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The HarmonyTM behind-the-ear (BTE) sound processor uses sophisticated technology to help you – or your child – hear your best at work, at school, or at play. When you hear the world’s full spectrum of sound, you have the opportunity to enjoy stronger connections with loved ones, make faster progress in language development, and offer greater contributions in the workplace.
"With the Harmony processor you can just put it on and you don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day. The functionality is great. The Harmony has programming flexibility that the other implants don’t have.”
— Danielle Paquin, AB Recipient
The Harmony processor uses advanced technology designed to deliver outstanding hearing for you or your child.
AB’s Harmony processor features the patented T-MicTM Microphone, which places the microphone at the opening of the ear canal for more natural hearing. The T-Mic helps you or your child to hear better in noisy settings, use phones like everyone else, and enjoy wireless connectivity to popular consumer battery powered electronics devices.
AB offers the only system with simple, quick connectivity. All Harmony earhooks are available in standard and small sizes to comfortably fit your or your child’s ear.
The Harmony sound processor offers a variety of convenient and comfortable wearing options for everyone, including active children and adults on the go.
Nothing-on-the-Ear (NOTETM) with Kinder ClipTM
Harmony with PowerCelTM Adapter
All-on-the-Ear with the SnuggieTM
All-on-the-Ear with the Bionic Buddy Critter Clip
The Harmony processor’s built-in diagnostic system features a light indicator that makes it easy to determine whether the processor is functioning properly. A green light indicates that it is processing sound and is working correctly. An amber light indicates battery status.
The portable and convenient Listening CheckTM allows parents and teachers to verify that the Harmony microphone, T-Mic, or even an FM receiver is working properly when children are unable to provide this feedback themselves.
Together, these diagnostic tools help ensure you and your child are hearing all of life’s details every moment of every day.
The Harmony processor’s programmable volume wheel provides visual markings for parents and teachers. Programs are easily changed using a three-position program switch, which makes Harmony the superior choice for children and adults.
The Harmony processor’s cost-effective rechargeable batteries slide on quickly, making them easy for parents and active adults to operate. Long-lasting, environmentally friendly power options for the Harmony sound processor include the PowerCel Slim and PowerCel Plus batteries.
Ideal for small ears and active lifestyles, the Off-the-ear PowerCel Adapter allows the battery to be worn completely off the ear.
The Harmony sound processor is designed with advanced two-fold water protection so that you don’t have to worry around water!
The Universal Headpiece (UHP) was developed to provide Advanced Bionics recipients with more comfort, convenience, and style options, as well as improved retention throughout the day.
• Compatible with every AB sound processor
• Features detachable cables available in varying lengths and colours to suit all recipients
• Adjustable magnet strength designed to comfortably keep the headpiece in place
• Snap-on colour caps are available in a variety of colours for mixing and matching.
Harmony processor accessories are designed to optimize performance and wearing comfort. With thousands of customization options to choose from, you or your child can match your Harmony to your mood or your wardrobe!
Contact AB for additional accessories.
Just as athletes train hard to achieve their best time on race day, AB works hard to deliver performance to help you or your child enjoy the best possible hearing experience. Independent studies1-4 conducted by leading research scientists show that you or your child may hear you best with AB in:
Children begin learning to speak from the day they’re born. By age 3, they need to hear approximately 30,000 words a day to develop the language skills necessary to succeed in school.7
Without a cochlear implant, “the language gap” between children born deaf or with a hearing loss and their normal-hearing peers can continue to widen as they mature. This gap may be significantly narrowed or even closed entirely by choosing one or two bionic ears for your child.
Harmony’s sophisticated technology gives children the opportunity to hear their best and benefit from learning alongside their peers in a mainstream school setting. An independent study shows that during the initial six months of implant use, children with AB devices outperform children with competitive devices in developing listening and speaking abilities.8
The Harmony processor and accessories are designed to help children hear their best at school, on the playground, and even during rigorous sports activities.
Plus, AB cochlear implant systems feature a fully upgradeable design so that your child can take advantage of sound processing and product innovations – without the need for additional surgery!
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.
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.
Gifford R. Speech Perception in a Realistic Background Noise: Effectiveness of Preprocessing Strategies and External Options for Improving the Signal-to-noise Ratio. Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA, April 10–12, 2008.
Wolfe J, Mears A. Effect of Input Dynamic Range on Speech Recognition and Music Enjoyment. Poster presentation at the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA, April 10-12, 2008.
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.
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.
Hart B, Risley TR. (1995) Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children. Brooks Publishing Co, Inc. Baltimore, MD.
Bevilacqua 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.