A Cochlear Implant is actually two devices. The implant is the
small electronic and electrode array implanted under the scalp
behind the ear. The processor is the electronics worn outside the
ear. CI processors are worn behind the ear (BTE). They house a
computer, microphone(s) and battery. Manufacturers may give
the implant one name and the processor another name.
Cochlear is the USA Distributor for the Australian Cochlear Corp.
Their latest implant is called the Nucleus 6 better known as the N6.
They also make the Baha 3 designed for single sided deafness.
They host Cochlear Community, a social networking site where
recipients help each other and post blogs.
MedEl is based in Austria. Their latest implant is called the Maestro.
They also make a middle ear implant system (different than a cochlear
implant) called the Vibrant Soundbridge. They call their social netorking