Cochlear™ Case Studies Surgeon Panel Webinar


Cochlear provides an electrode portfolio based on three principles: performance, preservation and preference. While two thirds of our product mix is perimodiolar, Cochlear offers a mix of both perimodiolar and lateral wall electrodes. Individual use of electrodes is often based on clinic experiences, surgical anatomy or surgeon preference.

Cochlear is proud to introduce Cochlear™ Case Studies, a series that highlights relevant clinical and surgical scenarios surrounding the latest hearing industry topics and research. This first webinar will uncover the contributing factors for use of different electrodes and include dialogue on differences of opinion based on surgeon preference.

The first webinar in our Cochlear™ Case Studies Series will be hosted as a live hour-long webinar on Tuesday, February 23rd at 5pm ET. The recording will be available after the event.

Course Details

Date and time: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 at 5 pm ET


  • Daniel M. Zeitler, MD, is a board-certified Otologist/Neurotologist and Skull Base Surgeon at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA and Co-Director of the Listen for Life Center at Virginia Mason
  • Marlan R. Hansen, MD is a Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics. He is the Chair of Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Co-Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa
  • David Friedmann, Neurotologist at NYU, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Director of Resident Research, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Sujana Chandrasekhar, MD, FACS, is a board-certified otolaryngologist in Grand Central NY and Past President of the AAO-HNS

The webinar will cover different surgeon experiences and preferences on the utilization of our electrode portfolio. To learn more about our offering, see below:

Slim Modiolar Electrode

The Slim Modiolar’s thin, atraumatic design is constructed to fit the natural shape of the ear. This electrode is designed for consistent placement within scala tympani with close proximity to the modiolus to maximize performance.  All three surgical approaches can be used to get closer to the hearing nerve.1

 Slim Straight Electrode

The Slim Straight Electrode is the thinnest lateral wall electrode on the market designed for easy insertions with variable full-length insertions up to 25 mm and designed for atraumatic insertion.2

Slim 20 Electrode

The Slim 20 Electrode is the most recent addition to Cochlear’s protfolio, which is the thinnest portfolio within the industry. This electrode provides an option for surgeons who prefer an insertion depth of up to 20 mm with a lateral wall electrode.2 Specifically, Slim 20 was designed with a basal support, optimized for insertion to 20 mm, to assist in the preservation of apical structures within the cochlea.3,4

Contour® Advance Electrode

The Contour Advance Electrode is a robust, stylet-based perimodiolar array designed for focused stimulation close to the modiolus.

Register now for the live surgeon panel webinar!


  1. D1144282: Slim Modiolar (CI632) Physician’s Guide.
  2. FUN1142: Electrode Comparison.
  3. D1631690: EA24 Temporal Bone Insertion Safety Study Report.
  4. FUN3844: Technical Specification for CI624.
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