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Advanced Bionics® recently introduced several new accessories that will make using their behind-the-ear (BTE) sound processors more convenient, comfortable and connected for adult and pediatric recipients alike.
Valencia, CA, February 5, 2010 – Advanced Bionics® recently introduced several new accessories that will make using their behind-the-ear (BTE) sound processors more convenient, comfortable and connected for adult and pediatric recipients alike.
Designed to keep AB recipients in style and on the go, these new accessories include:
– The Kinder Clip™, which allows Harmony® BTE sound processors to grow with pediatric recipients by enabling the processor to be worn completely off the ear and on the collar or shirt instead
– The Snuggie™, which securely fits over little ears to keep the active child’s or adult’s processor in place
– Skinit device covers, which allow recipients of all ages to dress up their processors with unique designs ranging from sports and fashion to art and “Create Your Own”
“We know that our recipients want more ways to wear and customize their sound processors,” said Jeffrey H. Greiner, CEO of Advanced Bionics. “These new accessories are great additions for both active kids and adults who want to make sure their processor stays in place while they’re playing sports, exercising or taking part in other lively activities. And with the recent launch of Skinit designs, we’re excited to now offer far more customization options than any other cochlear implant manufacturer.”
Decorative designs allow recipients to personalize devices just in time for the holidays
VALENCIA, Calif., December 9, 2009 – Advanced Bionics®, the only U.S.-based manufacturer of cochlear implants (or “bionic ears”), recently announced that the look of the world’s best performing cochlear implant system can now showcase customized designs. AB has partnered with Skinit, the leading company in consumer electronics personalization, to offer custom-made covers for Harmony® or Auria® sound processors.
“As a company, we focus on offering the most advanced technology and the best possible hearing experience to our recipients,” said Jeffrey H. Greiner, CEO of Advanced Bionics. “We’re excited to now offer far more customization options than any other cochlear implant manufacturer.”
With Skinit designs, recipients can customize their sound processors to match their mood or wardrobe or to simply make a fashion statement. Processors can be dressed with favorite colors, sports teams, motifs, or works of art. From patriotic flags to popular movie characters, from leopard prints to college team logos—and nearly everything in between—the Skinit Web site offers hundreds of designs to choose from or the option to upload graphics for a completely unique look. The designs are a great new addition to the 20 colorful caps and covers that are already available to choose from AB, making the Harmony System more customizable than any other cochlear implant system.
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