Cochlear Implants help people who are severely or profoundly deaf to be able to hear by electrically stimulating the auditory nerve in the cochlea.  Since their invention in 1961, the basic design of Cochlear implants hasn’t changed very much.

But a lot of other things have changed.  For example, computers have gotten cheaper and more portable.

Old Computer

 

The internal components of Parallax Hearing Company’s Cochlear Implants are still based on the same reliable technology that has existed for more than forty years.  And now it’s smaller, cheaper, and more convenient.

CI Internal Component Sketch

One of the most expensive parts of a Cochlear Implant is the microphone and sound-processor that usually go behind the ear.  But you don’t need that.  You’ve been carrying a microphone and sound processor with you for most of your life.

We have re-invented the Cochlear Implant for the 21st Century.  You are always connected, and the world around you is only one part of what you really want to hear.

Phone with App and Hand

Our Cochlear Implant is the first device in the world to use your smartphone as the primary sound processor.  Connected via Bluetooth, the volume of the world can be controlled through our app, background noise can be filtered through Artificial Intelligence, and you can interface directly to your computer.

We have a patent pending on this system.

 

**The above photo of a team of people moving a computer is used with permission of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.