The Nada CI sound processor is a small, lightweight device that connects to the implant headpiece. The Nada CI sound processor is the only cochlear implant that can automatically connect to devices in the other ear through a wireless network. By sharing audio signals with another Nada CI or a Phonak hearing aid, Nada makes sure you can hear speech better on the phone and in noisy environments.
Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implants
Advanced Bionics is the leader in the world when it comes to producing cochlear implant hearing solutions for people with severe and profound hearing loss who can't use hearing aids anymore. Advanced Bionics was started in 1993 and has been a part of the Sonova Group since 2009. It makes cutting-edge technology for cochlear implants that help people hear better.
As part of the Sonova Group of companies, Advanced Bionics joined forces with the hearing aid manufacturer Phonak. They started working together in a way that had never been done before in the industry. Since then, they have combined technologies to make new hearing solutions that can't be beaten.
HiRes Ultra 3D Cochlear Implant
The award-winning HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant is as intelligent as it is powerful. It makes speech clearer and lets you hear a more comprehensive range of sounds. It is also made stronger than industry standards for impact resistance, so you can go out and enjoy life without worrying.
Unlike other cochlear implants, the Advanced Bionics HiRes Ultra 3D cochlear implant doesn't have to be taken out for an MRI.
How do cochlear implants work?
The implant is composed of a receiver-stimulator and an electrode array. The receiver-stimulator is implanted under the skin behind the ear. It converts sound into electrical signals sent to the cochlea's electrodes. The electrodes stimulate nerve cells in the cochlea, where sounds are processed before being relayed to the brainstem, then on to structures in the brain's temporal lobe, which interpret them as sounds.
Cochlear implants cannot restore normal hearing but can significantly improve speech discrimination and understanding even with severe deafness or profound deafness caused by nerve damage or congenital cochlear malformations (e.g., Usher syndrome).
Who are cochlear implants for?
If you do not benefit from hearing aids, a cochlear implant will likely be able to help you hear better. Most people with cochlear implants hear well enough to understand speech clearly in noisy situations, such as restaurants and parties.
Cochlear implants are used most often for children who were born deaf or became deaf early in life (before age one). The devices can also help adults who have lost their hearing later in life due to an illness or injury.
Talk to us if you think you may be a candidate for cochlear implants!