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Bionic Ear Market

Bionic Ear Market Size, Share & Segmentation by Device Type (Cochlear Implant, Auditory Brainstem Implants, Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid), By End User (Research Institutes, Hearing Clinics, Hospitals), by Regions and Global Forecast 2023-2030

Report Id: SNS/HC/2566 | July 2022 | Region: Global | 135 Pages

Report Scope & Overview:

The Bionic Ear Market Size was valued at USD 1209 billion in 2022, and expected to reach USD 2428 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 9.1% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

An electronic device known as a neural prosthesis, or bionic ear, is created for those who have hearing loss. It has the ability to activate the hearing nerve and deliver sound impulses right to the brain. The bionic ear consists of an external sound processor and a receiver-stimulator that are both fitted behind the ear. The sound processor also records outside sound and transforms it into a digital code. The receiver-stimulator mounted behind the ear receives this digital code and transmits it. Additionally, using the digital code it has just received, the receiver creates the electrical impulses before sending them to the electrode array located inside the cochlea. Both those who have experienced entire loss or significant loss may use these gadgets.

Bionic Ear Market



  • Increasing number of hearing disorders

  • Growing interest in minimally invasive surgical methods will help the market.

  • Increasing R&D expenditures to create sound processors of the future

  • An increase in parental knowledge and the availability of infrastructure for identifying hearing problems in newborn children


  • A legal requirement


  • Rise in research and development for bionic ears


  • High costs for devices and medical care


The bionic ear market was negatively influenced by COVID-19. The epidemic led to many lockdown procedures and increased difficulties for patients with hearing impairments. To treat patients with the coronavirus, many hospitals curtailed elective operations and surgeries and redistributed hospital resources like nursing staff and ICU beds. The development of the market for bionic ears was further constrained by treatment restrictions and a drop in implanted bionics production.

By Device Type

Cochlear implants, bone-anchored hearing aids, and auditory brainstem implants, are the three market segments for bionic ears. The cochlear implant market category retained a large market share. Research shows that cochlear implants are more effective than conventional devices. These gadgets improve the sound quality, making it easier for a person to comprehend conversation. Additionally, it aids in restoring clear sound in a noisy setting and is even thought to be child-safe.

These are the only medical procedures that, with electric stimulation of the remaining auditory nerve, can partially restore hearing to a deafened person. When wearing hearing aids is no longer effective and a person suffers from serious inner-ear damage, it may be a viable choice. Someone who is profoundly deaf due to retro cochlear hearing loss can now hear thanks to an electronic gadget that was surgically placed. The "processor," which is worn on the ear, is one of two components that make up an auditory brainstem implant. The other component is internal and is inserted surgically. A microphone on the processor additionally picks up the sound surrounding it and transforms it into an electrical signal. Following that, the processor transmits the sound signal to the hearing implant's internal component. An implant array is implanted inside the brainstem, while a receiver is situated immediately below the epidermis.

It is a hearing aid that employs the bone conduction theory of operation. It is intended for persons who otherwise cannot wear "in the ear" or "behind the ear" hearing aids due to unilateral hearing loss, conductive hearing loss, single-sided deafness, or combined hearing losses.

By End User

Hospitals, hearing clinics, and research institutes make up the three market segments for bionic ears. The market is expected to expand as a result of rising healthcare costs and rising demand for bionic ears. Institutions that carry out numerous studies on various topics are referred to as research institutes. Over the past few years, more research has been done on bionic ears. Research institutes are expanding as a result of increased financing for research initiatives. Rising financing for research initiatives has also resulted in an increase of research institutes, which has helped the segment's expansion.

Due to the specialist care and innovation of the facilities, hearing clinics are anticipated to expand dramatically.

The market leader and owner of the biggest market share for bionic ears was the hospital sector. More patients seek treatment at hospitals because they offer superior care and employ qualified medical personnel.


Some of the major key players are as follows: Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, Edward Lifesciences Corporation, Hangzhou Nurotron, Ekso Bionics, Medtronic PLC, Oticon, MED-EL, Listent Medical, Sonova, WS Audiology.


By Device Type

  • Cochlear Implant

  • Auditory Brainstem Implants

  • Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid

By End User

  • Research Institutes

  • Hearing Clinics

  • Hospitals

Bionic Ear Market


The market for bionic ears in North America is the most appealing. This is caused by increased public awareness and improved diagnostic tools.

The expansion is anticipated to be fueled by bionic ear technology. Europe comes next after that. Due to its enormous population and rising affluence, the Asia-Pacific region is predicted to have the quickest growth rate.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


Bionic Ear Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 1209 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 2428 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 9.1% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Device Type (Cochlear Implant, Auditory Brainstem Implants, Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid)
• By End User (Research Institutes, Hearing Clinics, Hospitals)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Advanced Bionics, Cochlear, Edward Lifesciences Corporation, Hangzhou Nurotron, Ekso Bionics, Medtronic PLC, Oticon, MED-EL, Listent Medical, Sonova, WS Audiology.
Key Drivers • Increasing number of hearing disorders
• Growing interest in minimally invasive surgical methods will help the market.
RESTRAINTS • A legal requirement

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Ans. Bionic Ear Market Size was valued at USD 1109 billion in 2021, and expected to reach USD 2040.3 billion by 2028, and grow at a CAGR of 9.1% over the forecast period 2022-2028.

Ans. The cochlear implant market category retained a large market share.

Ans. Key drivers of the Bionic Ear Market is Increasing number of hearing disorders, and Growing interest in minimally invasive surgical methods will help the market.

Ans. The bionic ear market was negatively influenced by COVID-19. The epidemic led to many lockdown procedures and increased difficulties for patients with hearing impairments 

Ans.  Top-down, bottom-up, Quantitative, Qualitative Research, Descriptive, Analytical, Applied, Fundamental Research.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Bionic Ear Market Segmentation, By Device Type

8.1 Cochlear Implant

8.2 Auditory Brainstem Implants

8.3 Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid


9. Bionic Ear Market Segmentation, By End User

9.1 Research Institutes

9.2 Hearing Clinics

9.3 Hospitals


10. Regional Analysis

10.1 Introduction

10.2 North America

10.2.1 USA

10.2.2 Canada

10.2.3 Mexico

10.3 Europe

10.3.1 Germany

10.3.2 UK

10.3.3 France

10.3.4 Italy

10.3.5 Spain

10.3.6 The Netherlands

10.3.7 Rest of Europe

10.4 Asia-Pacific

10.4.1 Japan

10.4.2 South Korea

10.4.3 China

10.4.4 India

10.4.5 Australia

10.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

10.5 The Middle East & Africa

10.5.1 Israel

10.5.2 UAE

10.5.3 South Africa

10.5.4 Rest

10.6 Latin America

10.6.1 Brazil

10.6.2 Argentina

10.6.3 Rest of Latin America


11.Company Profiles

11.1 Advanced Bionics

              11.1.1 Financial

11.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

11.1.3 SWOT Analysis

11.1.4 The SNS view

11.2 Cochlear

11.3 Edward Lifesciences Corporation

11.4 Hangzhou Nurotron

11.5 Ekso Bionics

11.6 Medtronic PLC

11.7 Oticon

11.8 MED-EL

11.9 Listent Medical

11.10 Sonova


12.Competitive Landscape

12.1 Competitive Benchmark

12.2 Market Share analysis

12.3 Recent Developments




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