Cochlear, a medical device company at the forefront of the world’s hearing implant market, has announced the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, the world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor, in partnership with Apple. Known for it’s Nucleus cochlear implant and Baha bone conduction implant technologies, Cochlear previously released the world’s first Made for iPhone bone conduction sound processor in 2015. Adding the ability to directly interface with mobile technologies to its line of cochlear implant sound processors extends this significant improvement in quality of life to those living with even more severe levels of hearing loss. Through this integration, such individuals can directly stream sound from their iPhone to their implant to use features like FaceTime, teleconferencing, or auditory map navigation directly from their mobile device. The Nucleus 7 is expected to be available in the US and Canada by September of this year.
Cochlear Unveils Nucleus 7, World’s First Made for iPhone Cochlear Implant Sound Processor [Medgadget]