Bringing hearing to life with Cochlear Nucleus 7

The world is moving to words connectivity and hearing loss is a hurdle in communication. This hearing aid called the Nucleus 7, by Cochlear, has bridged that gap and has found a solution to the hearing loss problem with a futuristic, fully connected device.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor features smartphone compatibility and is Cochlear’s smallest and lightest behind-the-ear hearing solution that combines comfort with advanced sound processing technologies. And thanks to the new chip technology, you can enjoy a full, active day with up to 50% longer battery life.

Made for iPhone technology allows you to stream phone calls, music and more from a compatible Apple device directly to your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor.

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The Nucleus 7 system is composed of two functioning parts: an external sound processor, and an internal implant. Sound is picked up through the external sound processor worn over-the-ear, and transmitted to a coil that sits behind the ear. The coil generates an RF signal that is transmitted to a receiver just under the skin. This receiver sends electrical signals to the implant, a thin wire with 22 electrodes that are surgically inserted into the inner ear. It lines the cochlea in a way such that each of the electrodes is positioned to stimulate a cochlear region that corresponds to a specific frequency of sound. The implant stimulates the cochlear nerve and transmits impulses to the brain that are perceived as sound. They’re different than typical hearing aids because hearing aids amplify sound (think microphone to a speaker, turned really loud) and these implants convert sound directly into electrical signals for the auditory nerve and brain.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is unique in that it has features that allow it to connect directly to Apple products, cancel ambient noise with its SmartSoundiQ with SCAN technology, pair with a regular hearing aid for bimodal hearing, and record sounds the processor picked up even when not in use and worn by the user.

Thanks to the Nucleus Smart App, it’s easier than ever to monitor and manage your child’s hearing and important aspects of your child’s sound processor usage directly from your smartphone.

You can also check the status of their device, including battery life, so you can feel confident that their equipment is functioning properly.

From the playground to the sports field, you can feel confident that your child’s sound processor is safe and secure. The device is also Splashproof, and if worn with an external cover called the aqua+, it becomes waterproof.

With the Hearing Tracker you can track time in speech and number of coil-offs, while the Find My Processor feature can help you locate a missing processor, helping to minimize any time your child spends without sound. Available in 6 colour options, the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor offers a wide range of wearing and retention options – even for small ears.

Souces: MedGadget, Cochlear Image/video Credits: TheVerge, Cochlear

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