ISSN 1308-7649 | E-ISSN 2148-3817
Invited Review
Electrode Designs for Protection of the Delicate Cochlear Structures
1 Advanced Bionics LLC, Valencia, CA, USA  
J Int Adv Otol 2018; 14: 401-403
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2018.6461
Key Words: Cochlear implant, electrode, HiFocus, Mid-Scala, SlimJ, pre-curved


The most recent electrode introductions from Advanced Bionics, the HiFocus™ Mid-Scala and the HiFocus SlimJ arrays, have common design goals intended to provide sufficient access to the necessary frequency range while avoiding intracochlear trauma. The electrode choice, either a pre-curved (mid-scala) array or straight (lateral) array, can be made by the surgeon based on anatomical considerations and/or their preferred surgical approach. Both arrays offer ease of handling, suitability for a round window and cochleostomy based insertion and control of the insertion speed.

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: Downing M. Electrode Designs for Protection of the Delicate Cochlear Structures. J Int Adv Otol 2018; 14(3): 401-3.

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