Cochlear Americas receives FDA approval for first and only accessory for waterproof hearing

By: Steve Porter Monday June 3, 2013 0 comments Tags: Aqua Accessory, Centennial, Chris Smith, Cochlear Americas

Cochlear Americas logoCENTENNIAL - Cochlear Americas, a leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a one-of-a-kind Aqua Accessory compatible with its Cochlear Nucleus 5 Sound Processor.

The accessory is a custom cover with a double zip lock seal designed to hold the processor and coil inside and worn behind the ear in its normal position. It is designed to be used in any water-based activities to a depth of four meters for up to an hour, the company said.

"The Aqua Accessory, combined with the Nucleus 5 Sound Processor, allows recipients to hear in every environment, including swimming in the pool, which we know is a high priority for many," said Chris Smith, company president.

"We are pleased to be the first to introduce a behind-the-ear swimming option for cochlear implant users and look forward to seeing them relax and have fun in and out of the water."

The Aqua Accessory can be ordered from the Cochlear Americas store and is available in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

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