High Tech Sydney University Cochlear Implant Research Facility Opens

The Northside Cochlear Implant Clinic, is a specialist adult cochlear implant clinic servicing Northern Sydney, the Northern Beaches, Northwest Sydney and greater NSW.  The Northside Hearing group prides itself on high quality outcomes.  As part of Northside’s commitment to high quality outcomes the clinic involves itself in evidence based research of cochlear implants.  The Northside Cochlear Implant Clinic in Sydney is proud to announce the opening of the Kolling Deafness Research Centre at the University of Sydney.

The Kolling Deafness Research Centre (KDRC) has a mandate to promote hearing health research and deafness alleviation.  The centre is located at the University of Sydney’s centre of research excellence the Kolling Building in the Northern school campus.  The Kolling Building is Australia’s largest and most advanced research centre located on a hospital campus. The KDRC’s research focuses on improving cochlear implant electrode insertion, to reduce damage to the inner ear.  The Centre also focuses on hearing alleviation by providing funds for under privileged patients requiring cochlear implants and NSW aboriginal ear health promotion.

The Kolling Deafness Research Centre has deductible gift recipient charitable status and accepts tax deductible donations over $2.

For more information on how to donate, sponsor or get involved with the centre please follow the link and donate to “Sydney Deafness Research Centre”:

http://www.kolling.com.au/forms/Donation_Form_Kolling_Deafness_Research.pdf


Northside Cochlear Implant Clinic in Sydney offers a Brand New Cochlear Implant (Cochlear Nucleus 5)

The Cochlear Nucleus 5 cochlear implant was launched at the Sydney Powerhouse museum in November 2009.  The newest version of the Cochlear corporation hearing implant brings to the market the world’s thinnest and strongest bionic ear.

The cochlear Nucleus 5 is made of titanium and is significantly lighter than previous models, providing increased comfort for the end user.  Other Cochlear Nucleus 5 features include water resistance (allowing the implant to still work when caught in the rain) and two microphone adaptability ( for improved speech understanding in noise).

The stand out feature for elderly patients (who now form the bulk of cochlear implant recipients) is a remote control device.  The remote control device allows adjustment of critical cochlear nucleus 5 features such as volume, acoustic environment changes and adjustment of bilateral implants with the one device.

The cochlear implant (or bionic ear) is now a well established technology for adult deafness.  When patients are not hearing well with their regular super powered hearing aids, then they may be good candidates for a cochlear implant.  Our clinic will be implanting our first patient with the new Cochlear 5 on November 19th 2009.  For further information on the cochlear implant process visit the Northside Cochlear Implant Clinic, in Sydney at: