SONATA Cochlear Implant

With exceptional sound quality and outstanding reliability, SONATA uses advanced technology to make the most of your hearing.

SONATA cochlear implant

A Great Partnership

Behind every good audio processor is a great implant. An advanced implant works with your audio processor to give you the best sound quality possible—whether you're talking to friends, enjoying your favourite music or just hearing the little sounds in life.

And it's important to keep the future in mind too. Your audio processor can be upgraded every few years, however your implant will be with you for much longer. That’s why you should think about which implant will give you the best hearing, both now and in the future.

 

SONATA Cochlear Implant

Why SONATA is the cochlear implant for you:

1

Advanced Hearing

Using unique Triformance technology, SONATA is designed to give you the most natural sound quality possible.

2

MRI Safety*

Have peace of mind knowing you can undergo standard MRI scans, without the hassle.

3

Lifetime Reliability

SONATA is designed with long-term reliability in mind, providing you with years of exceptional hearing.

4

Always Compatible

SONATA is compatible with all our current audio processors, so you can upgrade to the latest technology at any time.

Triformance

Technology That Follows Nature

MED-EL cochlear implants use advanced coding strategies, designed to give you the closest to natural hearing of any CI system. This helps you hear the high and low tones, and the fine details of both everyday conversations and your favorite songs.

What’s more, our cochlear implants are individualized, so that the electrode array fits your individual cochlea. This way, you can make the most of your cochlear implant, and experience the best hearing you possibly can.


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SONATA MRI Safety


MRI Matters

Life has its bumps and scrapes, but SONATA is with you all the way. Its specially-designed magnet means you can undergo standard MRI scans at 1.5 Tesla*, without having extra surgery** to remove the magnet.

And because of our long and positive experience with MRIs, each SONATA cochlear implant even comes with a life-long MRI guarantee.***


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SONATA Reliability

The Reliable Choice

When choosing your cochlear implant, you should think long term. Your implant will be with you for many years to come, so it needs to be built for future reliability and durability.

With MED-EL, you can expect a cochlear implant of the highest standard. Each implant is handmade at our headquarters in Europe, using decades of experience to ensure it is of the quality you deserve. It’s this dedication that makes MED-EL the reliable choice for your cochlear implant.


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SONATA compatibility

Always Upgrade

Just because you are receiving your implant now, that doesn’t mean that you won’t benefit from future hearing technology. SONATA is compatible with all available MED-EL audio processors, making it possible to upgrade at any time.

This allows you to use the latest technology without having extra surgery to get a new implant, so that you can always hear your best.

 

Ready For the Future
MED-EL Audio Processors

Our Audio Processors

Of course, your implant is only half the story. You also need to choose an audio processor, which will work with your SONATA implant to give you great hearing.

Take a look at the audio processors below, and see which is the right fit for your lifestyle.

 

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Reliability

See why more than 200,000 recipients rely on MED‑EL for their hearing solutions.

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Support

Find rehab tips, apps and downloads to get the most out of your implant.

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Connect

Share experiences with other MED-EL recipients on social media.

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* The SONATA cochlear implant is MR conditional. Recipients with a SONATA cochlear implant may be safely MRI scanned at 0.2, 1.0 and 1.5 Tesla following the conditions detailed in the instructions for use.
** Unless required for diagnostic reasons.
*** The terms and conditions of the MRI Guarantee can be found here.
**** Whereby “free” means “not made with latex” according to current FDA guidance.

Technical Data

Width: 25.4mm
Length: 45.7mm
SONATA cochlear implant
3.3mm
165°
5.9mm
 
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SONATA
Cochlear Implant


Stimulation Features

  • Sequential non-overlapping stimulation on 12 electrode channels
  • Simultaneous (parallel) stimulation on 2 to 12 electrode channels
  • 24 independent current sources
  • Stimulation reference electrode on titanium housing
  • Stimulation rates of up to 50,704 pulses per second
  • Range of pulse phase duration: 2.1–425.0 μs/phase
  • 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)
  • Electrophysiology measurements reference electrode on titanium housing
  • Auditory Nerve Response Telemetry (ART™)
  • Electrically Evoked Auditory Brainstem Response (EABR)
  • Electrically Evoked Stapedius Reflex Threshold (ESRT)
  • Electric Acoustic Evoked Potential (EAEP)

Housing Design

  • Impact resistance > 2.5 Joule
  • Recommended depth for the stimulator: 2 mm
  • Hermetically sealed titanium housing
  • Stimulator: 17.3 mm x 25.4 mm x 5.9 mm (typical)
  • Coil: 29.0 mm diameter x 3.3 mm thick (typical)
  • Weight: 8.6 g

Safety Features

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

MRI Conditions*

  • MR Conditional at 0.2, 1.0 and 1.5 Tesla

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.


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

FORM Series

Designed specifically for malformed cochleae and for instances where leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is expected. Featuring 24 platinum electrode contacts and SEAL technology designed to aid closing of the cochlear opening.


FORM 24

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

FORM 19

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


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