Cochlear are an Australian based biotechnology company that was founded back in 1981. Cochlear got its beginning courtesy of grants from the Australian government, with the money used to develop implants that would be used for the improvement of hearing devices. Such has been the success of the company that their technology is now found in roughly two-thirds of the implant devices being used all over the world. Cochlear have remained on the cutting edge since day one, and are routinely viewed as one of the most technologically advanced companies in the world. Their corporate headquarters are located in Sydney, Australia.