Recipients of the Advanced Bionics Naida CI Q90 sound processor and future recipients will have access to universal connectivity to any cell phone* regardless of the brand or operating system. This direct connectivity solution works with cell phones including Android™, iPhone® and even classic cell phones – with no extra body-worn streaming device required.
With direct connectivity, AB will offer a solution that provides truly hands-free functionality, just like a Bluetooth® wireless headset, using built-in microphones to pick up your own voice for phone calls. A call will be heard ringing directly in the sound processor and with the simple touch of a button, can be answered or rejected. This can be done when at a distance from the phone, even from the other side of the room.
Direct connectivity also extends to media playing. Using proprietary AirStream™ technology, the TV Connector is a state-of-the-art compact multimedia hub that seamlessly connects wearers to their favorite TV programming for an immersive audio experience. It’s a true plug and play solution that automatically turns a pair of hearing instruments into wireless TV headphones. The TV Connector is also capable of connecting to multiple listeners simultaneously, making it ideal for watching TV together.
The revolutionary SWORD™ (Sonova Wireless One Radio Digital) chip and wireless radio technology from Sonova makes this all possible. This proprietary low-voltage 2.4 GHz radio chip has the lowest power consumption of any hearing instrument using Bluetooth Classic. SWORD runs multiple communication protocols to choose the best solution for any specific application. This cutting edge chip is future proof, capable of supporting advancements in wireless features and a world of digital service solutions, such as distance support, for future generations of hearing devices.