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Australia-based Cochlear has unveiled its Nucleus Profile Implant with Slim Modiolar Electrode (CI532) to boost hearing capabilities of users.
The new slim modiolar electrode is designed as a soft, thin, flexible, atraumatic full-length perimodiolar electrode on a reliable implant (Nucleus Profile).
Cochlear North America president Tony Manna said: "Our new Slim Modiolar Electrode is the latest perimodiolar array innovation in our portfolio of electrodes, and it really does make a difference for our customers and the surgeon.
"Feedback from leading surgeons around the world provided us with valuable insights as we developed this electrode.
“Cochlear now offers the world's thinnest, full-length perimodiolar electrode, offering smooth and easy insertion during surgery and optimal hearing for our customer afterwards."
The new electrode is placed near to the hearing nerve, and its thin design protects and preserves the delicate structures of the cochlea.
"Feedback from leading surgeons around the world provided us with valuable insights as we developed this electrode."
Its design is based on the company’s previous generation of electrodes and features a combination of benefits of a thin atraumatic electrode with perimodiolar positioning to achieve a consistent placement in the scala tympani and achieve reliable hearing performance.
The slim modiolar electrode operates with insertion mechanism, which allows surgeons to match their electrode insertion approach in accordance with individual patient's needs.
It is compatible with round window, extended round window and cochleostomy insertion approaches and can be reloaded when required.
An independent research suggested improvement in hearing performance after placing the electrode contacts closer to the nerve used for hearing.
Image: The new Cochlear Nucleus Profile Implant with Slim Modiolar Electrode (CI532). Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Cochlear Limited.