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Unread 11-29-2009, 01:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Nucleus 5 and Freedom comparison video

I've seen some discussions here on AD about the new Nucleus 5 implant but I haven't seen this video posted anywhere yet. So I just thought I'd post it.

It's a pretty good video comparing the new Nucleus 5 with the Nucleus Freedom. So you'll be able to see the size difference.

I just got the Nuclues 5 implant surgery last Wednesday. I read some comments about not liking the fact that there's a square part in the implant rather then round. Well, I have the square on in me right now and my friend has the old round one. You cannot feel or see any difference.

Anyway, here's the video.


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Unread 11-29-2009, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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does he have his old implant but upgraded Freedom processor to N5? or just recently had an implant surgery?

I noticed he is wearing hearing aids on his other ear.. well it look like an ear mold
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Unread 11-29-2009, 01:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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While I was waiting to get my CI surgery they told me that if I got it in time I would first get a freedom. Then when the 5 was approved by the FDA I'd get that and be able to keep my old freedom for back up. Unfortunately I didn't' get mine in time but maybe that's how this guy got both.

So, I really don't know. I'm sure upgrades are available but if insurance will cover that upgrade is another matter.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 01:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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my hubby is planning to check with the insurance to see if they will be able to cover the expense of getting a new Nucelus 5. He has a freedom. He hasn't check with his insurance yet, maybe after x mas.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 01:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would be able to upgrade to N5 in about 2/3 years as the NHS allows you to have the same model for 5 years before you can have an upgrade
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Nucleus 5 in my left ear, Implanted October 2000, activated November 2000.
Oticon Spirit Zest C SP in my right ear
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Unread 11-29-2009, 02:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like the remote. The man said N5 don't have rechargeable but freedom have one.

I don't think Freedom electrode need to be re-implant replacement to N5. Just replacement the sound processor and magnet coil.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 02:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You do not need to be reimplanted for N5.

Rechargeables for N5 have not yet been approved by FDA but will be
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Unread 11-29-2009, 02:52 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I like the remote. The man said N5 don't have rechargeable but freedom have one.

I don't think Freedom electrode need to be re-implant replacement to N5. Just replacement the sound processor and magnet coil.
I didn't think they needed to be but just wondering if he did.
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