Nucleus 5 and Freedom comparison video

Discussion in 'Hearing Aids & Cochlear Implants' started by RonJaxon, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. RonJaxon

    RonJaxon New Member

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    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.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzTGM5grPTg]YouTube - New!! Cochlear Nucleus 5 Processor Review (CC enabled)[/ame]

    Ron
     
  2. Lighthouse77

    Lighthouse77 New Member

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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
     
  3. RonJaxon

    RonJaxon New Member

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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. :(
     
  4. Frisky Feline

    Frisky Feline Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. Lissa

    Lissa Active Member Premium Member

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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
     
  6. Pinky

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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.
     
  7. Lissa

    Lissa Active Member Premium Member

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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
     
  8. Lighthouse77

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    I didn't think they needed to be but just wondering if he did.
     

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