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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.


Qué es un sistema de implante coclear?

Los implantes cocleares son la única tecnología médica que permite recuperar funcionalmente uno de los cinco sentidos. A diferencia de los audífonos, que amplifican el sonido, los implantes cocleares son dispositivos electrónicos que evitan las partes afectadas del oído interno y, de esta manera, le permiten tener la mejor audición.

 

What are the components of a cochlear implant system?

There are two main components to a cochlear implant system. The internal component is the implant. The external component is the sound processor, which can be worn on or off the ear.

¿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.

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 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.

Click on the numbers in the illustration below for more information.

 

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.

How a CI Works

What can I expect to hear?

The best way to learn about what recipients and their loved ones experience on their journeys to hearing is to talk to people who have already taken the journey.HearingJourney™ online forum is the biggest online community for people touched by cochlear implants and hearing loss. Since 2007, HearingJourney.com has been the premier place to chat, laugh, learn, and share stories about cochlear implants and hearing loss. You will find participants happy to answer your questions and share their experiences with you.

"La capacidad de oír tan claramente con los implantes cocleares permite que Addison participe en proyectos grupales en clase y de actividades del consejo estudiantil que requieren estar en ambientes sociales. Se siente parte del grupo y no una extraña.

— Rachelle Blackmon, madre de Addison, recibió un implante a los 20 meses y un implante bilateral a los 8 años

 

 

How can I improve my hearing and understanding?

The more you practice, the better you’ll hear. As you go about your day and listen to the sounds around you, you are training yourself to hear with your cochlear implant. You can help the process along with training and rehabilitative exercises. Younger children often make great progress working with speech therapists and other hearing professionals trained to help develop listening skills.

Advanced Bionics provides a range of unique, specially designed resources for recipients of all ages to enhance your ability to hear in challenging situations and recognize words and sounds that can be more difficult to distinguish. You can explore and make use of these resources at TheListeningRoom™ rehabilitative website.

Sistemas de implantes cocleares AB

Los implantes cocleares de Advanced Bionics...

  • Están diseñados para ayudarle a oír en entornos ruidosos, desde restaurantes bulliciosos hasta aeropuertos concurridos
  • Son compatibles con teléfonos móviles, reproductores de MP3 y otros dispositivos de audio. ¡Hable por teléfono o cante su canción favorita!
  • Son fáciles de usar…no es necesario buscar a tientas pilas, selectores, conmutadores ni controles remotos diminutos
  • Son flexibles con diferentes opciones de uso que se adaptan a sus necesidades desde una ligera opción en la oreja hasta un procesador discreta que se puede ocultar debajo de la ropa sin necesidad de llevar nada en la oreja
  • Son ecológicos, ya que cuentan con pilas recargables fáciles de usar y que duran varios años.

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 Info.latam@advancedbionics.com

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The Bionic Ear Association (BEA) is comprised of caring professionals and a dedicated team of volunteers who provide you and your loved ones with information, education, and support for choosing, getting, and living with cochlear implants.


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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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AB takes your privacy seriously. We will never sell or transfer your personal information to other companies for marketing purposes.

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+1 661-362-1400

Email: Info.latam@advancedbionics.com

 

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How do I know if cochlear implants can help me?

You may find that you are not hearing as well as you’d like with hearing aids. You may be struggling to hear in noisy settings, to talk with loved ones on the phone, to listen to your favorite songs, or to contribute your talents at your workplace.

To help you decide if you may be a candidate for cochlear implant technology, try answering these questions. Talk to your hearing healthcare professional for more information

¿Es usted un candidato a usuario de implantes cocleares?

Complete el cuestionario de validación de candidato adulto:

  Tengo dificultad para seguir conversaciones sin leer los labios.
   
  Oigo bastante bien en ambientes tranquilos, pero debo esforzarme en ambientes ruidosos o en actividades grupales.
   
  No puedo seguir la mayoría de las conversaciones telefónicas, especialmente, si no conozco a la persona que llama.
   
  Me siento aislado y limitado, tanto social como laboralmente, debido a mi pérdida auditiva.
 
Si usted marcó uno o más de los anteriores, usted puede ser un candidato a implantes cocleares. 

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 Info.latam@advancedbionics.com

 

Thank you for completing the cochlear implant candidacy questionnaire!

Your results show that you might be a candidate for cochlear implants. Please fill out the quick form below and a AB representative will reach out and answer any questions you may have. We can also put you in touch with individuals who have been through this process already so you know exactly what to expect. We look forward to getting to know you!


AB takes your privacy seriously. We will never sell or transfer your personal information to other companies for marketing purposes.