Entries from Grumpy Old Deafies tagged with 'cochlear'

Cochlear Implants prevent 'scrambling' in deaf brains

The New Scientist (3 January 2009) touches on testing cochlear implants on kittens (again) and how the results show early implantation prevents brain scrambling: Cochlear implants prevent 'scrambling' in deaf brains Brain activity that is 'scrambled' in deaf cats develops...

Cochlear's dirty marketing tricks

We've been told that a complaint was filed in USA earlier this year against Cochlear. Upon investigation, we found out that the case focused on Medicare and exaggerated claims made by providers and possible competition practices. Background So what's this...

Cochlear's aggressive marketing working

Cochlear has just announced a 25% rise in net profit after tax to a record $100.1 million for the year ended 30 June 2007, while core earnings were up 24 per cent to $107.56 million. Global sales of Cochlear's implants...

Cochlear Implants not value for money?

Wales is to get £750,000 for its cochlear implant programme, to implant 20 adults in 2007-08. That is £37,500 per person, this represents a 60% increase in the CI programme. From these figures, Wales implants 33.33 people each year. Wonder...

Cochlear set to grow 20% in 5 years

Cochlear's marketing tactics, and aggressive business strategy has hit the news again. Cochlear's CEO, Chris Roberts says: ... the company has 70 per cent global market share and the current Cochlear implants only cover 10 per cent of the available...

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