The two-ear solution designed to work together
Most cochlear implant wearers choose to a have only one cochlear implant despite having severe or profound hearing loss in both ears. The other un-implanted ear requires a super-powered hearing solution that works in harmony with the cochlear implant. This is known as bimodal hearing, and scientific evidence shows that combining a hearing aid with a cochlear implant results in significantly higher speech understanding and sound quality than provided by the cochlear implant or a hearing aid alone.10
Marvel technology has now been extended to these bimodal-hearing patients with the introduction of Phonak Naída and Sky Link Marvel. The Naída or Sky Link Marvel can be worn together as hearing aids or be paired with an Advanced Bionics Naída or Sky CI Marvel sound processor. Because they are both based on Marvel technology, the cochlear implant sound processor and hearing aid are wirelessly connected and communicate with each other in a coordinated, dynamic way. Like its cochlear implant counterpart, Naída and Sky Link Marvel also features RogerDirect™, hands-free calls with own voice-pickup, and directly connects to iOS, Android or other Bluetooth-enabled devices.