The HiRes 90KTM implant family features the most advanced sound processing circuitry in the world. The sophisticated design of all implants in the HiRes 90K family provides unsurpassed programming flexibility, nearly unlimited ways to deliver sound, and full upgradeability for access to tomorrow’s innovations without surgery. Choosing AB allows you or your child to benefit from tomorrow’s technology with today’s implant.
“The Bionic Ear appeared to offer more potential for being upgraded in the future as new and better coding strategies and software became available so that I could conceivably have more and better hearing.”
— Michael Chorost, AB recipient
Current steering is the process of using multiple current sources to stimulate two electrodes at the same time so that recipients hear additional pitches compared to when either electrode is stimulated alone. The industry’s innovation leader, AB offers HiRes Fidelity 120™*, a breakthrough in sound processing technology that uses current steering to increase the number of pitches heard. Studies have shown that compared to using other sound processing strategies, AB recipients using HiRes Fidelity 120 hear speech better in noise and experience improvements in music and sound quality.1-3
The HiFocus™ family of electrodes is available with the HiRes 90K Advantage cochlear implant. With three unique options to choose from, surgeons can choose the most appropriate type of electrode to suit individual recipient needs and provide the best possible hearing.
The HiFocus™ Mid-Scala electrode has been developed to insert easily and gently for maximum protection of the cochlea.
Highly effective lateral-wall placement in the cochlea.
Peri-modiolar placement conforms to the cochlea's natural contour.
*Not approved for pediatric use in the United States
The HiRes 90KTM implant family features the most advanced sound processing available and unsurpassed programming flexibility for the world’s best hearing performance.4,5 This sophisticated technology from AB is designed to bring you the clearest, most accurate sound possible so that you or your child can hear well in challenging listening situations like telephone conversations, office meetings, and school recitals.
Mechanical improvements of the HiRes 90K™ implant that leads the industry with a 99.8% one-year cumulative survival rate (CSR),6 a measure that defines the likelihood of a device continuing to function over time. You can rest assured that an AB cochlear implant will continue to work so that you may always hear your best.
Since our inception in 1993, AB has consistently made the industry’s leading technological hearing advancements, including superior temporal resolution, spectral resolution, dynamic range, and stimulation flexibility designed to be the most like normal hearing.
Firszt JB, Holden L, Reeder R, Skinner MW. (2009) Speech recognition in cochlear implant recipients: comparison of standard HiRes and HiRes 120 sound processing. Otology and Neurotology 30:146–152.
Brendel M, Buchner A, Kruger B, Frohne-Buchner C, Lenarz T. 2008. Evaluation of the Harmony Sound Processor in Combination with the Speech Coding Strategy HiRes 120. Otol Neurotology 29:199-202.
Oleson J, Lesh S, Gfeller K, Knutson J. The Effect of Advanced Bionics’ HiRes 120 on Self-Report of Music Enjoyment. Poster Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, April 10-12, 2008, San Diego, CA.
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, 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
Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implant Device Reliability Report 2014