Thinking about my other ear

For those patients that are only entitled to one cochlear implant (currently adults in the UK) some of the cochlear implant manufacturers offer what is known as a ‘bimodal solution’.¬†This means the cochlear implant can work with some specific models of¬†hearing aids in the opposite ear. We recommend carrying on using a hearing aid in the other ear if possible. The bimodal option may be useful to you if you still have some useful hearing on the ear which is not implanted. Some of the hearing aids are available on the NHS and some are only available if purchased privately.

Please speak to USAIS about what options may be available for you.

Cochlear MED-EL

The ReSound Quattro is made for iPhone and Android. This hearing aid is available to purchase privately.

ReSound ENZO 3D hearing aid

ReSound Enzo 3D is a ‘made for iPhone’ hearing aid. You can stream music or telephone calls from compatible Apple devices and also use an App to alter volume, programs and settings on both the hearing aid and processor. This is currently only available if purchased privately.

If you do not have an Apple device you can still stream audio and phone calls to the hearing aid and processor using Cochlear wireless devices.

Currently no Bimodal solution available

Danalogic CS91W is an older generation of GNResound hearing aid that is able to stream audio and telephone calls from any of the Cochlear wireless devices (giving streamed sound to both ears simultaneously). It is not able to use the made for iPhone technology.

Danalogic ‘Ambio’ can also make use of the wireless streaming accessories.

 The GN reSound hearing aids come in matching colours to the Cochlear processors.