The Bionic Ear Association eNewsletter features all the most up-to-date news and product information from Advanced Bionics for recipients, their families, and loved ones. In this issue, we take a look at Skinits® for the Naída CI Q70 (Naída CI), HiRes™ Optima Sound Processing*, and care and use of the Naída CI.

Skinit® Designs

Naída CI recipients can show off their unique style with Skinit designs. Eye-catching and easy-to-apply, Skinit decals are available for Naída CI, Neptune™, and Harmony™ sound processors. You can browse a variety of designs or upload personal photos or artwork to create a unique look for your sound processor.

HiRes™ Optima* Sound Processing

AB’s newest sound processing strategy, HiRes Optima, delivers optimized battery life with the same great performance as HiRes Fidelity 120™* sound processing. AB cochlear implant recipients using this technology enjoy an average battery life improvement of 55%, providing them with considerably more time to hear their world before needing to change a battery. HiRes Optima is available for use with Naída CI, Neptune, and Harmony sound processors. Visit the HiRes Optima page, to learn more about AB’s newest, groundbreaking processing strategy.

Naída CI Q70 Care Reminders


The Naída CI Q70 processor helps you hear during all of your favorite activities, such as hiking, cycling, or running. Taking proper care of the Naída CI with these simple maintenance steps ensures long-term enjoyment and optimal functionality:

  • Place the Naída CI and PowerCel™ batteries in the Zephyr by Dry & Store®, or similar desiccant device, for complete drying at night.
  • Use a canned air duster (commonly used to clean keyboards or electric equipment) to dry the connector on the Naída CI or blow out foreign debris in the ports.
  • Carry extra PowerCel batteries in the carrying case provided with the Naída CI kit. If the case is not available, you may use a sealed plastic bag. Debris may accumulate on the PowerCel connector if the batteries are carried loosely in pockets or handbags.

For more information on the care and use of the Naída CI, please review the user guide.

“Max really likes the design of the Naída CI Q70 and the capabilities of the ComPilot. He always talks about the comfort of the Naída CI design.”

Greg Hawkins, father of AB recipient Max

“The Naída CI Q70 has not only given me my life back, but it has opened up my world as well. I can do things and go places I never thought that I could before because of my hearing. Communication in my relationship is better, work is easier, and being able to hear my mother’s voice is the most priceless thing in the world. The Naída CI has given all of that back to me. The accessories that go along with it just continue to make my life easier. The more I use them, the more I adapt and the easier life becomes.”


Michael Lambert, AB recipient

“I've worn the Naída CI processors for a week now. There's NOTHING that I don't like. I love the ComPilot the most. The night I got the equipment, my mom and I went out to dinner. I was playing a game on my phone. My mom could not hear the music, so she was happy, but I could hear it in both ears. Then I heard my phone ringing. I pushed the button to answer on my ComPilot. It was my mom's friend calling. I heard her in both ears! I didn't even have to touch my phone. I just talked to her with my phone on the table. It was awesome!


Nathan Kerns, AB recipient

Our Commitment

Advanced Bionics is committed to supporting your efforts in achieving the best hearing results for your patients. Remember to use our many resources that are available for you and your patients. We are here to help you accomplish your mission.


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*Not approved for pediatric use in the United States.

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    a support network that provides valuable information, education and guidance to anyone considering cochlear implants. Contact us by email at or 866-844-HEAR (4327).


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    a free online program designed to help children with cochlear implants succeed in the classroom.

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    interactive and uniquely designed practice activities to maximize the hearing experience.

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