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New Microphone Technology to be launched by Phonak and Advanced Bionics for Improved Hearing in Noise

Phonak and Advanced Bionics announced a new microphone technology this week that is said to help people with hearing aids and cochlear implants hear better, especially in noisy environments. Called MultiBeam Technology, the new approach could soon be applied in future advanced wireless microphones. The initial study results with patients have show significant improvements in…

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Cochlear Announces Release of Baha SoundArc in US and Canada

Hearing implant maker, Cochlear Ltd, announced last week the commercial availability of the new Baha SoundArc in the United States and Canada. The new device is a non-surgical bone conduction wearing option for children with conductive or mixed hearing loss, or single-sided deafness (SSD), who are not yet eligible or ready for an implant. The…

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Advanced Bionics Cochlear Implant Processors to Become Bluetooth Compatible with Android, iPhone and Even Classic Cell Phones

Cochlear implant maker, Advanced Bionics, announced last week that the company will be incorporating Sonova’s new SWORD (Sonova Wireless One Radio Digital) chip technology into their devices. Current users of the Naída CI Q90 processor, as well as future recipients, will be able to use their device to connect to any Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. The…

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MED-EL Launches Rondo 2, the World’s First Cochlear Implant Powered by Wireless Charging

Update May 17, 2018: MED-EL USA announced today that the FDA has given approval for the RONDO 2 Audio Processor and wireless charging pad. According to the company, product availability is estimated for Fall 2018.   Hearing implant maker, MED-EL, announced the launch of an all-new cochlear implant audio processor at the 61st Austrian National…

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Made for iPhone Cochlear Implant: Cochlear Unveils Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

Cochlear Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of hearing implants, unveiled today its brand-new Nucleus 7 Sound Processor. The new processor, which received FDA approval in June, is said to be the smallest and lightest behind-the-ear cochlear processor available. Further, the Nucleus 7 is also the world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant processor. With the…

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A New Processor to Reproduce Natural Binaural Audition

By José Luis Fernández, Audio Infos Spain   The Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Salamanca and MED-EL are developing a technology that can restore or reproduce the binaural mechanisms of the human brain. A breakthrough which could constitute a key turning point in the improvement of speech intelligibility in noisy environments. By replicating…

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