Cochlear Receives FDA Approval for New Algorithms

Cochlear has received approval for some new algorithms for the Nucleus 6 processor.  The approval is for the Nucleus Hybrid L24 system, but it wouldn’t be surprising if users of Nucleus 6 processors without the Acoustic Component will also be able to take advantage of them.  The algorithms are:

Wind Noise Reduction

Signal to Noise ratio-based noise reduction (possibly similar to ClearVoice)

SCAN (scene classifier function, which can be used to automatically switch between different programs for different environments)