AB Media Kit

Our Story

Advanced Bionics is a global leader we provide solutions for severe-to-profound hearing loss. For more than 25 years, AB has removed limitations for those otherwise isolated from the world of sound. Always focused on bringing meaningful change through innovative technology, AB has set the standard for performance, lifestyle support, and access to sound in the field of cochlear implantation. Having implanted over 100,000 ears in over 130 countries and established a track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, our team of talented scientist, engineers, audiologist and other professionals are driven to succeed, work with integrity, and stay firmly committed to quality. 

At AB, success begins with a passion for hearing restoration and is driven by our global workforce of over a thousand employees.  AB is proud to be the only U.S. based manufacturer of cochlear implants and equally proud to be a part of the larger Sonova organization. Sonova companies include brands focused on hearing aids, cochlear implants, wireless communications, and clinical service.  Together, we strive to create a world where everyone enjoys the delight of hearing and lives a life without limitations.

A Driven Leader

Hearing loss affects millions around the world. Advanced Bionics sees a world in which there is a solution for every type and degree of hearing loss. Where everyone enjoys in the delights of hearing. Where we can all connect powerfully with the world around us.

Turning this vision into a reality requires passion. Expertise. And understanding. Every patient is different and has individual needs. Our approach to treating hearing loss must be as unique as every patient we serve.

For our patients, sound orients them. It envelops them. It inspires them. And sound connects them. Every moment, every day, is more powerful when enriched by the connections that sound makes possible.

This is why the Advanced Bionics integrated approach is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible as no other audiology company can.


AB Technology

AB is proud to be the industry leader in developing reliable, high quality, and sophisticated hearing solutions which open up the world of sound for our wearers around the world. Studies have consistently shown that AB implants outperformed competitor products in terms of patient benefit.  These include areas such as speech understanding, voice discrimination, and melody recognition and enjoyment.1,2,3

Our Products

Naida™ CI Connect receiver

Connect like never before with Naída CI Q90

Advanced Bionics announces Naída CI Connect receiver, the new design-integrated solution for Naída CI Q90 sound processor. Connect like never before – stream direct, hands-free, any device.

Chorus™ sound processor

Hear all day, anywhere

With our new Chorus Sound Processor for our first generation implant recipients. We are committed to supporting every Advanced Bionics implant recipient along their hearing journey.

HiRes™ Ultra 3D cochlear implant

Hassle Free MRIs

Advanced Bionics announces its new cochlear implant, the HiRes Ultra 3D. Built with AB's cutting-edge technology, these implants are safe for a 3.0 Tesla MRI without magnet removal—giving you the freedom of hassle free MRIs if you ever need one.

AIM™ system

Fast, Objective, Convenient

As surgeons, audiologists, and hearing care professionals, you want the best for your patients. That’s why we developed the AIM system to help you better serve your patients during surgery and beyond.

Recent Videos

Naída CI Connect

HiRes Ultra 3D

AIM System

Company Facts

  • Over 100,000 ear implanted in over 130 countries
  • 400+ patents
  • 40+ academic partnerships around the world
  • First to prove superior performance with ClearVoice™, an automated feature to improve speech understanding in difficult listening environments
  • First to introduce a swimmable sound processor
  • Our recipients enjoy the durability of the HiRes Ultra cochlear implant.  This implant can even survive an unprotected, direct strike from a baseball at up to 90 mph.


Recent Awards and Recognition

Advanced Bionics (AB) announces that their patented HiRes Ultra 3D Cochlear Implant has been awarded the Medtech Breakthrough Award 2019 for Best Overall Medical Device Solution.

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Media Downloads


Firszt JB, Koch DB, Downing M, Litvak L. (2007) Current steering creates additional pitch percepts in adult cochlear implant recipients. Otology and Neurotology, 28(5):629-636.


Koch DB, Osberger MJ, Segel P, Kessler DK. (2004) HiResolution and conventional sound processing in the HiResolution Bionic Ear: using appropriate outcome measures to assess speech-recognition ability. Audiology and Neurotology, 9:214-223.


Spahr A, Dorman MF, Loiselle LH. 2007. Performance of Patients Using Different Cochlear Implant Systems: Effects of Input Dynamic Range. Ear and Hearing. 28:260-275.