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High-Performance Processors that Fit Your Lifestyle

AB sound processors incorporate sophisticated, cutting-edge technology and sound processing, along with outstanding durability and reliability, to keep you hearing your best in real-world conditions. Enjoy the best possible hearing in noise, while listening to music—even while in or under the water! With the lifestyle™ line of processors, Advanced Bionics offers the industry’s most flexible wearing styles to meet your or your child’s needs.

“We chose Advanced Bionics because of their superior technology. We wanted to give our son the best access to speech and AB was the way to go.”

Jennifer Lawrence, mother of Cormac, bilaterally implanted at age 1

Naída CI Q70—the industry’s only featherlite instyle™ processor

The slim and trim Naída CI Q70 (Naída CI) is the industry’s newest, most advanced sound processor for barely there on-ear and off-ear wearing. It features fun, fashionable colors and state-of-the-art technologies from AB & Phonak for high-performance hearing that’s always instyle™.

 

Naída CI delivers the full performance package:

Neptune—the industry’s only swimmable freestyle™ processor

Neptune™ is the first and only swimmable sound processor in the world with the most flexible wearing styles ever. Developed for all ages and lifestyles, the fashionable Neptune processor features the industry’s first freestyle™ design, allowing you to hear your world with the comfort of nothing on the ear. Only Neptune gives you the freedom to choose your wearing style—in your hair, on your arm, under your collar, in your pocket— without compromising hearing performance. Whether you want to show it off or tuck it away discreetly, the freestyle design lets you wear it just how you like it.

 

Neptune delivers strength in performance and design:

Flexibility Key in Choosing Olek’s Processor

“This new Neptune processor is exactly what we’ve been waiting for. We prefer the different wearing options. Olek has the ability to wear it under his clothes. He can wear it with the clips. He can wear it in the water. It’s so flexible, it’s going to meet all of our listening needs.”

 

— Dorothy Praglowski, mother of Olek and Ania, AB recipients

Hear Your World with Harmony

Harmony is a comfortable, stylish, and highly functional behind-the-ear processor ideal for adults and children. Experience optimized hearing with the Harmony processor’s unrivaled features:

 

  • Advanced, proven AB sound processing innovations
  • T-Mic™ microphone
  • Easy connectivity
  • Flexible wearing options
  • Built-in diagnostics
  • User-friendly controls
  • Convenient power options
  • Guaranteed water resistance
  • Sleek headpiece design
  • IntelliLink™ safety feature to prevent bilateral mismatches.

Hear Your Best with AB

AB’s superior sound processing technology is designed to help your child or you hear your best in virtually any situation. From quiet libraries to noisy classrooms to bustling restaurants to a loud swimming pool. Under real-world conditions, where real people like you live your lives.

Hear Your Best in Real-World Surroundings

Independent research by Haumann, Büchner, and Lenarz concluded that AB recipients hear speech 150% better in noise and everyday life situations than recipients of competitor devices.1

Hear Your Best in Everyday Situations

In an independent study by experts Spahr, Dorman, and Loiselle, AB outperformed the competition on tests of everyday listening.2 Mean senence scores in quiet, noise, and a soft level showed that AB users hear two times better than competitor users.

Hear Your Best in Noise

An independent study proves that AB recipients hear speech better in noisy situations and group gatherings.3 AB’s unique AutoSound technology automatically adapts to changing listening environments so that you hear your best in everyday settings.

Hear Your Best for Speech Development

An independent study by Bevilacqua et al. concluded that children with AB outperformed children with competitor devices by 62% on tests of auditory and oral language skills during the first six months of implantation.4

Hear Your Best with Music

In a multicenter study sponsored by AB, researchers demonstrated that AB recipients listen to music more frequently and enjoy the music-listening experience 2.5 times more than recipients of other cochlear implant systems.3,5

AB is Music to Your Ears

Most of life’s milestones are celebrated with music. Significant hearing loss does not have to prevent you or your child from missing those very special moments. Advanced Bionics technology is designed to help you hear the layers and complexities that make music so textured and rich.

 

  • T-Mic captures music like a natural-hearing ear and is fully compatible with ear buds like those that come with MP3 players.
  • HiRes Fidelity 120 delivers 120 spectral bands so that you or your child can hear more of the details that are needed for hearing music.
  • ClearVoice is designed to help you understand the lyrics of your favorite songs.
  • AutoSound continually adjusts the volume as you listen, ensuring you don’t miss a single note.
  • Wide IDR (Input Dynamic Range) enables you to hear more sound with less distortion so that it’s easier to hear music and make out lyrics and individual instruments.
  • ComPilot wirelessly streams music from your MP3 player to a hearing aid
    and sound processor or two processors.
  • Phonak TVLink streams high-quality audio directly to your sound processors for
    improved hearing while enjoying your favorite bands on TV.

Online Demonstration

The purpose of the online demonstration is to help you gain an appreciation of the differences in hearing potential that may be available with HiRes 120 sound processing strategy compared to the sound processing strategy used by competitive cochlear implant systems. AB provides these simulations to educate people about the overall benefits of cochlear implants, and demonstrate the advantages of the HiRes 120 sound processing strategy.

Select a Demo:

 

 

* Not approved for pediatric patients in the United States.

References

1.

Haumann S, Buchner A, Lenarz Th. Does the Input Dynamic Range of Cochlear Implant Processors Influence Speech Perception in Adverse Listening Situations? Oral Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implant and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA. April 10-12, 2008.

2.

Spahr A, Dorman MF, Loiselle LH. 2007. Performance of Patients Using Different Cochlear Implant Systems: Effects of Input Dynamic Range. Ear and Hearing. 28:260-275.

3.

Quick A, Koch DB, Osberger MJ. HiResolution with Fidelity 120 Sound Processing: Listening Benefits in CII and HiRes 90K Implant Users. Poster Presentation at the Conference on Implantable Auditory Prostheses, July 15-20, 2007, Lake Tahoe, CA.

4.

Bevilacqqua et al. Auditory and Language Abilities in Children: Comparison of Two Different Cochlear Implant Systems. Poster Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implant and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA April 10-12, 2008.

5.

Mirza S, Douglas SA, Lindsey P, Hildreth T, Hawthorne M. 2003. Appreciation of Music in Adult Patients with Cochlear Implants. Cochlear Implants International. 4(2): 85-95.

AB Product Warranty

Advanced Bionics provides comprehensive warranties on products and accessories to keep you or your child hearing the world around you.

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