Cochlear Implants Market Size, Statistics and Segmentation Report by 2027

Cochlear Implants Market to 2027 - Global Analysis and Forecasts by Type of Fitting (Unilateral Implantation, Bilateral Implantation) and By End User (Adults, Pediatrics) and Geography

Publication Month : May 2019

  • Report Code : TIPHE100001260
  • Category : Medical Device
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 150
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The cochlear implants market was valued at US$ 1,510.9 million in 2018 and it is projected to reach US$ 4,124.1 million in 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% from 2019 to 2027.

A cochlear implants are electronic devices that help in restoring hearing. These devices are used by people having severe hearing loss from inner-ear damage and who receive limited benefit from hearing aids. A cochlear implant bypasses damaged areas of the ear thereby delivering sound signals to the auditory nerve. A sound processor, fitting behind the ear, captures sound signals and transmits them to a receiver implanted under the skin behind the ear. Thereafter, the receiver sends the signals to electrodes implanted in the cochlea. The growth of the global cochlear implants market is attributed to the growing geriatric population, increase in the number of patients suffering from hearing loss, and increasing R&D expenditure in medical device companies. However, high cost of cochlear implants and side effects associated with the cochlear surgery are the major factor hindering the market growth.

The global cochlear implants market is expected to witness substantial growth post-pandemic. The COVID-19 has affected economies and industries in various countries due to lockdowns, travel bans, and business shutdowns. The COVID-19 crisis has overburdened public health systems in many countries and highlighted the strong need for sustainable investment in health systems. As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, the healthcare industry is expected to see a drop in growth. The life sciences segment thrives due to increased demand for invitro diagnostic products and rising research and development activities worldwide. However, the medical technologies and imaging segment is witnessing drop in sales due to a smaller number of surgeries being carried out and delayed or prolonged equipment procurement. Additionally, virtual consultations by healthcare professionals are expected to become the mainstream care delivery model post-pandemic. With telehealth transforming care delivery, digital health will continue to thrive in coming years. In addition, disrupted clinical trials and the subsequent delay in drug launches is also expected to pave the way for entirely virtual trials in the future. New technologies such as mRNA is expected to emerge and shift the pharmaceutical industry and market is also expected to witness more vertical integration and joint ventures in coming years.

Lucrative Regions for Global Cochlear Implants Market

Lucrative Regions for Global Cochlear Implants Market
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Market Insights

Increase in Number of Patients Suffering From Hearing Loss to Drive Global Cochlear Implants Market Growth

Hearing loss is on the rise. Unless this trend is reversed, it will mean higher direct costs for health systems. The need will grow for ear and hearing care services and related technologies, such as hearing devices, cochlear implants and others. If these needs are not met, this would be detrimental not only for individuals in terms of social isolation and increased poverty, but also for societies as a whole, due to lower productivity. A number of governments around the world have recognized the importance of mitigating current trends by preventing hearing loss in the first instance. Several factors like growing global population, rising genetic diseases and infections leading to hearing loss, increasing geriatric population and others are altogether driving the increase in hearing loss worldwide.

According to the report published by World Health Organization (WHO) in 2018, 466 million people across the globe suffered from hearing loss and the number is expected to rise to 630 million by 2030 and 900 million by 2050. Also, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) report, Hearing Loss Facts and Statistics 2018, approximately 48 million Americans have some degree of hearing loss. It also mentioned that 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.

Thus, the growing prevalence of hearing loss across the globe have fuelled the growth of cochlear implants market.

Type of Fitting -Based Insights

In terms of type of fitting, the global cochlear implants market is segmented into unilateral implantation and bilateral implantation. In 2018, the unilateral implantation segment held largest share of the market. However, the bilateral implantation segment is estimated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Global Cochlear Implants Market, by Type of Fitting – 2018 and 2027

Global Cochlear Implants Market, by Type of Fitting – 2018 and 2027
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End User-Based Insights

In terms of end user, the global cochlear implants market is segmented into adults and pediatrics. The adults segment held the largest share of the market in 2018. In contrast, the pediatrics segment is estimated to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period.

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Cochlear Implants Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 1,510.9 Million in 2018
Market Size Value byUS$ 4,124.1 Million by 2027
Growth rateCAGR of 11.9% from 2019-2027
Forecast Period2019-2027
Base Year2019
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The global cochlear implants market players are adopting the product launch and expansion strategies to cater to changing customer demands worldwide, which also allows them to maintain their brand name globally.

Global Cochlear Implants Market – by Type of Fitting

  • Unilateral Cochlear Implantation
  • Bilateral Cochlear Implantation

Global Cochlear Implants Market – by End- User

  • Adults
  • Pediatrics

Global Cochlear Implants Market – by Geography

  • North America

    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe

    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)

    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America and Central America (SCAM)

    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SCAM

Company Profiles

  • Cochlear Ltd.
  • MED-EL
  • Sonova
  • Nurotron Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
  • Demant A/S
  • Starkey
  • Amplifon
  • Medtronic
  • GN Hearing A/S
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type of Fitting and By End User and Geography

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina

Frequently Asked Questions

What are cochlear implants?

Cochlear implants are electronic devices that facilitate in restoring hearing. These devices are employed by individuals having severe hearing impairment from inner-ear injury or damage and the ones who receive restricted benefit from hearing aids.

How cochlear implants work?

A cochlear implant bypasses impaired areas of the ear thereby delivering sound signals to the auditory nerve. A sound processor, fitting behind the ear, captures sound signals and transmits them to a receiver constituted underneath the skin behind the ear. Thereafter, the receiver sends the signals to electrodes constituted within the cochlea.

Which region is lucrative for the cochlear implants market?

North America is most profitable region for the cochlear implants market and is growing with the CAGR of 12.1%.

Which end-user held the largest share in the cochlear implants market?

By end user, the world cochlear implants market is divided into adults and pediatrics. The adults section bear the biggest share of the market in 2018. In distinction, the paediatrics section is calculable to grow at the quickest rate throughout the forecast amount.

Who are the key players in the cochlear implants market?

The major key players of the cochlea implants are MED-EL, Demant A/S, Amplifon, Nurotron Biotechnology Co. Ltd., Starkey, Cochlear Ltd., Sonova, Medtronic, GN Hearing A/S, and WIDEX A/S.

The List of Companies

  1. Cochlear Ltd.
  2. MED-EL
  3. Sonova
  4. Nurotron Biotechnology Co. Ltd.
  5. Medtronic
  6. Demant A/S
  7. Starkey
  8. WIDEX A/S
  9. Amplifon
  10. GN Hearing A/S
  11. Gaes Group
  12. Algorkorea
  13. Beltone

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