Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology and a company of the Sonova Group, announced that the Naída CI Q30 and Q90 sound processors* have received TÜV approval, following FDA and Health Canada approval earlier this year.

The Naída CI Q Series delivers advanced technology in automation, noise reduction, phone use, and waterproof protection. AB’s newest version of fitting software, SoundWave™ 2.3, also received approval.

Working with Phonak, the world leader in hearing instruments, AB provides industry-leading solutions to help people with significant hearing loss communicate with confidence. The Naída CI Q Series of sound processors combines AB’s proven innovations with popular Phonak technology already relied on by hundreds of thousands of hearing aid users for better hearing in all situations.

The Naída CI Q30 is the ideal hearing solution for recipients who value simplicity and ease of use. It provides the proven technology of AB, including ClearVoice™** speech enhancement technology, and the unmatched Phonak UltraZoom beamformer. When combined, these proven innovations deliver 70% better speech understanding in noise.

The Naída CI Q70 is the best hearing solution for recipients who value additional comfort and advanced bilateral features. In addition to offering all the features of the Naída CI Q30, the Q70 also includes Binaural VoiceStream Technology™, a unique set of bilateral and bimodal-ready*** features designed to optimize hearing with both ears in complex listening situations.

Naída CI Q70 recipients also benefit from the new AutoSound™ OS technology that intelligently analyzes and automatically adapts to everyday listening environments so recipients hear their best wherever they go without having to change programs or adjust any settings. With the release of AB’s latest SoundWave fitting software, three new comfort features have also been introduced:

WindBlock for automatically reducing wind noise to improve the listening experience in windy conditions

EchoBlock for improving the listening experience in places that are reverberant, such as large assembly halls or places of worship

SoundRelax for automatically dampening sudden loud sounds, such as slamming doors or clanging dishes, for a more enjoyable hearing experience

Following the previous-generation Q70, the Naída CI Q90 is the premium solution for recipients who value the full line of features and accessories, including unique automatic capabilities, a more advanced beamformer and future EAS compatibility. The Naída CI Q90 offers all the features of the Naída CI Q70, plus:

UltraZoom, now an automatic feature with Q90 and a new addition to AutoSound OS, for automatically detecting the presence of noise and focusing on sound to the front for improved speech understanding in noisy settings

StereoZoom, a Phonak Binaural VoiceStream Technology™ feature, that uses all four microphones on both ears to extract a single voice from a noisy crowd and engage in a one-on-one conversation with less effort.

"Everyone at AB is excited to offer the world’s most advanced family of sound processors," said Hansjuerg Emch, President of Advanced Bionics and Group Vice President of the Sonova Medical Division within which AB resides. "