Hearing loss effects 1 out of every 10 people (36 million) in the U.S. It is estimated that 2 million of those people may be a candidate for implanted technology. Sadly enough, only 5% of people who could benefit are currently being treated. To help spread the word, Cochlear, along with other partners, have developed the Healthy Body Healthy Mind program.Advanced Bionics
Advanced Bionics has introduced their new behind the ear sound processor: The Naida CI Q70. By partnering with the hearing aid company Phonak, AB has began utilizing wireless connectivity options. The ComPilot enables recipients to utilize the remote microphone, TV streamer and any Bluetooth products. Advance Bionics also offers Water-resistant and water proof sound processor options enabling communication while at the pool, lake, ocean and river. To learn more, click on the links below.
Cochlear AmericasCochlear America has introduced their new wireless accessories for the N6 sound processor. The Remote Microphone: Enables N6 users the ability to stream speech and sound directly to their sound processor. By clipping the remote microphone to a companion’s collar, you can drastically increase the signal to noise ratio in a crowded or noisy environment. The Wireless Phone Clip: Stream phone conversations directly from your smartphone to your sound processor. By utilizing Bluetooth technology, the phone clip is capable of connecting to any Bluetooth device and streaming audio output directly to the sound processor. The Wireless TV Streamer: Sends crisp stereo sound directly from a TV to a sound processor. The user will hear sound that is balanced between the TV and their surroundings enabling participation in conversations while enjoying watching TV. To learn more, check out these websites:
- Breakthroughs in True Wireless and Automated Hearing
- The breakthroughs continue with the Nucleus® 6 System
Med-El has introduced their new behind the ear sound processor: The Sonnet. We are anticipating spring availability. Users have the ability to stream audio from various sound sources. Using the FM battery cover and small audio cable, recipients can directly connect to any device with a headphone jack. The Sonnet is equipped with 2.4 GHz so that it will be capable of wirelessly connecting to streaming options in the future. To learn more:
Phonak Hearing Systems
Check out the Phonak website to learn more about the Guide to Access Planning (GAP) program. It has been designed to provide information that is important for you to effectively advocate and be responsible for your communication access supports. It is a wonderful resource for educational planning but may also be helpful for others as well. You can learn more by clicking here.
Phonak is connecting cochlear implant users to wireless FM technology. This technology allows for improved understanding of speech at distances and in noise for many individuals. For additional details please visit www.phonak.com.
Whether your are considering cochlear implantation or wanting to upgrade your Advanced Bionics system, this link will help you learn more about the latest cochlear implant technology, the Naida CI Q70. Here you will find information regarding the features of the Naida as well as have the opportunity to build your own.
OthersEar Gear: Hearing Instruments Protection
Ear Gear is designed to save your hearing instruments from moisture and dirt while making them colorful and fun. Ear Gear is designed to fit any BTE hearing aid, FM or most Cochlear Implant system. For more information call 1-888-766-1838 or check out www.gearforears.comCiwear
For wearers of the Advanced Bionics Neptune Processor another wearing option may be this swim and active wear shirt that has sleeve pockets that allow individuals to incorporate their CI sound processors into the shirt. The shirt conceals the processor(s) within the sleeve pockets and allows you to thread the sound cord on the inside of the shirt. This reduces the possibilities for snags and entanglement when swimming or participating in different physical activities. www.ciwear.com