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HiRes™ Ultra 3D Cochlear Implant

The HiRes Ultra 3D Cochlear Implant’s innovative magnet provides alignment to the 3D MRI field, allowing adult and pediatric users to safely undergo high-resolution imaging, such as 3.0 Tesla MRIs, without any preparation, surgery or head bandaging.

Hassle Free MRIs

This unique magnet is composed of four rotatable magnet rods encased in a revolving disc that allows the magnet to provide alignment with the MRI field in all three dimensions. So, there is no need for head bandaging or possible surgical removal of magnet. And there is no need for restriction of head orientation at any time when in an MRI field. 

 

Pain Free

Thanks to the magnet’s ability to provide alignment to the magnetic field, the torque generated in the magnet is so low, that it translates to pressure values below the pain or discomfort thresholds for adults and pediatric recipients.1,2,3,4 The magnet in the HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant, when compared to the standard Ultra magnet, has similar artefact when undergoing an MRI procedure.5

MRI off

MRI on (click on the thumbnail to see it in action)

Uninterrupted Hearing

For your patients, this means uninterrupted hearing. When getting an MRI, all they have to do is take off their processor and headpiece prior to the MRI. And when the scan is done, put them back on to continue hearing.

The magnet in the HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant was tested to remain functional for life. In bench tests, the magnet keeps going without any fear of demagnetization or damage even after 200 3T MRI routines.6

 

References

1.

Grossi, DB, et al. Pressure pain threshold in the craniocervical muscles of women with episodic and chronic migraine, Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 69(4):607-12, Aug 2011

2.

Antonaci, F, et al. Pressure Algometry in Healthy Subjects: Inter-Examiner Variability. Scandinavian Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 30, 1998

3.

Antonaci, F, et al. Pain threshold in humans. A study with the pressure algometer. Functional Neurology, 7(4) 1992

4.

Ferracini, GN. A Comparison Pressure Pain Threshold in Pericranial and Extracephalic Regions in Children with Migraine. Pain Medicine, 15, 2014

5.

Cambridge Study: Ci2018 Antwerp

6.

Magnet testing data on file.

We Appreciate Your Request

Thank you for contacting us to assist with your hearing solutions. Count on us—a community of hearing health professionals and recipients of cochlear implants—to help you Hear and Be Heard™. A representative from Advanced Bionics will be in touch soon!

If your request needs immediate attention or you have additional questions, please contact hear@AdvancedBionics.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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