AB is the only cochlear implant manufacturer to offer access to the Phonak ComPilot, AB myPilot, Phonak TVLink and Phonak RemoteMic for the ultimate in wireless connectivity. Advanced features and functionality link you seamlessly to Bluetooth devices, mobile phones, computers, media players, TVs, navigation systems, FM, and countless other devices. Choosing AB keeps you connected to the media that entertains you, the music that moves you, and the people who love you.
Wireless streaming accessory—The ComPilot offers advanced features and functionality that link you seamlessly to Bluetooth products, mobile phones, computers, media players, TVs, navigation systems, FM, and countless other devices.
Instant control and status information—This easy-to-use remote control offers status information and one-touch changes to programs, volume, and sensitivity settings on your sound processor.
The ideal TV experience—The Phonak TVLink accessory with the ComPilotstreams high-quality audio directly to sound processor(s) or a Phonak hearing aid while recipients enjoy their favorite shows and movies.
The wireless solution for noisy places—The lightweight RemoteMic with the ComPilot takes the strain out of one-on-one conversations in noisy places by streaming speech directly to one or both ears.
“My AB cochlear implant has had a great impact on my relationships, especially with my friends. Being able to hear as well as others do in school doesn’t set me apart from them.”
— Edward F., AB recipient
As the industry’s only microphone placed at the opening of the ear canal, the T-Mic uses the outer ear’s sound-gathering capabilities for better hearing in noisy settings compared to a microphone situated behind the ear (BTE)1, and allows you to enjoy phones, earbuds, and headphones like everyone else.
AB’s patented T-Mic™ accessory places the microphone at the opening of the ear canal where it can take advantage of the outer ear’s sound-gathering shape to help you or your child hear more naturally. Compared to a behind-the-ear (BTE) microphone, the result is more focused, effortless listening1 in any environment, from a quiet meeting room to a noisy classroom to listening to your car radio.
How you or your child choose to wear your sound processor is determined, in large part, by comfort and lifestyle. No matter which option you choose, AB offers a variety of accessories to fit your lifestyle and ensure you or your child are as comfortable as possible.
AB accessories are designed to grow with you or your child, because the journey to hearing lasts a lifetime.
There’s no reason a cochlear implant system has to be plain or discreet – unless you want it to be that way. To help express the real you, AB provides three distinct ways to dress your system up, or down, whichever you or your child prefers. So as you venture into the world of hearing, you can make your processor stand out – or blend in – as much as you choose.
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“The T-Mic is a microphone at the entrance to my ear canal. This allows my ears to focus the sound to the mic, just like natural hearing. When I use the phone, I hold it up to my ear just like anybody else… Best of all, I hear better with it, particularly in noisy situations.”
—Howard S., implanted at age 44, bilaterally implanted at age 47
Gifford R. Speech Perception in a Realistic Background Noise: Effectiveness of Preprocessing Strategies and External Options for Improving the Signal-to-noise Ratio. Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA, April 10–12, 2008.