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Sep 26, 2023

Comparing manufacturer reliability data can be difficult. Surgeon and researcher Sumit Agrawal and MED-EL reliability expert Manfred Pieber share their professional insights into this topic with Marcus Schmidt. Clinical studies on reliability can also provide valuable insights into implant manufacturers.


Refer to pages 4-14 and 32 after downloading the report from: Reliable Hearing by Design: MED-EL Cochlear Implants

Reliable Hearing by Design: MED-EL’s BONEBRIDGE

Literature Links:

Cochlear implant failures and reimplantation: A 30-year analysis and literature review (

Evaluating Reasons for Revision Surgery and Device Failure Rates in Patients Who Underwent Cochlear Implantation Surgery (

The reliability of hearing implants: report on the type and incidence of cochlear implant failures (

The French Cochlear Implant Registry (EPIIC): Cochlear implantation complications (

The French National Cochlear Implant Registry (EPIIC): Cochlear explantation and reimplantation (