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Cochlear Corp.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Introduces Nucleus 24 cochlear implant with 24 channels and ESPrit ear level speech processor for use in severe-to-profoundly deaf adults and profoundly deaf children over 18 months of age. Cochlear launched the Nucleus 22 channel cochlear implant in November 1985 for use in adults and later gained approval for pediatric use. Encased in a titanium shell, Nucleus 24 "offers the maximum number of stimulating electrodes in a cochlear implant," the firm maintains in a June 26 release. The implantable portion of the device requires one-third less space than prior implants and conforms to the shape of a very young child's head," the company notes, adding that over 2,000 people currently wear the device outside the U.S., where it debuted last year...
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