System Software


Faster, Easier, and More Powerful Than Ever Before

MAESTRO 8.0 is our latest fitting software for MED-EL cochlear implants. It builds on the complete redesign that we introduced with MAESTRO 7.0. We integrated extensive feedback from audiologists and clinicians in the field to make MAESTRO 8.0 our most powerful and intuitive software ever.

  • Intuitive Workflow
  • Fastest Objective
  • Powerful Fitting Tools

Intuitive Handling

MAESTRO 8.0 is designed to be as accessible and intuitive as possible for both new and experienced clinicians. With a guided workflow, you can easily see recommended tasks. The new session view provides a comprehensive overview of your current fitting session.  

Guided Workflow
Suggested tasks are highlighted to help you quickly and easily perform recommended tasks for both intra-operative measures and fitting sessions.

Improved Usability
Enhanced user interface makes it faster and easier to change front-end settings for each map, create progressive maps, increase levels, or perform loudness balancing.

Map-Specific Settings
Set map-specific front-end processing levels, like Strong Wind Noise Reduction for one map and Mild for another.

Patient Editor
Easily set up a new patient or manage patient history, including adding new implants for existing patients.

Design Award 2019

Awarded to the SYNCHRONY System, comprising the SONNET 2 Audio Processor and accessories, SYNCHRONY 2 Cochlear Implant, and MAESTRO 8.0 fitting software.

Session View

Our new session view is a complete dashboard of everything you want to know about a patient’s processors during a fitting session. You can see telemetry for each electrode. It has full bilateral support, and you can add a processor with one click. You can go live with one side or with bilateral and quickly adjust charge levels right in the session view for loudness balancing without opening a map. 

Session View


AutoART is the fastest automatic ECAP measuring tool available. With one click, you can perform intra-op ECAP across all 12 electrodes in 90 seconds. During fitting sessions, you can perform a detailed automatic ECAP analysis in just a few minutes. And with the ARTFit algorithm, you can instantly create a profile map based on these FineGrain ECAP objective measures. 

Made for Bimodal

Easily perform loudness balancing to a hearing aid in session view. The natural loudness growth of our AGC makes it easy to balance with nearly any hearing aid—without having to refit the hearing aid. And because MED-EL cochlear implants offer more natural pitch-match, timing, and AGC compression ratio, we can provide a much closer match to the acoustic range of the hearing aid.

Bilateral Fitting
MAESTRO 8.0 - Powerful Tools

Powerful Tools

With MAESTRO 8.0, we made the workflow intuitive, but we also made advanced fitting tools more powerful and more accessible. MAESTRO 8.0 is packed with powerful tools for clinicians, including Triphasic pulses, integrated eSRT and eABR tasks, and late-latency cortical objective measures. 


Triphasic Pulses
This unique pulse shape helps control current spread, which can be especially useful for patients with non-auditory stimulation.

Measure the cochlear microphonics (CoG) as the acoustic response to Electric Acoustic Evoked Potentials during electrode insertion.

eSRT & eABR Measures
Integrated eSRT and eABR tasks allow you to utilize detailed objective measures within the MAESTRO 8.0 interface.

Cortical Responses
Measure late latency response to help confirm if stimulation is generating a response in the auditory center of the brain.


Why MED-EL: 
A Trusted Partner

For more than 30 years, MED-EL has been a trusted partner and innovation leader in hearing implants. We’re here to work together with you, and we’re committed to providing outstanding service and support for our professional partners.

With the most advanced cochlear implant systems, we offer the best hearing experience for your patients and the best clinical experience for you.

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Technical Data


MAESTRO 8.0 System Software

MAESTRO 8.0 Features

  • Coding strategies: FS4, FS4-p, FSP, HD-CIS. The Fine Structure Processing strategies (FS4, FS4-p, FSP) deliver both tonotopic and temporal information, reflecting natural hearing.
  • Pulse shape options: Biphasic and Triphasic Pulses, Interphase Gaps (IPG)
  • Four program positions
  • Progressive maps: Automatic generation of maps with an increase in loudness
  • Integrated EAS acoustic fitting (6-channel EAS acoustic fitting)
  • Longitudinal patient record: The patient history gives a quick overview of previous measurements and fitting sessions
  • Data import and export with integrated option to anonymize patient data
  • Visual reinforcement tool (VRT): Integrated media player to support fitting with visual rewards
  • Compatible with all current multi-channel MED-EL cochlear implants
  • Compatible with all currently available MED-EL audio processors

MAESTRO 8.0 New Features

  • Support of SONNET 2 Audio Processor and SYNCHRONY 2 Implant
  • Programming support for new SONNET 2 features
  • Bilateral fitting support: MAESTRO 8.0.0 allows simultaneous adjustment of maps from the session view
  • Independent map parameters: Front-End features can be individualized per map

Professional online portal*

  • Integrated link to myMED-EL, an online platform for professionals
  • Processor configuration backup: store configurations online and access them from anywhere


The following measurements are available intraoperatively and postoperatively:

  • Impedance and Field Telemetry (IFT): Easy and fast implant integrity check
  • Electrically Evoked Compound Action Potential (ECAP) measurements: AutoART is the fastest automatic ECAP measuring tool (intraoperative: 90 seconds for all 12 channels, postoperative: 4-5 minutes for all 12 channels), ART provides extended configuration options and additional measurement types
  • ART Advanced setup: Measure cochlear microphonics (CM) as a response to acoustic stimulation in patients with acoustic hearing.
  • Electrically Evoked Stapedius Reflex Threshold (ESRT): Check implant function intraoperatively or find an objective baseline for fitting postoperatively
  • Electrically Evoked Auditory Brainstem Response (EABR): Confirm if stimulation is generating a response in the auditory center of the brain


  • Automatic ECAP based maps: ARTFit automatically generates a fitting map based on an ECAP measurement
  • Strategy independent energy consumption: The energy consumption of the processor is independent of the selected coding strategy
  • Loudness balancing: Easy simultaneous balancing of bilateral CIs, SSD cases or CI to hearing aids
  • Remote fitting capability

System requirements

Hardware requirements

  • PC or Laptop/Notebook in connection with one of the supported Microsoft® Windows® operating systems
  • Dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz or higher
  • 2 GB RAM or more
  • 2 GB free disk space or more
  • Color display with a resolution of 1024 × 768 or higher
  • One free high-power USB 2.0 (or higher) compliant port
  • One free printer port or network connection to the printer

Software requirements

Microsoft Windows® 7, Service Pack 1 and later,
Microsoft Windows® 8.1, and later,
Microsoft Windows® 10 and later

Supported database formats

SQLite, Microsoft SQL Server 2008,
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft SQL Server 2012,
Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server 2016

MAX Programming Interface

The MAX programming interface is compatible with all current multi-channel implants and audio processors. It features two audio processor sockets, allowing simultaneous bilateral fittings.


Upgrading is quicker and easier than ever before, simply download the software. Alternatively, order he software on a USB flash drive.

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