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Advanced Bionics proudly offers ClearVoice™*1 sound processing, the industry’s first and only sound processing innovation that enhances speech understanding. ClearVoice is also the industry's only sound processing technology that has been clinically proven to deliver superior hearing performance in noise.
The clear choice for confident communication, ClearVoice provides you with the unique opportunity to converse more effortlessly in noisy settings, understand your favorite song lyrics, enjoy the world around you, and hear your best at any moment and any place the day takes you.
Built on AB’s proprietary HiRes Fidelity 120™* technology, ClearVoice has been designed to automatically analyze and adapt to each listening situation that you encounter throughout the day, separating the distracting noises from what you want to hear most—speech.
This sophisticated technology has been developed to help you communicate clearly and easily in challenging listening situations, including restaurants, cars and classrooms—without making adjustments to your sound processor.
The real world is full of sounds from a variety of sources that compete for your attention. Clinically proven to deliver superior performance, ClearVoice separates the distracting noises from the voices you want to hear so that conversations can be enjoyed more easily and with more clarity.
Following along to lyrics can be a challenge for cochlear implant wearers. Always focused on advancements in hearing performance, AB developed ClearVoice to help you understand your favorite singer.
Designed for an effortless listening experience in everyday settings from quiet to loud environments, ClearVoice helps you relax and hear your best without needing to change programs on your processor.
As the industry’s innovation leader, AB continues to deliver advancements in hearing performance. ClearVoice is the only speech enhancement technology that helps CI wearers hear and communicate with confidence.
Initial results in adults using ClearVoice showed improvements in the ability to hear speech in noise.2 The Cochlear Implant Program at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa (CHEO), Canada, wanted to see if the same benefit could be seen in children. Twenty four children already using Harmony processors with HiRes Fidelity 120 were tested with and without ClearVoice enabled.
The results show a significant improvement, with more children achieving higher scores in noise.3 In noise, the children’s mean scores increased from 48% without ClearVoice to 67% with ClearVoice.
Parents of the children were also asked to complete a short questionnaire to report how their child benefited from ClearVoice in everyday listening situations. At least two-thirds of the parents reported that their children found ClearVoice useful in the following situations:
The results show a significant improvement with ClearVoice, with more children achieving higher scores in noise.3
As expected, ClearVoice was shown to sustain performance in quiet. However, in noise the children’s mean scores increased from 48% without ClearVoice to 67% with ClearVoice.3
“ClearVoice will wipe out background noise so you can hear someone talking more clearly. With ClearVoice, I don’t have to work as hard to understand. I love it!”
Deb L., CI wearer
“With ClearVoice, I am able to hear music and the radio much more clearly. The sounds of traffic, road, and vehicle noise are greatly reduced to almost non-existent.”
Grace L., CI wearer
*In the United States, ClearVoice is approved for pediatric use in children 6 years and above who are:
1. able to complete objective speech perception testing in order to determine speech performance; and
2. able to report a preference for different coding strategies or features.
Advanced Bionics. (2012) ClearVoice Clinical Results White Paper.
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
Schramm D, Pickard E, Beauregard Y, Moran L. Evaluation of the ClearVoice Strategy in Children using HiResolution Fidelity 120 Sound Processing. Poster Presentation at the 11th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, Stockholm, SE. June 30-July 3, 2010.
Mathias, N. & Arnold, L. "Preliminary Results of the ClearVoice Evaluation in Adults," Advanced Bionics Europe, 2010.
Wolfe, J. et al. "Evaluation of Speech Recognition of Cochlear Implant Recipients Using Adaptive, Digital Remote Microphone Technology and a Speech Enhancement Sound Processing Algorithm." Journal of the American Academy of Audiology 2015 May;26(5):502-8. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.14099.
Alexandre GAULT(1), Drs Hans Mülder(2), Pr Paul J. GOVAERTS(3). (1) : Advanced Bionics AG – Switzerland ; (2) Phonak Communication AG – Switzerland ; (3) The Eargroup - Belgium. Dynamic FM and ClearVoice™ – Improving Speech discrimination - Technical and clinical verifications .