The improved speech and hearing ability offered by early cochlear implantation often results in better educational performance and a higher earning potential later in life. The surgery is typically followed up with post-cochlear implant aural rehabilitation, including an auditory verbal therapist, a speech language pathologist and a deaf educator. This unit sales trend is a result of both patient awareness and patient acceptance with respect to the benefits of cochlear implants. In addition, existing unilateral patients receiving second surgical implants (bilateral – on the other side of their ear) is becoming more common.
The largest limiter of this market over previous years has been the product recalls that both Cochlear and Advanced Bionics underwent. However, both companies have sufficiently recovered from the drop in sales. While growth in this market had been lower than expected, 2015 marked a year of significant sales growth for Cochlear which helped drive the overall. It is expected that the growth rate will gradually stabilize throughout the remainder of the forecast.
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U.S. Hearing Aids And Audiology Device Market Overview
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Cochlear Implant Market
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2.5 Competitive Market Share Analysis
The cochlea implant is surgically implanted under the skin behind the ear; implantation will typically take one to four hours. The device consists of an external sound processor (selectively filtering sound), microphone and RF transducer (transmits power and processed sound signals) and a stimulator and an internal receiver located within the bone beneath the skin, which converts signals into electric impulses through electrodes and a secondary coil which relays signals via electrodes (up to 24) directly to the cochlea.
Benson Medical Instruments
Intelligent Hearing Systems
Others include: Advanced Monitors Corporation, Ambco, American Diagnostics, Amplivox, Audina, Audioscan, Auditdata, Benson Medical Instruments, Duracell, e3 Audiometrics, Foster Special Instruments, Frye Electronics, GlobalMed Telemedicine, GN Otometrics, Grason-Stadler, Hansaton, Hear Clear, Heine, iCellTech, Intelligent Hearing Systems, Interacoustics, Inventis, KaWe, Madsen, Maico, MEDca, MedRx, Micro Audiometrics Corp, MicroTech, Natus, NEXcell, Otovation, Panasonic, Path Medical, Persona Medical, Renata, Riester, Rion, SeboTek Hearing Systems, Songbird Hearing, Sony, SoundHawk, Toshiba, Tremetrics, US Ophthalmic, Vivosonic, Welch Allyn, etc.