

Grzegorz Płonka
MED-EL cochlear implant recipient and pianist

Russell Tyler
“After losing my hearing, it was difficult to listen to music. And now with the cochlear implant, I can hear more overtones and undertones. I appreciate music to the fullest.”

Russell Tyler
MED-EL cochlear implant recipient and oboist

A Better Quality of Life With Music

A Better Quality of Life With Music

This approach to cochlear implant technology is no coincidence. From the very beginning, we’ve wanted to deliver the best sound quality possible to our implant users. That means not only understanding speech but being able to appreciate music too. Music is such an important part of life, and we believe that everyone should be able to enjoy it.

Ingeborg Hochmair
“Our mission is to help people overcome hearing loss as a barrier to communication and quality of life. And, of course, music enjoyment is a big part of quality in life.”

Ingeborg Hochmair
MED-EL CEO and pioneer of the modern cochlear implant


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Our local hearing experts are ready to help guide you or your loved one on the journey to enjoy music. They can tell you more about cochlear implants in your country and talk you through the next steps. Simply fill in this contact form, and we’ll put you in touch.

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