FDA Approves Advanced Bionics’ Sound Processors for Distribution in the U.S.

August 19, 2015

The FDA has approved Advanced Bionics’ Naída CI Q30 and Q90 sound processors for distribution in the U.S. 

The sound processors, developed through working with hearing instruments developer Phonak, aim to help people with significant hearing loss communicate. The devices are integrated with technology designed to automatically adjust to different sound environments, reduce distracting noise and maximize hearing.

For difficult hearing environments, the Q series also reduces sounds such as wind, echoes and sudden loud noises.

Health Canada approved the sound processors for distribution earlier this year. Distribution of the Q90 is expected to take place in the U.S. and Canada later this year.  — Michael Cipriano