HiRes Ultra Cochlear Implant

The HiRes Ultra cochlear implant delivers the proven benefits of clearer speech and a broader range of sound, all in a thin MRI compatible package.



1  Electrode Array

Designed for a gentle cochlear insertion,1 the electrodes deliver 120 spectral bands of sound to help you understand speech and enjoy music.2

2  Electronics Package

Advanced technology designed to support current and future generations of sound processors and features.

3  Communication Link 

This sophisticated communication link receives digital representations of sound from the external sound processor and sends information about the status of the implant system and your hearing nerve back to the processor.

4  Magnet

Provides a reliable connection to the externa headpiece. It is safe for standard MRI scans and can easily be removed and replaced if more powerful scans are necessary.



The HiRes Ultra implant utilizes forward-thinking technologies, designed to accommodate signal processing improvements for decades to come.

Upgrade your sound processor and enjoy new listening features and expanded capabilities without changing your implant.

Thin and Strong

This thin, small, discreet design is suitable for adults and children.

The HiRes Ultra is designed to exceed industry standards for impact resistance,3 allowing you or your child to enjoy life’s adventures without concern.


MRI is a common imaging technique used in hospitals. This diagnostic equipment generates powerful magnetic fields, and not all medical devices are compatible with this technology.

With HiRes Ultra a conventional MRI can be performed easily4 and a more powerful clinical MRI can be performed with a minor modification.

Protecting your Cochlea

Once inserted into the cochlea, the tiny electrode array will be used to stimulate the hearing nerve.

The HiFocus™ Mid-Scala Electrode protects the delicate cochlear structures and provides complete coverage of the cochlea for full-spectrum sound.5-7


Delivering the Details of Sound

When choosing a device, you should consider that the implantable technology can be with you for a lifetime. So, the device you choose should be capable of delivering all of the details (intensity, frequency, and time) you need to enjoy a world of sound.

The HiRes Ultra cochlear implant from Advanced Bionics was designed for detail. It automatically encodes an incredibly wide range of intensities (up to 80 decibels). It is capable of delivering frequency information to 120 cochlear places using a patented delivery method. It also provides up to 83,000 updates per second. That is far more detail than any other system can deliver.

We pushed the limits of technology to provide the most detailed representation of sound because we want you to get the most out of every listening experience.


Thank you for contacting us to assist with your hearing solutions. Count on us—a community of hearing health professionals and recipients of cochlear implants—to help you Hear and Be Heard™. A representative from Advanced Bionics will be in touch soon!

If your request needs immediate attention or you have additional questions, please contact hear@AdvancedBionics.com.

We're here to help

The Bionic Ear Association (BEA) is comprised of caring professionals and a dedicated team of volunteers who provide you and your loved ones with information, education, and support for choosing, getting, and living with cochlear implants.

Toll Free Phone:  +1.866.844.HEAR (4327) US and Canada

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Hassepass F. Bulla S. Maier W. Laszig R. Arndt S. Beck R. Traser L., Aschendorff A. (2014) The New Mid-Scala Electrode Array: A Radiologic, and Histologic Study in Human Temporal Bones. Otology and Neurotology. 35:1415-1420.


Osberger MJ, Quick A, Arnold L, Boyle P. (2010) Music benefits with HiRes Fidelity 120 sound processing.Cochlear Implants Intl 11 Suppl 1:351-354.


EN 45502-2-3:2010. Active Implantable Medical Devices. Particular Requirements for Cochlear and Auditory Brainstem Implant Systems.


The procedure requires the use of the Antenna Coil Cover and following the head-bandage procedure as outlined in the Instructions for Use.


Frijns JHM, Kalkman RK, Vanpoucke FJ, Bongers JS, Briaire JJ. Simultaneous and non-simultaneous dual electrode stimulation in cochlear implants: evidence for two neural response modalities. Acta Otolaryngol. 2009 Apr; 129(4):433-9.


Stakhovskaya O, Sridhar D, Bonham BH, et al. Frequency map for the human cochlear spiral ganglion: Implications for cochlear implants. J Assoc Res Otolaryngol. 2007 8: 220-233.


Holden LK, Finley CC, Firszt JB, Holden TA, Brenner C, Potts LG, Gotter BD, Vanderhoof SS, Mispagel K, Heyebrand G, Skinner MW. Factors affecting open-set word recognition in adults with cochlear implants. Ear and Hearing. 2013 Jan 23; Epub.

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