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The Advanced Bionics story

Advanced Bionics is a global leader providing solutions for severe-to-profound hearing loss. For 30 years, AB has removed limitations for those otherwise isolated from the world of sound. Always focused on bringing meaningful change through innovative technology, AB has set the standard for performance, lifestyle, and access to sound in the field of cochlear implantation. Having implanted over 100,000 ears in over 130 countries and established a track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, our team of talented scientists, engineers, audiologists and other professionals are driven to succeed, work with integrity, and stay firmly committed to quality. 


At AB, success begins with a passion for hearing restoration, and is driven by our global workforce of over a thousand employees. AB is proud to be the only U.S.- based manufacturer of cochlear implants, and equally proud to be a part of the larger Sonova organization. Besides AB, Sonova’s other core brands include Phonak, Unitron, AudioNova, Sennheiser (under license) as well as recognized regional brands. The Group’s globally diversified sales and distribution channels serve an ever-growing consumer base in more than 100 countries.


An Innovation Leader

Hearing loss affects millions around the world. Advanced Bionics sees a world in which there is a solution for every type and degree of hearing loss. This is why the Advanced Bionics integrated approach is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible as no other audiology company can.


AB is proud to be the industry leader in developing reliable, high quality, and sophisticated hearing solutions which open up the world of sound for our wearers around the world. Studies have consistently demonstrated the advantages of AB technology in areas such as speech understanding, voice discrimination, and melody recognition and enjoyment.

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Advanced Bionics product highlights

Remote Programming allows patients to virtually meet their audiologists using their smartphone. The only technology to allow complete CI remote programming, even for bimodal or CROS fittings, Remote Programming offers patients the convenient way to hear better sooner.

Note: Remote Programming is recommended for recipients 13 years and older

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Marvel's linked two-ear solutions are unlike any other on the market, with hearing devices designed to communicate and work together as a pair. They are built on the same technology, enabling them to share sound processing and wireless connectivity features like no other. Whether it's two Marvel CIs, Marvel CI + Phonak Link hearing aid, or Marvel CI + CROS, AB has a linked two-ear solution for every CI wearer.

Note: Advanced Bionics cochlear implants are indicated with severe to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (≥ 70 dB HL) and for pediatrics with profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (≥ 90 dB HL).

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The world’s first CI sound processor designed with children in mind. Sky CI M gives your child a powerful hearing experience, the flexibility for a growing child’s adventures, and the ultimate ease of use for staying connected with their world around them.

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AB’s most advanced sound processor for adults based on the celebrated Marvel hearing aid technology from Phonak, offering direct connectivity to virtually any Bluetooth*-enabled device.

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The first-of-its-kind HiRes™ Ultra 3D Cochlear Implant’s innovative multi-magnet assembly provides alignment to a 3D MRI field, allowing adult and pediatric users to safely undergo high-resolution imaging, such as 3.0 Tesla MRIs, without any preparation, surgery or head bandaging.

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Our latest Chorus™ sound processor for our first generation implant recipients. We are committed to supporting every Advanced Bionics implant recipient along their hearing journey and continuing to improve their hearing experience.

Note: Chorus is not available in all regions.

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The AIM™ system uses the implant to measure electrocochleography (or ECochG) potentials generated by the inner ear and the auditory nerve to provide invaluable feedback to the surgeon during implant surgery. Post-op, the comprehensive Objective Measurement Suite can perform quick objective audiometry, NRI, ESRT, impedance measurement, providing hearing healthcare professionals with more options.

Note: The AIM system is not available in all regions.

* Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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...I really like the spirit of tech innovation that Advanced Bionics has had.

“I think Advanced Bionics takes the tradition of being in Silicon Valley and it imbues the spirit of the tech industry to continually push products forward. And I've seen that over my years as an implant recipient from way back in 1999 until today. And way back in the day, it was just to be able to hear words or sentences a little bit better. And now we talk about music. We talk about hearing preservation and doing things that we couldn't ever achieve before. So I really like the spirit of tech innovation that Advanced Bionics has had.”

— Chad Ruffin, ENT surgeon and AB CI recipient

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Some Advanced Bionics facts

  • Over 100,000 ears implanted in over 130 countries
  • More than 500 patents
  • 100+ partnerships with universities and clinics around the world
  • Nearly 125+ peer-reviewed publications in the last 5 years and counting
  • First to introduce a CI sound processor designed for children
  • First to introduce CI sound processors that connect to virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device
  • First to prove superior performance with ClearVoice™ sound processing, an automated feature to improve speech understanding in difficult listening environments4,5,6,7,8,9
  • First to introduce a swimmable sound processor
  • AB’s Marvel CI is the most performance- focused, most flexible, and most connected cochlear implant system10
  1. Firszt JB, Koch DB, Downing M, Litvak L. (2007) Current steering creates additional pitch percepts in adult cochlear implant recipients. Otology and Neurotology, 28(5):629-636.

  2. Koch DB, Osberger MJ, Segel P, Kessler DK. (2004). HiResolution and conventional sound processing in the HiResolution Bionic Ear: using appropriate outcome measures to assess speech-recognition ability. Audiology and Neurotology, 9:214-223.

  3. 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.

  4. Advanced Bionics. (2012). ClearVoice Clinical Results. White paper.

  5. Zeitler D, et al. (2008). Speech Perception Benefits of Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implantation in Children and Adults: A Retrospective Analysis. Otology & Neurotology, 29(3): 314-325.

  6. Schramm D, Pickard E, Beauregard Y, Moran L. (2010). 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.

  7. Mathias, N. & Arnold, L. "Preliminary Results of the ClearVoice Evaluation in Adults," Advanced Bionics Europe, 2010.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Data on file: D000033020