Carina® System

The Cochlear™ Carina® System is a fully implantable middle-ear implant – unlike hearing aids and other hearing implants there is no external device. All the technology is hidden under-the-skin, which means it is 100% invisible.

A hearing solution for you

Hearing aids are not for everyone. Some find that they don’t work effectively. Some find them uncomfortable or too much hassle. Some feel that they hold them back at work, others think it restricts them from doing the things they love and for many people the stigma of wearing a hearing aid puts them off entirely.

If you have moderate to severe sensorineural or mixed hearing loss, and a hearing aid no longer helps, doesn’t appeal, or prevents you from living the life you want, then the Cochlear Carina System may be the perfect solution for you.

Invisible hearing, 24/7

The completely implantable Carina System gives you the freedom to live your life the way you want to; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And unlike a hearing aid you can’t lose it, drop it or forget it.

With the Carina System you can hear…

when you wake up
Don't miss your alarm…
in the shower
No need to remove your device..
cycling to work
You can wear a helmet and hear the traffic…
in meetings
Feel confident and don't miss the important details…
in the pool
Go for a swim or a lunchtime run in the rain…
in dust, rain or wind
You can work and do your hobbies..
when you're out
In noisy restaurants with friends and family…
while you sleep
Don't miss your baby crying at night…
Is it right for me?

If you have moderate to severe sensorineural or mixed hearing loss, and a hearing aid no longer helps, doesn’t appeal, or prevents you from living the life you want, then the Cochlear Carina System may be the perfect solution for you.

Hearing aids are not for everyone. Some find that they don’t work effectively. Some find them uncomfortable or too much hassle. Some feel that they hold them back at work, others think it restricts them from doing the things they love and for many people the stigma of wearing a hearing aid puts them off entirely. To find out if the Carina System is right for you, it’s important to know about your hearing loss.

Sensorineural hearing loss

Sensorineural hearing loss occurs when parts in the inner ear don’t work properly. With sensorineural hearing loss, sounds are not only softer, but may seem muffled or garbled and you may find it hard to understand what people are saying on the phone or in noisy situations, even with the most powerful hearing aids. Hearing aids may help, but sometimes they are not enough.

Mixed hearing loss

Mixed hearing loss is a combination of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss, which means there is damage in both the outer or middle ear and in the inner ear. This type of hearing loss ranges in severity from mild to profound. For people with mixed hearing loss, sounds can be both softer in volume and more difficult to understand.

Does this describe you or someone that you know?

If you or someone that you know has one of the types of hearing loss described above then a Carina System may be a good solution.

A health professional can talk you through the options and help you make the most informed decision. If you don’t already have someone to speak to, we can help you find a clinic close to you. When considering what to do, the most important thing is to have all the information.

How it works

Hearing aids amplify and transmit sound through the ear canal to the middle ear. In contrast, the Carina Implant couples directly to the structures of the middle ear and transmits sounds straight to your inner ear. Thanks to this unique technology the Carina System allows you to hear well in every situation.

 

The Totally Implantable Microphone (TIM) (1) captures sound through the skin and sends it to the internal processor (2) this processes the sound and transmits it to the fixed MicroDrive™ system (3), the driving force of the implant.

The MicroDrive actuator converts the electrical signals into mechanical vibrations, and drives the tiny bones in your ear (4) , that enables you to hear sound in a clean and natural way

How does this technology benefit you
Feedback control

The feedback is managed to ensure that there are fewer whistles and high-pitched noises, so no annoying interference when you are in a meeting or out with friends.

All the volume you need

The Carina System is one of the world’s most powerful middle ear implant, which means you can hear as well as hearing aids in noisy and quiet environments.

Clean and natural sound

Hear more clearly and take in exactly what people say, even in challenging windy environments.

Increased satisfaction

Studies show that over time, people are more satisfied with the Carina System when compared to a hearing aid.

Accessories
Battery Charger

Charging your battery is simple and easy and takes approximately 40 minutes. You can do this while watching TV and by the time your show has finished your battery will be fully charged and you are ready to go!

The powerful rechargeable battery gives you up to 32 hours of hearing on a single charge. It has a lifetime expectancy of 4000 charges, equating to more than 10 years of use.*

 

Remote Control
There is also a handy remote that allows you to change your program to suit the environment you are in or quickly increase your volume when you need it.

 

Optional Button® Audio Processor
The Carina System can also be used together with the optional Button® Audio Processor. This lightweight pocket-sized processor provides you with additional volume when you need it most, like in a noisy meeting at work or with friends at a restaurant. Place the processor on the side of your head, the magnet holds it in place, and as simple as that you have extra power!

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