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.
¿Cómo funciona la audición con un sistema de implantes cocleares?
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.
Learn more about the T-Mic™ 2 microphone and the AquaMic™ headpiece.
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.
The sound is sent through an electrode directly to your hearing nerve. Every AB electrode delivers focused stimulation through current steering technology – available only from AB – for hearing that more closely resembles normal hearing.
Learn more about AB’s implant and electrode technology.