Mar 07, 2019

Advanced Bionics Kicks Off 2019 with Introduction of Wireless Connectivity Accessory

The leader in cochlear implants releases new wireless receiver to connect their wearers with the world simply and seamlessly.


VALENCIA, Calif., March 7, 2019 – Advanced Bionics (AB) demonstrates its commitment to enriching the lives of their wearers with the release of the new Naída™ CI Connect receiver. Hands-free phone calls and direct audio streaming are a part of everyday modern life that cochlear implant wearers should enjoy too. Naída CI Connect, one of the most exciting innovations Advanced Bionics developed together with Phonak, is an elegant, design-integrated solution which turns the Naída CI Q90 sound processor into a Bluetooth® wireless headset. With built in microphones for hands-free calling, and compatibility with virtually all Bluetooth-enabled tablets, laptops, and MP3 players, the Naída CI Connect allows cochlear implant wearers to take hands-free phone calls and stream audio directly from virtually any device.

“We are excited about the introduction of Naída CI Connect because we are committed to supporting every Advanced Bionics implant wearer as well as new customers along their hearing journey. For us, this journey doesn’t end as soon as the implant is activated. Our goal is not only to bring our CI wearers into the world of sound, but also to empower them to enjoy their lives to the fullest. And this second part is what the Naida CI Connect is about. This is also the first product we’re launching in 2019, and we’re thrilled about where we’re headed. You can bet on seeing more from us as the year unfolds,” stated Hansjuerg Emch, Group Vice President Cochlear Implants (CI), Sonova.

 

About Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing hearing solutions for individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss who no longer benefit from hearing aids. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best. AB joined Phonak as part of the Sonova Group of companies and began a collaboration unlike any other in the industry. Since then, the innovation leaders in cochlear implants and hearing aids have continuously combined technologies to deliver new, unequalled hearing solutions.

With sales in more than 50 countries and a proven track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB’s talented worldwide group of technologists and professionals are driven work with integrity, engage with patients and professionals, and stay firmly committed to the best possible performance.

 

Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

 

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Advanced Bionics
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Mar 18, 2019

Advanced Bionics Starts 2019 Strong with Innovations Benefiting Consumers and Professionals

The leader in cochlear implants releases exciting product upgrades to meet the needs of the marketplace.

VALENCIA, Calif., March 18, 2019 – Advanced Bionics (AB) demonstrates its commitment to their customers and hearing professionals by announcing a wide range of product enhancements to their innovative hearing solutions. Among these are the Naida™ CI Connect receiver, the Chorus™ sound processor and the SoundWave™ 3.2 programming software.


Naída CI Connect lets the wearer stay connected with their world simply and seamlessly. Hands-free phone calls and direct audio streaming are a part of everyday modern life that cochlear implant wearers should enjoy too. Naída CI Connect, one of the most exciting innovations Advanced Bionics developed together with Phonak, is an elegant, design-integrated solution which turns the Naída CI Q90 sound processor into a Bluetooth® wireless headset. With built-in microphones for hands-free calling, and compatibility with virtually all Bluetooth-enabled tablets, laptops, and MP3 players, the Naída CI Connect allows cochlear implant wearers to take hands-free phone calls and stream audio directly from any device.

Chorus brings unprecedented convenience and performance to our first generation implant recipients. The Chorus sound processor is an all new sound processor for the earliest Advanced Bionics patients. Chorus stays charged all-day thanks to an all-new battery design, minimizing the hassle of battery changes. The integrated Roger™ Technology allows transmission of a speaker’s voice via a Roger™ microphone directly to the listener, providing outstanding speech understanding in noise and over distance such as busy restaurants or family gatherings. Chorus even comes with a protective case which allows active wearers to hear and stream music in confidence, even in situations with excessive water, mud, or dirt. With Chorus, the first-generation implant recipients can hear all day, anywhere.

SoundWave 3.2 software enables hearing professionals to provide improved fittings in less time. This new edition of SoundWave meets the demands of busy clinicians dedicated to delivering patient satisfaction. SoundWave 3.2 offers the simplicity professionals want and the flexibility they need, enabling them to connect more with patients while spending less time with software. This latest software upgrade supports all current CI models including the new Chorus sound processor.

“We are excited about the strong rollout of powerful innovations from AB, and we are committed to supporting every Advanced Bionics implant patient as well as new customers along their hearing journey. It’s important that we consult with our patients and professionals to understand their needs and the changes in the overall marketplace. We’re thrilled about where we are headed this year and you can bet on seeing more from us as the year unfolds,” stated Hansjuerg Emch, Group Vice President Cochlear Implants (CI), Sonova.

 

About Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing hearing solutions for individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss who no longer benefit from hearing aids. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best. AB joined Phonak as part of the Sonova Group of companies and began a collaboration unlike any other in the industry. Since then, the innovation leaders in cochlear implants and hearing aids have continuously combined technologies to deliver new, unequalled hearing solutions.

With sales in more than 50 countries and a proven track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB’s talented worldwide group of technologists and professionals are driven work with integrity, engage with patients and professionals, and stay firmly committed to the best possible performance.

 

*Not all products are available in all regions, please check with your local AB representative about product approval and availability in your region.
Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

 

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Olivia Duarte
Advanced Bionics
661.362.1400
MediaInquiries@AdvancedBionics.com

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Jun 05, 2019

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

 
Valencia, CA, June 5, 2019 – 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.
Built on the HiRes™ Ultra platform and developed by the internal Research and Development Team at AB, the new implant is the Hassle Free and Pain Free choice for recipients who may need to undergo MRI examinations at some point during their lifetime. Even for high resolution MRI scans, there is no need to surgically remove the new multi-magnet assembly and no requirement for head bandaging, meaning no hearing downtime for the patient. 

“We are proud and grateful to receive this prestigious award for the Best Overall Medical Device Solution,” says Victoria Carr-Brendel, PhD, Group Vice President Cochlear Implants (CI), Sonova. “It is a resounding recognition of the ingenuity and hard work of the people at Advanced Bionics over the last years. The new magnet technology in our Ultra 3D implants is improving the quality of life for many of our CI wearers, making MRI scans a hassle-free and pain-free experience.”

The innovative Ultra 3D multi-magnet assembly is capable of aligning with the magnetic field of the MRI scanner irrespective of patient orientation or movement. This allows adult and pediatric cochlear implant wearers to safely undergo high-resolution imaging, such as 3.0 Tesla MRIs, without surgery or head bandaging, without feeling pain or discomfort, and without restrictions to the orientation of the head during the MRI procedure.

MRI examinations are becoming increasingly commonplace as a diagnostic tool for a wide variety of medical conditions. Prior to the development of MRI-compatible CI magnet technology, wearers and healthcare professionals had to contend with the magnetic field from MRI machines exerting force on the CI magnet inside the head, causing torque and subsequent pain. Although these problems were managed to some extent using head bandaging and/or careful alignment of the MRI field with respect to the CI, it was common practice to remove magnets for high resolution MRI examinations, requiring out-patient surgery and interrupting the patient’s hearing during the process.

With the HiRes Ultra 3D, AB developed new multi-magnet technology that is compatible with MRI scans, giving CI wearers the peace of mind for any current and future health issues that may necessitate an MRI examination. Furthermore, the multi-magnet assembly is designed to withstand repeated exposure to MRI procedures without any loss of magnetic strength or mobility of the magnet assembly components.

 

About Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing hearing solutions for individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss who no longer benefit from hearing aids. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best. AB joined Phonak as part of the Sonova Group of companies and began a collaboration unlike any other in the industry. Since then, the innovation leaders in cochlear implants and hearing aids have continuously combined technologies to deliver new, unequalled hearing solutions. With sales in more than 50 countries and a proven track record for developing high-performing, state-of-theart products, AB’s talented worldwide group of technologists and professionals are driven to engage with patients and professionals, work with integrity, and stay firmly committed to the best possible performance.

 

About Medtech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the MedTech Breakthrough Awards program is an independent program devoted to honoring excellence in medical and health related technology companies, products, services and people. The MedTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough health and medical companies and products in categories that include Patient Engagement, mHealth, Health & Fitness, Clinical Administration, Healthcare IoT, Medical Data, Healthcare Cybersecurity and more. For more information visit MedTechBreakthrough.com.
 

See the Press Release here
 

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Advanced Bionics
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Jul 10, 2019

Advanced Bionics Launches Active Insertion Monitoring (AIM) System: an innovative monitoring solution for implant surgery and post-op

 
Valencia, CA, July 10, 2019 – Advanced Bionics (AB) unveils its latest powerful innovation, the AIM™ System, at CI2019, the 16th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children in Hollywood, Florida. AIM stands for Active Insertion Monitoring, and is designed to be an invaluable tool for surgeons and hearing care professionals working with cochlear implant patients.

Real-time ECochG monitoring during electrode insertion

The challenge with CI surgery today is that surgeons have no objective means of monitoring the function of the cochlea during electrode insertion. The AIM system addresses this issue by using the implant to record ECochG, a proven1 measure of cochlear health, during insertion. ECochG, or electrocochleography, is a technique for recording potentials generated by the inner ear and the auditory nerve in response to acoustic stimulation. Utilizing the advanced measurement capabilities of the AB implant technology, AIM is able to measure ECochG potentials in real-time and provide feedback to the surgeon during electrode insertion.

Objective audiometry and other measurements without patient collaboration

The AIM system continues to offer benefits after the surgery. It can be used to perform objective audiometry from 250 Hz to 4000 Hz quickly and reliably without patient collaboration, making it especially convenient when working with younger and harder-to-test patients. In addition to audiometry, the AIM system can also perform a suite of objective measures including NRI, ESRT, and electrode impedances. All of these tests can be performed quickly and automatically with the click of a button.

Fast, objective, convenient

For all its versatile functionality, AIM is easy to use with its modern and intuitive user interface. After testing, patient data and results can be exported easily, and a full PDF report is generated automatically. In other words, the AIM system is fast, objective, and convenient.

“We’re very excited about the introduction of the AIM system because we believe that this is an important innovation for CI surgery. Surgeons and audiologists want the best outcomes for their patients, and AIM can be a means for them to achieve that. It is another testament to AB’s commitment not only to our CI wearers, but also to the hearing health professionals who care for them,” stated Victoria E. Carr-Brendel, Ph.D., GVP, Sonova Group and President of Advanced Bionics.
 

About Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing hearing solutions for individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss who no longer benefit from hearing aids. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best. AB joined Phonak as part of the Sonova Group of companies and began a collaboration unlike any other in the industry. Since then, the innovation leaders in cochlear implants and hearing aids have continuously combined technologies to deliver new, unequalled hearing solutions.

With sales in more than 50 countries and a proven track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB’s talented worldwide group of technologists and professionals are driven to engage with patients and professionals, work with integrity, and stay firmly committed to the best possible performance.
 

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Olivia Duarte
Advanced Bionics
661.362.1400
MediaInquiries@AdvancedBionics.com

 

1. Eggermont JJ (2017). Ups and Downs in 75 Years of Electrocochleography. Front Syst Neurosci; Jan 24, 11(2): eCollection.

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Jul 11, 2019

Advanced Bionics Introduces New Wireless Connectivity Accessory: The leader in cochlear implants releases new wireless receiver to connect their wearers with the world simply and seamlessly.

 
Valencia, CA, July 11, 2019 – Advanced Bionics (AB) demonstrates its commitment to enriching the lives of their wearers with the release of the new Naída™ CI Connect receiver in Canada.

Hands-free phone calls and direct audio streaming are a part of everyday modern life that cochlear implant wearers should enjoy too. Naída CI Connect, one of the most exciting innovations Advanced Bionics developed together with Phonak, is an elegant, design-integrated solution which turns the Naída CI Q90 sound processor into a Bluetooth® wireless headset. With built in microphones for hands-free calling, and compatibility with virtually all Bluetooth-enabled tablets, laptops, and MP3 players, the Naída CI Connect allows cochlear implant wearers to take hands-free phone calls and stream audio directly from virtually any device.

“We are excited about the introduction of Naída CI Connect because we are committed to supporting every Advanced Bionics implant wearer as well as new customers along their hearing journey. For us, this journey doesn’t end as soon as the implant is activated. Our goal is not only to bring our CI wearers into the world of sound, but also to empower them to enjoy their lives to the fullest. And this second part is what the Naida CI Connect is about. This is also the first product we’re launching in 2019, and we’re thrilled about where we’re headed. You can bet on seeing more from us as the year unfolds,” stated Victoria Carr-Brendel, Ph.D., Group Vice President Cochlear Implants (CI), Sonova. 
 

About Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing hearing solutions for individuals with severe-to-profound hearing loss who no longer benefit from hearing aids. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best. AB joined Phonak as part of the Sonova Group of companies and began a collaboration unlike any other in the industry. Since then, the innovation leaders in cochlear implants and hearing aids have continuously combined technologies to deliver new, unequalled hearing solutions.

With sales in more than 50 countries and a proven track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB’s talented worldwide group of technologists and professionals are driven work with integrity, engage with patients and professionals, and stay firmly committed to the best possible performance. 
 

Bluetooth® is a registered trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc    
 

Media Contact

Olivia Duarte
Advanced Bionics
661.362.1400
MediaInquiries@AdvancedBionics.com

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