Company develops hearing implant for iPhone

(Photo courtesy of Apple)

CUPERTINO, Calif. (WIVB) — Apple is teaming with Cochlear to launch the first hearing implant made for an iPhone.

The FDA has approved Cochlear’s Nucleus 7 sound processor, which can stream sound directly from a compatible iPhone or iPad to a patient’s surgically embedded sound processor.

The device also allows customers with the implant to control and customize sounds directly from their devices. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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