About Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world. Acquired by Sonova Holding AG and working with Phonak since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that restores hearing to those with severe-to-profound hearing loss.

With operations in over 50 countries and a track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB’s talented, group of technologists and professionals are driven to succeed, work with integrity, and stay firmly committed to quality while delivering unmatched customer service.

The Cochlear Implant Innovation Leader

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world. Always focused on innovations that improve quality of life, AB has consistently made the industry’s leading advancements in hearing technology. In fact, with six sound coding programs, we offer more ways to hear than any other cochlear implant company.

Mission to Make a Difference

At Advanced Bionics we are dedicated to improving lives by developing technologies and services that help our recipients achieve their full potential. Our commitment to putting patients first and providing the best possible hearing performance remains at the forefront of all that we do. The trust patients and professionals place in us inspires us to act with integrity and transparency as we strive for excellence each and every day in all that we do.



Victoria E. Carr-Brendel, Ph.D.
Group Vice President (GVP) Cochlear Implants of Sonova and President of Advanced Bionics 

Vicky joins Advanced Bionics, a Sonova Group, from JenaValve Technology Inc., a global and innovative transcatheter heart valve company, where she became CEO in mid-2015. She is an accomplished medical device executive with vast experience across several therapeutic areas. She started her career as a scientist in research and development and took on increasingly larger business roles throughout her career.

At JenaValve, she was responsible for bringing the company through new product development, clinical trial completion for CE mark, and optimizing the commercial launch of their next generation valve and system. Prior to her present position, she worked as Franchise General Manager at Boston Scientific, in the Peripheral Interventions division, where she ran global business operations, including the Bayer interventional radiology acquisition.

Vicky has a successful track record of growing businesses and improving profitability. Having spent her entire career in healthcare, she has a background as an innovation and growth leader, bringing with her marketing, development, clinical and strategic business experience in the medical device sector. She holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology and she spent 18 years in various management roles.

Commitment to Quality

AB is committed to providing superior and reliable cochlear implant systems to its recipients. All employees at AB are firmly dedicated to the Advanced Bionics quality policy.

AB’s quality system is comprehensive and unsurpassed in the hearing implant industry. Recipients can rest assured that everyone at AB is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art technology and top-quality, reliable products that deliver the best possible hearing experience.

World-Class Service

AB’s Customer Service team is comprised of cochlear implant experts who set the gold standard in customer care. From online resources to a caring and informed service team, you can always count on AB to support you every step of the way on your journey to hearing.

Lifetime Support

When you choose a cochlear implant, you also choose a company that will be with your family on the entire journey to hearing. Only Advanced Bionics offers you the most advanced system today and a relationship with Phonak that will continue to deliver innovative hearing solutions and important support services for your family. Together, we are relied on by millions of people each day for the best possible hearing experience.


Experience the professional and personal fulfillment that comes with making a difference in people’s lives. At Advanced Bionics, you will contribute to advancing biomedical technology and work on challenging projects with smart, driven, friendly people. Diversity, creativity, and collaboration are the cornerstones of our success.