Our Technology

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.  Click here to view "Conquer Silence:  Restore Hearing with Cochlear Implants."

The Cochlear Implant Center is excited to announce that the Aqua Accessory is now available for Nucleus recipients! This disposable accessory will allow for underwater fun. Go to www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/intl/home to learn more about how you can obtain your Summer Fun Kit!

Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics

The new T-Comm accessory is now available for use with the Neptune processor.  It provides natural placement of the microphone and has a built in t-coil.  This lightweight accessory is also compatible with the Platinum Series Processor.  If you have already received the Neptune, there is a special introductory offer of 50% off at Advanced Bionics.

Advanced Bionics has introduced the first swimmable sound processor allowing recipients to enjoy the world of sound even while in the pool. The device is not recommended for ocean or pond water. Please see their website for additional information.

Advanced Bionics has announced that they will begin shipping the new T-mic Saver accessory for Harmony users. The T-mic saver has been designed to increase the reliability of the T-mic, reducing your need for repairs. They will be sold in packs of 6 and will be available in Beige, Silver and Dark Sienna. These easy to attach accessories will be available for both small and standard size T-mics.

 Cochlear Americas

Cochlear Americas is thrilled to announce the new 5 for Life program. If you are implanted on or after February 1, 2013, upon registration of your implant, you may become eligible to receive a 5-year warranty on the Nucleus 5 Sound Processor and Remote Assistant (no registration required). For more details, please click here

The attached table summarizes their Technology Exchange Program based on recipient surgery date. 


Med-El is a Cochlear Implant device manufacturer. The website provides an overview regarding product information, candidacy and rehabilitative programs available. You can learn more at The Med-El Website.

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 at:

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

Ear 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.com


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


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