Advanced Bionics Partners With Skinit to Customize Appearance of Cochlear Implants

Decorative designs allow recipients to personalize devices just in time for the holidays

AB has partnered with Skinit to offer custom-made covers for AB sound processors.

 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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Cochlear Implants Give Child Gift Of Hearing — KCBS 2 Los Angeles

Now, with two cochlear implants or Bionic Ears from Advanced Bionics, Tyler can hear other children, his sister and when his parents call his name.

Thanks to two cochlear implants or Bionic Ears from Advanced Bionics, Tyler, 3, who was born profoundly deaf, can hear other children, his sister and when his parents call his name.

Tyler, whose world was silent, until 10 months ago.

Tyler's world was silent until 10 months ago.

By Lisa Sigell
KCBS 2 Los Angeles

See the full article with additional photos at CBS2.com

Tyler de Lara seems like a typical three-year-old, extremely outgoing and playful.

But this is a change for Tyler, whose world was silent, until 10 months ago – not able to hear.

His parents say he was so quiet, he wouldn’t play with other kids and kept to himself.

“It was overwhelming, it was depressing at the same time,” Tyler’s dad said.

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