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Acquired by Sonova Holding AG and working with Phonak since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that restores hearing to those with severe-to-profound hearing loss.


Sonova is the leading manufacturer of innovative hearing care solutions. Through our core business brands, we offer our customers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry—from hearing aids to cochlear implants to wireless communication solutions.


Advanced Bionics is the only U.S.–based manufacturer of cochlear implants. All of our manufacturing is done in Southern California.

1993 Advanced Bionics is founded.
1996 FDA approval for AB's Clarion™ Implant System, the industry’s first multi-program processor.
2009 Advanced Bionics is acquired by Sonova Holding AG, enabling partnership with Phonak, a leading maker of hearing aids. Their collaboration will eventually lead to bimodal hearing solutions: cochlear implants and hearing aids that work together.
2012 Advanced Bionics is granted FDA approval for manufacturing in Los Angeles.
2013 Launch of the Naída CI Q70™ Sound Processor, the first CI system that gives the processors in each ear the unique ability to communicate with each other, automatically and in real time.
2016 Introduction of the Naída bimodal hearing solution from AB and Phonak. Leveraging shared underlying technology.
2017 Launch of the Naída Link CROS – the first and only wireless CROS system available for CI users.

Our Los Angeles site is the hub of our scientific incubation.


The Manufacturing floor was designed for tours with low windows and ledges for recipients and children to see where implants are made.

The cleanroom occupies 29,000 square feet and is a Class 10,000 or ISO Class 7 cleanroom. The rating is based on number of particles in a cubic foot of air. Regular air has more than 100,000 particles.


Advanced Bionics has over 400 patents and is the recognized technology leader of cochlear implants.


Advanced Bionics currently employs 950 people worldwide and almost 200 specialize in building our products. We have a diverse workforce with scientists and researchers from around the world contributing to our success. 

40% of R&D department hold PHD’s.

Over 25% of our sales revenue is invested back into R&D ensuring future steps in technology.


Our implants are distributed worldwide.


The dedicated people in manufacturing who build our products receive hundreds of hours of intense training before ever touching a device.


Hansjuerg Emch, President Advanced Bionics with 
Rocio Lopez and Yanju Liu, AB employees


Our Los Angeles location not only manufactures cochlear implants, we also produce, custom semiconductors (chips), electrodes, sound processors and fitting software.

We are committed to training and developing our employees on the latest state-of-the-art tools to ensure we are compliant with regulatory standards. 


There are over 100 steps involved in making a cochlear implant, including 20 inspections and 17 different tests at various points in the process.

Advanced Bionics is proud of our products and recognizes that we help restore hearing to deaf people.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designed in California

Acquired by Sonova Holding AG and working with Phonak since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that restores hearing to those with severe-to-profound hearing loss.

Sonova is the leading manufacturer of innovative hearing care solutions. Through our core business brands...

...we offer our customers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry—from hearing aids to cochlear implants to wireless communication solutions.

Advanced Bionics is the only U.S.–based manufacturer of cochlear implants. All of our manufacturing is done in Southern California.

1993 1996 2009 2012 2013 2016 2017

1993

Advanced Bionics is founded.

1996

FDA approval for AB's Clarion™ Implant System, the industry’s first multi-program processor.

2009

Advanced Bionics is acquired by Sonova Holding AG, enabling partnership with Phonak, a leading maker of hearing aids. Their collaboration will eventually lead to bimodal hearing solutions: cochlear implants and hearing aids that work together.

2012

Advanced Bionics is granted FDA approval for manufacturing in Los Angeles. 

2013

Launch of the Naída CI Q70™ Sound Processor, the first CI system that gives the processors in each ear the unique ability to communicate with each other, automatically and in real time.

2016

Introduction of the Naída bimodal hearing solution from AB and Phonak. Leveraging shared underlying technology.

2017

Launch of the Naída Link CROS – the first and only
wireless CROS system available for CI users.

Our Los Angeles site is the hub of our scientific incubation.

The Manufacturing floor was designed for tours with low windows and ledges for recipients and children to see where implants are made.  

The cleanroom occupies 29,000 square feet and is a Class 10,000 or ISO Class 7 cleanroom. The rating is based on number of particles in a cubic foot of air. Regular air has more than 100,000 particles.

Advanced Bionics has over 400 patents and is the recognized technology leader of cochlear implants.

 

Advanced Bionics currently employs 950 people worldwide and almost 200 specialize in building our products. We have a diverse workforce with scientists and researchers from around the world contributing to our success. 

40% of R&D department hold PHD’s.

Over 25% of our sales revenue is invested back into R&D ensuring future steps in technology.

Our implants are distributed worldwide.

The dedicated people in manufacturing who  build our products receive hundreds of hours of intense training before ever touching a device.

Our Los Angeles location not only manufactures cochlear implants, we also produce, custom semiconductors (chips), electrodes, sound processors and fitting software.

We are committed to training and developing our employees on the latest state-of-the-art tools to ensure we are compliant with regulatory standards. 

There are over 100 steps involved in making a cochlear implant, including 20 inspections and 17 different tests at various points in the process.

Advanced Bionics is proud of our products and recognizes that we help restore hearing to deaf people.