What is a Cochlear Implant?
Advanced Bionics provides the world’s most advanced cochlear implant system to help you or your loved one hear again—or experience the joy of sound for the first time.
Hearing loss affects millions of people of all ages around the world. For many, hearing aids provide a viable solution, but if you or a loved one experience significant hearing loss, hearing aids may offer little or no benefit.
That’s when it’s time to consider cochlear implants, a medical device technology that thousands of people around the world rely on, as a way to restore hearing.
How does a cochlear implant work?
First, the cochlear implant system captures the sound around you, with one or more microphones. AB has microphones placed in the front and back of the processor and in the headpiece.
Unique AB microphone technology allows you to use ear buds, headphones and telephones like everyone else, to hear in water, and to hear better in noise.
When the sound is captured, it is processed. AB sound processors use the industry’s most advanced technology to make hearing easier and include the only sound processing strategy in the industry recognized by the FDA to improve speech understanding in noise.
Learn more AB’s industry-leading sound processing.
The processed sound is transmitted through the headpiece to the implant. AB’s implant family features the most advanced sound processing circuitry in the world, with programming flexibility that provides nearly unlimited ways to deliver sound.