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Cochlear implant systems you can always count on

When you choose a cochlear implant for yourself or a loved one, it’s a choice for the years to come. That’s why at AB, we take product quality and reliability as seriously as you do. 

AB’s most reliable cochlear implant ever

Reliable cochlear implant technology

Cochlear implants are one of the most carefully made products. Every step of building them is closely tested, documented, and reported. There are many industry standards and government rules that need to be followed before they can be sold. This is all to make sure that AB CIs are safe and reliable. Even after they have been put into people’s ears, we keep track of how well they’re working. This helps us make sure that our CIs continue to be safe and effective, even many years later.  

The HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant exceeds industry and international standards for impact resistance.1,2,3 It is also highly reliable and durable.4,5,6 You can rest assured that you or your child can enjoy everyday activities and sports without worry for years to come.

I wouldn't be putting it in my patients if I didn't believe that…the new device is as good as it can be.

– Maura Cosetti, MD, Otologist-neurotologist at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

The most life-proof CI processor available

Our goal at AB has always been to help let people live a life without limitations. So, when you’re ready to take on life’s adventures, the last thing you should worry about is if your equipment can handle it. When designing the Marvel CI sound processor, we made it tough, and we made it to stand the test of time. 

In fact, Marvel CI is rated to be the industry’s most life-proof sound processor.7 With its waterproof battery and microphone, Marvel CI is also the most waterproof sound processor with continuous immersion at three meters.7 These are some of the conclusions from a study done by an independent third party.

We want to make sure Marvel CI can handle years and years of everyday use. So, we even made special robots to test simple actions like pushing a button and putting the headpiece on and off—tens of thousands of times! This is just one of the many reasons why Marvel CI is rated the most life-proof CI sound processor.

naida ci m and uhp in color velvet black

“I was surprised how durable it was. He was a typical kid, climbing trees, going into the creek and swimming pool, wrestling, hikes, dropping it, getting it knocked off playing some game. But the Advanced Bionics device, it went through the war, and it survived.”

– Randy Landis, father to Jacob, who has been hearing with AB CIs since childhood

Latest Product Reliability Report

We’re proud of the cochlear implant product we make. And we are happy to share our latest cochlear implant reliability report. 

  1. EN 45502-2-3:2010. Active Implantable Medical Devices. Particular Requirements for Cochlear and Auditory Brainstem Implant Systems.

  2. Internal Tests gemäß EN 45502-2-3:2010. Data available on file.

  3. Internal Tests. Data available on file

  4. ISO 5841-2 (2014) Implants for surgery -- cardiac pacemakers. Internationale Organisation für Normung (ISO), Genf, Schweiz.

  5. European Consensus Statement on Cochlear Implant Failures and Explantations. (2005) Otology and Neurotology, 26(6):1097-1099.

  6. Advanced Bionics Reliability Report December 2023.

  7. Data on file: D000033020