Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology and a company of the Sonova Group, announced that the new Naída CI Q90 EAS received TÜV approval for distribution in Europe.

With the arrival of this new product, now more than ever, cochlear implant recipients have access to the combined technologies of AB and Phonak, the innovation leaders in cochlear implants and hearing instruments.

The new Naída CI Q90 EAS has been developed for those who can benefit from hearing aid amplification of their natural hearing in combination with electrical stimulation through a cochlear implant.

Available for the first time, the system’s technology delivers in one device the processing power of AB’s proven cochlear implant innovations together with Phonak’s world-renowned expertise in amplification for more natural sound and a better hearing experience.

The Naída name has always represented the best hearing solutions for people with significant hearing loss. It also stands for AB and Phonak innovations combining together to create the most advanced technology.

The new Naída CI Q90 EAS takes this one step further by delivering simultaneous electrical and acoustical stimulation for cochlear implant recipients with residual hearing in the lower frequencies.

"AB and Phonak are both part of the Sonova Group. This gives recipients access to Phonak technologies used by millions of people across the world," said Hansjuerg Emch, President of Advanced Bionics and Group Vice President of the Sonova Medical Division where AB resides.

The Naída CI Q90 EAS offers a truly integrated electro acoustic hearing solution in addition to many of the popular features delivered with the Naída CI platform:

Powerful acoustic Phonak receiver attaches directly to the Naída CI Q90 sound processor.

Available for use with the industry’s largest selection of wireless connectivity accessories for phone calls and media streaming from devices by Apple, Samsung, Nokia and other leading brands.

Compatible with AB ClearVoice and Phonak UltraZoom speech enhancement technologies for improved understanding in noise.