Yes. AB’s HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant is designed to be safe for MRI scans. In fact, it won the prestigious Medtech Breakthrough Award 2019 for Best Overall Medical Device Solution for its MRI-friendly design.
MRI scans are becoming more and more commonplace. However, these scans can be painful for CI recipients with older technology. Many recipients have to have surgery to remove the implant before the MRI, and yet another to put the implant back in afterwards. Beside the pain and the hassles, it also means a long period of time without hearing.
The special design of the HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant from AB means no pain or discomfort during an MRI, so it does not need to be taken out, and you can treat the scan like any other medical examination. The only thing that you have to do to get an MRI is to take off the sound processor and put it back on afterwards.