This year Cochlear is celebrating 40 years of bone conduction innovation, and how it changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Thanks to the accidental discovery of osseointegration and the brilliance of a researcher, a new technology was born. A technology that would help people with disabling hearing loss reconnect to the world of sound.

Over the next few months, we will tell you how it all started. From a rabbit bone and a passionate physician in the 1960’s, to today’s amazing possibilities of accessing sound at the touch of a button. Because people are at the heart of everything we do, we’ll tell you about those who went against the grain in the name of science. And those who trusted them, those who took the legacy further, and those who can, today more than ever, choose a life surrounded by the sounds they love to hear.

Happy anniversary to you, and your hearing! Happy anniversary to us, and our commitment to always giving you your best sounds!


Cochlear Americas
We’re the people who help people hear. We invented the world’s first multi-channel cochlear implant over 30 years ago, which has evolved into our Cochlear™ Nucleus® System today. Later, we added a bone conduction implant, the Cochlear Baha® System, to our treatment options, so we could help care for more people with hearing loss. And now, with the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Hybrid Implant System, we can help individuals missing high-frequency sounds who may not have had an effective treatment option available to them.