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Advanced Bionics provides a comprehensive range of products designed to meet your needs and your lifestyle. Our cochlear implant system (CI) offers more ways to hear than any other CI. And every aspect of our CI has been optimized for clarity, comfort, ease of use, and reliability—allowing you to hear your best.
Did you know?
Advanced Bionics is a leader and pioneer in the field of hearing and cochlear implant technology, holding over 400 patents.
Designed for optimal hearing experience.
*Please contact your local AB representative for regulatory approval and availability in your region.
The implant is made up of several components: The electrode array; the electronics package; the receiver coil; and the magnet.
Designed to be inserted into the cochlea1, the electrodes deliver 120 spectral bands of sound to help you understand speech and enjoy music.2
Provides a reliable connection to the external headpiece. The HiRes Ultra 3D implant provides a hassle free MRI experience, even at powerful 3T scans.
Sophisticated yet incredibly strong, the award-winning HiRes™ Ultra 3D cochlear implant delivers the proven benefits of clearer speech3 and a broader range of sound4. It is designed to exceed industry standards for impact resistance5, allowing you to enjoy life’s adventures without hesitation.
During cochlear implant surgery, our unique AIM™ system* can use the HiRes Ultra 3D to monitor the function of your cochlea and provide the surgeon with invaluable insights.
*Not available in all centers
MRI scans are becoming increasingly commonplace as a diagnostic tool for a wide variety of medical conditions. For CI wearers, this has been a source of hassles and pain, as the magnetic field from MRI machines exerts force on the CI magnet inside the head, causing physical pain for the patient. Therefore, it was common practice to remove the internal magnet prior to high resolution MRI examinations, requiring surgery and interrupting the patient’s hearing during the process.
That’s why we invented the new magnet design in the HiRes Ultra 3D CI system.
HASSLE-FREE: Our HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant does not require removal during an MRI, so you can treat it like any other standard medical examination.
PAIN-FREE: Our innovative multi-magnet assembly allows the magnets to spin in place so there’s no movement within the components of the implant—ensuring no pain or discomfort during an MRI.
UNINTERRUPTED HEARING: The only thing that you have to do to get an MRI is to take off the sound processor and put it back on after the MRI examination.
Did you know?
The HiRes Ultra 3D has been awarded Medtech’s Breakthrough Award 2019 for Best Overall Medical Device Solution.
The cochlear implant system captures the sound around you with one or more microphones. Advanced Bionics has microphones on the front and back of the processor, in the headpiece and positioned at the opening of the ear canal.
Our sound processors use the industry’s most advanced technology to make hearing easier and include the only sound processing strategy in the industry recognized by the FDA to improve speech understanding in noise.
Processed sound is transmitted through the headpiece to the implant. Advanced Bionics implant systems feature the most advanced sound processing circuitry in the world, with programming flexibility that provides nearly unlimited ways to deliver sound.
The human ear is designed to process an amazing range of sound detail from many different environments. Cochlear implants from Advanced Bionics are designed to deliver access to every one of those details—intensity, frequency, pitch, duration, etc.—allowing you to enjoy a full world of sound.
The Naída™ CI sound processor is a small, lightweight external device that connects to the implant headpiece. The processor provides unique, groundbreaking features proven to help you effortlessly hear better in any environment.
The integration of both Phonak and Advanced Bionics technology in our Naída CI ensures your system will deliver incredibly powerful sound. Phonak’s leading hearing aid technology constantly evaluates environmental sounds and automatically applies special sound cleaning features that help you hear your best.
The Naída CI sound processor is the only cochlear implant system capable of automatically establishing a wireless network with devices on the other ear. By sharing audio signals with another Naída CI or a Phonak hearing aid, Naída makes sure you hear speech more clearly in background noise and on the phone.
If you have a Naída CI, and some hearing in the other ear, the Phonak Naída™ Link could give you the ideal listening experience because it is the only hearing aid designed to treat sound in the same way as your Naída CI sound processor.
Choose from a variety of colors, including Velvet Black, Caribbean Pirate, Sand Beige, Princess Pink, and Silver Gray color options.*
*Color options vary by region. Ask your audiologist to view what’s available to you.
Lenarz T, Prenzler N, Salcher R, Andreas Buechner A. (2017) First experience with a new thin lateral electrode array. American Cochlear Implant Alliance, San Francisco, July 26–29, 2017.
Osberger MJ, Quick A, Arnold L, Boyle P. (2010) Music benefits with HiRes Fidelity 120 sound processing. Cochlear Implants International 11(S1): 351-354.
Koch DB, Osberger MJ, Segel P, Kessler DK. (2004) HiResolution and conventional sound processing in the HiResolution Bionic Ear: using appropriate outcome measures to assess speech-recognition ability. Audiology and Neurotology, 9:214-223.
Firszt JB, Koch DB, Downing M, Litvak L. (2007) Current steering creates additional pitch percepts in adult cochlear implant recipients. Otology and Neurotology, 28(5):629-636.
EN 45502-2-3:2010. Active Implantable Medical Devices. Particular Requirements for Cochlear and Auditory Brainstem Implant Systems.