|[May 14, 2014]
Advanced Bionics Launches World's First Waterproof Case for Cochlear Implant Recipients
VALENCIA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology
and a company of the Sonova Group, announced today the approval of the
AquaCase™* container in Europe and Canada. Designed for use with the Na�da
CI Q70 (Na�da CI) sound processor, the AquaCase accessory is the
world's first and only swimmable, waterproof case for cochlear implant
The waterproof AquaCase™ accessory from Advanced Bionics (Photo: Business Wire)
From bath time, swimming and snorkeling, to skiing, trail hiking,
mountain biking, mud running and rock climbing, the durable AquaCase
offers recipients uncompromised hearing performance and peace of mind
during even the most rugged adventures. To ensure it safeguards the
Na�da CI sound processor in any environment, the AquaCase features a
security lock and special corrosion-resistant materials that stand up to
water, dirt, mud, sand, and other grime. Recipients can wear it just how
they like it with a compatible clip, armband**, and lanyard.
""We understand how important hearing in and around water is for
recipients and their families. First and foremost for safety and peace
of mind, but parents also want their children to fully engage with their
friends while playing in the pool or the surf," said Mark Downing,
Director or Product Management and Surgical Support. "AB is always
thinking of new ways to give our recipients hearing during life's
adventures. This small, ecure and incredibly durable case is another
example of our commitment to the best hearing performance in every
Advanced Bionics is the only company that enables cochlear implant
recipients to enjoy fully waterproof hearing with no compromise in
performance. The AquaCase accessory is designed for use with the
AB's unique, IP 68-rated microphone. The AquaMic is 100% waterproof and
does not require a bag or enclosure that significantly reduces sound
quality. Over the last three years, the AquaMic has delivered great
performance to thousands of Neptune™
processor users; now it is available for recipients who use Na�da CI
processors as well. Delivering the industry's only
headpiece-integrated microphone, AB allows Na�da CI and Neptune™
recipients to wear the processor off the ear in the preferred location
for any activity.
"At Advanced Bionics, we have always believed that hearing in and under
water without compromising performance is essential to improve the
quality of life for people with cochlear implants," said Hansjuerg Emch,
President of Advanced Bionics and Group Vice President of the Sonova
Medical Division where AB resides. "We are very pleased that with the
introduction of the AquaCase for Na�da CI, waterproof hearing is now
available for the world's most advanced behind-the-ear processor."
The AquaCase accessory has been developed for use with the Na�da CI
sound processor available only from Advanced Bionics. With Na�da CI, AB
delivers a quantum leap forward in performance and wireless connectivity
with a chic, modern instyle™
To learn more about the new AquaCase from Advanced Bionics, contact a
local AB representative or visit AdvancedBionics.com.
About Advanced Bionics
Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced
cochlear implant systems in the world. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary
of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear
implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best.
AB offers the most sophisticated cochlear implant system on the market,
the HiResolution™ Bionic Ear System, with five times more
sound resolution than its competitors, designed to help recipients hear
in noisy settings and enjoy the full dimensions of music.
With sales in over 50 countries and a proven track record for developing
high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB's talented group of
technologists and professionals from all over the world are driven to
succeed, work with integrity and stay firmly committed to quality.
To learn more about AB and its innovative cochlear implant technology,
please visit AdvancedBionics.com.
*Pending regulatory approval in the United States.
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