Our Approach: Closest to Natural Hearing

Our philosophy at MED-EL is to provide the closest to natural hearing with our cochlear implants. We’ve spent more than 30 years developing unique technologies that no other cochlear implant system can match. How? By designing our cochlear implants to follow nature as closely as possible. 

Our Approach: Closest to Natural Hearing

Experience the Full Range of Sound

Every single sound you hear through a cochlear implant goes through the tiny electrode array that is implanted in your cochlea. In natural hearing, sounds travel up the entire length of the cochlea. To properly mimic natural hearing, that electrode array needs to be able to stimulate the full length of the cochlea, and each tone at the right place.

Other cochlear implant companies use short electrode arrays that can only stimulate the first turn of the cochlea, sometimes mistakenly called the hearing zone. These may alter the sound quality and can cause sound to be “tinny”. 

At MED-EL, we use nature as our blueprint. We design our electrode arrays to be long enough to cover your whole cochlea. This means you can enjoy the full range of sound—from low pitches like dogs barking to high pitches like birds chirping and everything in between.

Why MED-EL:  A Lifetime of Hearing

Why MED-EL:
A Lifetime of Hearing

Why choose MED-EL? Besides sound quality, there are so many more reasons why our recipients love their MED-EL implant systems: outstanding MRI safety, wireless connectivity, wireless charging, bimodal matching, all-in-one audio processors, and much more.

Most importantly, we will always be here to support you. At MED-EL, we understand an implant is a choice for life, so we are committed to always being there for you.

Local Support From Experts

If you are ready to take the next steps in getting a cochlear implant, we’re here for you. We understand that hearing loss can be difficult for you and your whole family. That’s why we are committed to supporting you on every step of your journey. Our local team of experts all across Australia can help you navigate questions about

  • Cochlear implant costs, including reimbursement and insurance options.
  • Rehabilitation: What’s involved, resources, and support.
  • Or any other questions you might have from pre and post-surgery to everyday life with an implant.

Want to Learn More About MED-EL Cochlear Implants?

Want to Learn More About MED-EL Cochlear Implants?

Learn more about our cochlear implants and other hearing solutions. You can request free information via the contact form below—our local team will assist you in answering your questions and are here to support you every step of the way.


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About MED-EL

About MED-EL

MED-EL, headquartered in Austria, Europe, is a leading provider of hearing implant systems. We’re passionate about bringing the sounds of life, laughter, loved ones, and music to people with hearing loss. It’s been that way since 1977, when our CEO, Dr. Ingeborg Hochmair, pioneered the modern cochlear implant along with her husband Erwin. Today, we’ve grown into a global company with over 2,300 brilliant minds from around the world, covering over 130 countries with more than 30 regional offices.

We don’t answer to shareholders. We answer to you. That’s why we offer outstanding care and support to our hearing recipients throughout their hearing journey and treat our professional customers as partners. And when we create new technology, we make sure it’s compatible with earlier implants so that everyone can benefit. With MED-EL, our recipients know they can always count on us for a lifetime of better hearing.