AB sound processors incorporate sophisticated, cutting-edge technology and sound processing 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 AB recipient Cormac
The Naída CI Q Series of sound processors from Advanced Bionics provide unique, groundbreaking features that help you to effortlessly hear in any environment. The technologies of AB and Phonak, the innovation leaders in cochlear implants and hearing aids, have evolved to provide advantages no other manufacturer can match. Naída CI sound processors combine new features never before seen in a cochlear implant system with proven, unique solutions for the best possible hearing wherever you go.
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. With the AquaMic™ headpiece, the industry’s only waterproof headpiece microphone, you or your child can experience uncovered, uncompromised underwater hearing.
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:
AB’s superior sound processing technology is designed to help your child or you hear your best in virtually any situation.
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.4
In an independent study by experts Spahr, Dorman, and Loiselle, AB outperformed the competition on tests of everyday listening.5 Mean sentence scores in quiet, noise, and a soft level showed that AB users hear two times better than competitor users.
An independent study proves that AB recipients hear speech better in noisy situations and group gatherings.6 AB’s unique AutoSound technology automatically adapts to changing listening environments so that you hear your best in everyday settings.
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.7
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.6,8
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.
* Not approved for pediatric patients in the United States.
Advanced Bionics. (2015). Auto UltraZoom and StereoZoom Features: Unique Naída CI Q90 Solutions for Hearing in Challenging Listening Environments. White paper.
Kurien, G., Smith, L., Smilsky, K., Hwang, E., Lin, V., Nedzelski, J., and Chen, J. (2016). Addition of a wireless contralateral routing of signal microphone in unilateral cochlear implant users. 14th International Conference on Cochlear Implants. Toronto, CA.
Advanced Bionics (2016) Bimodal StereoZoom Feature: Enhancing Conversation in Extreme Noise for Unilateral AB Implant Recipients White Paper.
Haumann S, Lenarz Th, Buchner A. Speech Perception with Cochlear Implants as Measured Using a Roving-Level Adaptive Test Method. ORL 2010; 72: 312-318. September 15, 2010. doi:10.1159/000318872
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.
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.
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.
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.