AB Receives Health Canada Approval for the HiRes 90K Implant

****Update: Health Canada Approval for Return to Market in Canada****
Advanced Bionics HiRes 90K Cochlear Implant
June 3, 2011

Advanced Bionics is pleased to announce that we have received approval from
the Canadian notified body, Health Canada, to resume distribution of the HiRes
90K™ implant in Canada. Please note that our ability to provide implants to
cochlear implant centers will vary due to limited supply in the initial weeks of market
re-entry. Your local Advanced Bionics representative will keep you informed as we
prepare to resume HiRes 90K implant distribution to your centers.

Thank you for your patience and support as we resolve the HiRes 90K implant recall
and return to markets across the globe. AB remains dedicated to making a
difference in the lives of those impacted by hearing loss.

If you have any questions about the HiRes 90K recall, please contact Advanced