MRI-compatible cochlear implant gets US FDA nod

August 5, 2019 0 By FM

Anew cochlear implant that has safe access during magnetic resonance imaging has been granted marketing approval by the USFDA.

The device offers easier access to 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla MRI scans without the need to remove the internal magnet or use a head wrap.

The new Cochlear Nucleus Profile Plus Series Cochlear Implant and the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor’s built-in connectivity provides direct streaming with compatible Android smartphones. It maintains an accessible magnet if removal is ever required.

The device also includes a thin design, providing cochlear implant recipients the potential of a better cosmetic outcome and less time in surgery.

Nucleus 7 provides recipients the ability to connect to compatible Apple and Android devices without compromising on size, weight or battery life of the sound processor.

This Cochlear implant is manufactured by Cochlear Limited.