- Sound Processing
Naída™ CI Q Sound Processor + Naída™ Link Hearing Aid
Naída™ CI Q Sound Processor + Naída™ Link CROS solution
If you are planning to use a cochlear implant in one ear and have some hearing in the other ear, there are many reasons to continue to use a hearing aid in your other ear. Your hearing aid provides loudness and sound with depth. Your cochlear implant gives you greater clarity. When the devices work together, they can provide the rich sound you want and the speech understanding you need.
Hearing with both ears improves your brain’s ability to map and analyze the world of sound around you. It gives you a better sense of where sounds are coming from, allows you to hear better in noisy situations, makes hearing less tiring, and can improve the quality of your life.1 That’s why you shouldn’t settle for any hearing technology that’s less than a complete solution.
The Phonak Naída Link hearing aid and AB Naída CI Q90 sound processor are able to communicate with each other in a way no other hearing aid and cochlear implant combination can match.
This customized approach is designed to ensure you hear speech more clearly in background noise and on the phone, unlike having a hearing aid and a cochlear implant that is not designed to work together.2
With Naída CI, you can even adjust both devices with a single control. It is the most natural way to combine a hearing aid and a cochlear implant, making it easy to hear, easy to use, easy to communicate, and easy to connect.
The Phonak Naída Link is the only hearing aid designed to treat sound in the same way as your Naída CI sound processor. This makes it easy to hear with them together.
Studies show that this gives you listening comfort and excellent hearing in noise compared to using a cochlear implant and any other hearing aid.
The Naída bimodal hearing solution helps you hear with greater ease and more comfort wherever you go.
Both the Naída CI sound processor and Naída Link hearing aid use the same advanced automatic technology to react and adjust in the same way and at the same time to changing situations.
Because of their unique ability to communicate with each other, you can adjust volume or program settings on both Naída devices at the same time just by touching the controls of either device.
The integrated Roger™ system transmits high-quality audio to both devices at the same time to boost your speech understanding in noise and over distance.3,4,5
You can choose from a wide selection of Phonak wireless accessories that stream audio directly to both devices for effortless hearing.
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Having the same chip technology and sound processing gives you an integrated two-ear listening experience, even though you’re hearing through different kinds of devices. The Naída Link + Naída CI Q hearing solution gives you access to shared automated features for improved sound quality and understanding in noise, without the use of any additional accessories.
For a hearing solution designed to make the most of both your ears, make the clear choice. Choose the power of Advanced Bionics and Phonak.
“I am enjoying my bimodal hearing system. I have the AB Naída CI Q90 sound processor on one side, matched with the Phonak Naída Link hearing aid in my opposite ear. They pair together beautifully and give me a hearing level unmatched in my previous years.”
AB Bimodal CI Wearer and AB Mentor
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Wolfe J, Morais M, Shafer E, Agrawal S, Koch D. (2015) Evaluation of speech recognition in cochlear implant recipients using adaptive, digital remote microphone technology and a speech enhancement sound processing algorithm. J Amer Acad Audiol 26: 502-508.
De Ceulaer G, Bestel J, Mülder H, Goldbeck F, Janssens de Varebeke S.P, Govaerts P.J. (2015) Speech understanding in noise with the Roger Pen, Naída CI Q70 processor, and integrated Roger 17 receiver in a multi-talker network. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 273:5:1107-1114.