Sound Processors, Features and Compatible Hardware
Advanced Bionics offers a full line of high-performance products and accessories that allow you to customize your HiResolution™ Bionic Ear System to best meet your hearing and lifestyle needs. Choose from industry-leading sound processing innovations and Phonak Binaural VoiceStream Technology™ for better hearing in challenging settings and situations, accessories that connect you to the latest wireless technology, rechargeable or disposable power options, and a wide array of designs and colors for styling, highlighting, or concealing your processor.
“I value AB’s innovative attitude of always looking for ways to improve and ease people’s lives, whether it is something as simple as a lighter, longer-lasting battery or the next ‘miracle’ device.”
Glenice Swanson, AB recipient
Naída CI Q Series Sound Processors
AB’s Naída CI Q Series (Naída CI) sound processors are the most-advanced behind-the-ear sound processors in the world. They feature a chic, lightweight design; AB and Phonak innovations, including Binaural VoiceStream Technology™; and fashionable colors.
HiRes Fidelity 120™*: Delivers five times more sound resolution than the competition, so you hear more details in speech, music, and more.
AutoSound™ OS Technology: Intelligently analyzes and automatically adapts to the sound around you, so you hear your best wherever you go without having to change programs or adjust settings.
ClearVoice™* Speech Enhancement Technology: AB sound processing strategy that automatically separates distracting noise form the speech signal. Clinically proven to help you hear significantly better in noise.1
UltraZoom Feature: An automatic feature in the Naída CI Q90 sound processor, UltraZoom is an adaptive, multi-channel, dual-microphone beamformer that focuses on sound form a speaker in front of you for improved speech understanding in noisy settings.2
StereoZoom Feature: Extracts a single voice from a noisy crowd so you can engage in a one-on-one conversation with less effort.3
ZoomControl: Focuses on a speaker to your front-back or right-left for improved hearing in places such as restaurants or cars.4
DuoPhone: Automatically streams your phone calls to both ears simultaneously for stereo hearing and easier conversations in noise.5
QuickSync: Easy, instant, simultaneous adjustments to volume and program settings on both sound processors for bilateral recipients.
* Not approved for pediatric patients in the United States.
HiRes 90K™ Advantage Implant Family: AB’s HiRes 90K Advantage implant family features the most advanced sound processing6 available, unsurpassed programming flexibility, and outstanding durability for the world’s best hearing performance.
CII Implant: CII recipients can get the Naída CI sound processors.
Universal Headpiece (UHP): Low-profile headpiece with an integrated microphone designed for everyday use, with interchangeable color caps and cables to meet each recipient’s needs.
AquaMic™ Headpiece: World’s only waterproof headpiece microphone for uncovered hearing in, under, and around water. Naída CI processor recipients can use the AquaCase™ enclosure with the AquaMic headpiece for complete protection from water, dust, dirt, sweat, mud, rain, and snow.
Roger™ System enables you to hear speech in loud noise and over distance by transmitting sound from a microphone directly to the design-integrated Roger™ 17 receiver attached to your Naída CI processor.
Roger™ Pen streams a speaker’s voice or multiple speakers’ voices to the Roger 17 receiver and can also be used for cellphone calls or for listening to the TV and multimedia players.
Roger™ Clip-On Mic is a discreet wireless microphone that can be used by a communication partner to stream their voice to the Roger 17 receiver, facilitating one-on-one communication in loud noise and over distance.
ComPilot accessory wirelessly streams phone calls, music, TV shows, FM and endless other media simultaneously to a compatible Phonak hearing aid and Naída CI sound processor or two sound processors for in sync hearing.
DuoPhone feature wirelessly streams the caller’s voice directly to both implanted ears for hearing in stereo and easier phone conversations.5
TVLink II accessory wirelessly streams high-quality audio to both Naída CI sound processors or a Phonak hearing aid for clear hearing while watching TV.
Phonak DECT Phone looks and works like a regular cordless phone, but also transmits sound simultaneously to both your Naída CI processors (or a processor and compatible hearing aid), while reducing noise to maximize understanding on the phone.
Phonak EasyCall accessory attaches to any brand of Bluetooth-enabled cell or smart phone and streams calls to both your Naída CI processors (or a processor and compatible hearing aid) for great sound quality and speech understanding.
RemoteMic wirelessly streams speech directly to one or both ears for easy conversations in noise.
With a variety of wearing accessories to choose from, Naída CI processors can be worn all on the ear, partially on the ear, or with nothing-on-the-ear to best accommodate your or your child’s lifestyle and comfort.
Audio listening checks and one-touch changes to programs, volume, and sensitivity settings can be performed with the AB myPilot accessory.
Neptune™ is the first and only SWIMMABLE sound processor in the world with the revolutionary freestyle™ design for the most flexible wearing styles ever—from Advanced Bionics, the global leader in cochlear implant technology.
Neptune Clip: Allows Neptune to be worn wherever you like- in your hair, on your collar, in your pocket.
Neptune Pouch: Available in different sizes and colors, the pouch allows for multiple wearing options. May be attached to a lanyard, armband, harness, or belt.
Armband: Allows Neptune to be worn on your upper arm for use during your active day in or out of the water
Lanyard: Great for shower use, the lanyard allows Neptune to be worn around your neck in the front of your body.
Headband: Attach your clip or pouch to wear Neptune on your head. Also, helps keep your headpiece in place while allowing sound to pass through to your microphone.
Harness: Designed for pediatric use, the harness holds one or two Neptune processors which may be worn in multiple locations.
Swim Cap: Wear over your AquaMic and Neptune processor for use while swimming. Made of LYCRA® brand fabric, the swim cap is comfortable to wear and allows sound to pass through to the AquaMic microphone.
Neptune Connect Wallet: Compact wallet allows you to store your Neptune Connect when not in use as well as a spare AAA battery or headpiece cable. Attaches to your keychain, backpack, briefcase, or handbag.
A variety of storage, travel, and instructional/educational accessories are also available for use with the Neptune processor.
AB’s Harmony™ behind-the-ear processor offers sophisticated, performance-driven technology and features to bring you or your child clearer, higher-resolution hearing in everyday environments such as noisy classrooms, bustling restaurants, and busy offices.
HiRes 90K™ Implant Family: AB’s HiRes 90K implant family features the most advanced sound processing available and unsurpassed programming flexibility for the world’s best hearing performance.
CII Bionic Ear Implant: Recipients of AB’s third-generation of implants can get Harmony, AB’s most sophisticated sound processing system designed to deliver the best hearing experience possible.
Clarion 1.0 and Clarion 1.2 Implants: AB’s first generation recipients with C1.0 and C1.2 implants can also now get Harmony, AB’s most sophisticated sound processing system designed to deliver the best hearing experience possible.
Advanced Bionics. (2012) ClearVoice Clinical Results White Paper.
Buechner A. Utilization of advanced pre-processing strategies in cochlear implant systems: The new Naída CI Q70. Presented at the 11th European Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Istanbul, Turkey, May 23-26, 2013
Advanced Bionics. (2015). Auto UltraZoom and StereoZoom Features: Unique Naída CI Q90 Solutions for Hearing in Challenging Listening Environments. White paper.
Advanced Bionics (2016) Bimodal ZoomControl Feature: Improving Speech Understanding without Facing the Speaker for Unilateral AB Implant Recipients White Paper.
Wolfe J. Benefit of bilateral hearing in speech recognition on the telephone for cochlear implant recipients. Presentation at the 14th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, December 11-13, 2014, Nashville, TN.
Adams D, Ajimsha KM, Barberá MT, Gazibegovic D, Gisbert J, Gómez J, Raveh E, Rocca C, Romanet P, Seebens Y, Zarowski A., Multicentre evaluation of music perception in adult users of Advanced Bionics cochlear implants Cochlear Implants Int. 2014 Jan;15(1):20-6. doi: 10.1179/1754762813Y.0000000032. Epub 2013 Nov 25.