Electrode was designed to be minimally invasive and only enter the descending basal turn of the scala tympani between 190 and 200 degrees. This short intracochlear electrode had a reduced diameter of 0.2 X 0.4 mm as compared to standard-length cochlear implants. Six electrodes (channels) are located in the distal 5 mm of the electrode. The device was placed through a 0.5?.6 mm cochleostomy located