Cochlear Implant Market Analysis | Global | 2017-2023 | MedCore

  • Year: 2017
  • Scope: 2013-2023
  • Region: Asia-Pacific, Brazil, Europe, Mexico, United States
  • Pages: 39
  • Published Date: 11/1/2016
  • Type: MedCore

Industry Trends

Manufacturers of cochlear implants will differ with the numbers of electrodes. The device provides a treatment option for those with hearing loss too severe (due to loss of cochlea sensory hair cells) to be treated with standard hearing aids, as well as those with damaged middle ears but viable cochleas, who are also unable to benefit from the use of standard hearing aids or from the latest models of high powered hearing instruments.

In addition to adults, cochlear implants are especially beneficial to infants and very young children with single-sided deafness who, if treated early enough, are able to develop significantly better speech skills than if they were fit with a standard hearing aid later in life with the help of speech and language therapy. The improved speech and hearing ability offered by early cochlear implantation often results in better educational performance and a higher earning potential later in life. The surgery is typically followed up with post-cochlear implant aural rehabilitation, including an auditory verbal therapist, a speech language pathologist and a deaf educator.

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  • Europe (15 countries including: Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg), Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) Austria, Switzerland and Portugal)
  • Asia-Pacuific
  • Australia
  • Brazil


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Unit Sales Growth Analysis
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Competitor Shares by Segment & Country
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  • Cochlear Implant Market

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  • Unit Sales, Average Selling Prices, Market Value & Growth Trends
  • 10 Year Scope (3 Year Historical + 7 Year Forecast Period)
  • Market Drivers & Limiters for Each Segment
  • Competitive Analysis with Market Shares
  • Product Portfolios

Cochlear Implant Market Share Insights

Cochlear leads the cochlear implant market in the U.S. and in Europe: The company was the first to enter the U.S. market with their Cochlear™ device, which was approved for use by the FDA in 1984. Cochlear’s experience in producing and refining cochlear implants has resulted in technologically competitive products. Their newest additions are a continuation of the Nucleus® implant system, the Nucleus® 6 and Kanso™ Sound Processors. The Nucleus® 6 implements 2.4 GHz Cochlear™ True Wireless technology, allowing direct connection with televisions, smartphones, and other wireless Bluetooth devices. The Nucleus® 6 device also utilizes Cochlear’s SmartSound® iQ. This allows seamless adaptation to a patient’s surroundings, providing six “scene” settings whereby the device modifies the way sound is relayed based on the surrounding environment.

Following behind Cochlear, MED-EL is the second major player in both the U.S. and Europe cochlear implant market. MED-EL was the latest company to enter the U.S. market for cochlear implants when its COMBI™ system was approved by the FDA in 2001. The COMBI™ system is considered one of its previous generation internal cochlear implant devices; the company has since come out with newer products. They claim their Maestro™ has the thinnest, lightest sound processor in its class as well as the smallest implanted component. The Maestro™ can be used by adults and prelingual and postlingual deafened children. The device stimulates the cochlea’s nerve fibers via electrical signals. The Maestro™ consists of both an internal (SONATA and CONCERTO cochlear implants) and an external component (OPUS 2 sound processor).


All Companies Analyzed in this Study

  • Cochlear
  • MED-EL
  • Sonova (Advanced
  • Oticon
  • William Demant

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