Sep 12, 2016

Introducing the New HiRes™ Ultra Cochlear Implant

The HiRes™ Ultra cochlear implant provides the proven benefits of the Advanced Bionics HiResolution™ Bionic Ear System, featuring the thinnest implant profile from AB.

—The HiRes™ Ultra cochlear implant provides the proven benefits of the Advanced Bionics HiResolution™ Bionic Ear System, featuring the thinnest implant profile from AB—

VALENCIA, Calif., September 12, 2016 – Advanced Bionics (AB) has released the new HiRes™ Ultra cochlear implant and will debut it at this year’s American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) conference in San Diego. Built on proven HiRes electronics technology, the new HiRes Ultra implant features the thinnest implant profile from AB and includes the HiFocus™ Mid-Scala electrode, designed to protect the delicate structures of the cochlea.

Developed with leading cochlear implant surgeons, the HiRes Ultra with the HiFocus Mid-Scala electrode offers several high-performance features designed to suit individual patient anatomy and surgical preferences for the best possible hearing outcomes.

“AB’s HiRes technology offers the fastest stimulation rate, the widest input dynamic range and the precise stimulation of the hearing nerve via 120 bands, which leads to greater music appreciation and more natural sound for recipients,” says Hansjürg Emch, President of Advanced Bionics and Group Vice President Medical of Sonova.

The HiRes Ultra is the latest generation of HiRes implants and features a low profile, which makes it ideal for recipients of all ages. The implant exceeds the industry standard for impact resistance and can undergo 1.5T MRI scans with the magnet left in place. In cases where a 3T MRI is needed, the magnet can be easily removed.

Additionally, the HiRes Ultra implant gives recipients access to AB’s Naída CI sound processor and wireless accessories that integrate with the latest Phonak sound cleaning features. The combination of AB and Phonak technologies allows recipients to understand better in noise, connect wirelessly to a variety of media or devices, and receive streaming signals between both ears. The AB and Phonak partnership offers the only hearing aid and CI processor that are perfectly made to work together, and make hearing easy and natural for bimodal recipients.

The HiRes Ultra implant is designed to meet the needs of the global market and is currently available in North America and Europe. Marketplace availability for all other regions will be based on regulatory approval by sector.

About Advanced Bionics
AB is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best.

AB offers the most sophisticated cochlear implant system on the market, the HiResolution™ Bionic Ear System, with five times more sound resolution than its competitors, designed to help recipients hear in noisy settings and enjoy the full dimensions of music and tonal languages. With sales in more than 50 countries and a proven track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB’s talented worldwide group of technologists and professionals are driven to succeed, work with integrity and stay firmly committed to quality.


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Olivia Duarte

Advanced Bionics


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