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Advanced Bionics receives 'Hearing Technology Innovator Award' for SKY CI M in the cochlear implants category

October 26, 2021

Sky CI Marvel is the world’s first dedicated sound processor for children

Valencia, CA, October 26, 2021 – Advanced Bionics, a global leader in cochlear implant technology, announced today that it has been recognized with a Hearing Technology Innovator Award for its SKY CI™ M sound processor by Hearing Health & Technology Matters for its technological innovation and achievement in the hearing industry.

“We’re honored to be recognized with this industry award. Advanced Bionics’ SKY CI M is a cochlear implant industry first which acknowledges that children are not small adults. Children's listening needs, wearing requirements and daily listening situations are different from those of adults,” said Victoria E. Carr-Brendel, Ph.D., GVP, Sonova Group and President of Advanced Bionics. 

Sky CI Marvel is the world’s first dedicated sound processor for children that combines proven AB sound processing with the established Marvel platform from Phonak, a global leader in pediatric hearing care. AutoSense Sky OS™ 3.0 operating system is a machine-learning algorithm uniquely designed for a child’s typical listening situations, automatically providing excellent sound quality and performance wherever the child goes.

Offering a wide variety of wearing options, child-preferred colors, and waterproof accessories, Sky CI Marvel offers flexibility for a growing child’s adventures, whether at the pool or in school. 

Its integrated Roger™ technology help kids hear their teachers and conversation partners in classrooms, cafeterias, and auditoriums directly in their ears, bypassing noise in the environment. Plus, direct smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth® and the intuitive AB Remote app help kids stay connected with the world around them throughout their day.

“Hearing technologies being developed by companies like Advanced Bionics are helping set the standard for innovation in the industry,” said Kevin Liebe, Hearing Health & Technology Matters President and CEO.

About Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing hearing solutions for individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss who no longer benefit from hearing aids. 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 joined Phonak as part of the Sonova Group of companies and began a collaboration unlike any other in the industry. Since then, the innovation leaders in cochlear implants and hearing aids have continuously combined technologies to deliver new, unequalled hearing solutions. 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 engage with patients and professionals, work with integrity, and stay firmly committed to the best possible performance.

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