Advanced Bionics (AB) has released two new iPad apps, designed to help adults learning to hear with
cochlear implants and hearing professionals working with children.
CLIX is the first installment in a suite of rehabilitation applications that make up the Advanced Bionics Listening Exercises. The free CLIX app is designed to help adult cochlear implant recipients practice listening for word differences in both quiet and noise. It can also be used by adults with hearing aids.
“Rehab is an essential component of the journey to hearing. AB is taking advantage of the great platforms that popular mobile devices provide to put helpful new rehab programs right at your fingertips,” said Hansjuerg Emch, president of AB and group vice president of the Sonova Medical Division.
The second app released from AB, IT-MAIS, is a version of a popular assessment tool used to evaluate a young child’s response to sound during their first few years of listening with hearing technology.
“Early intervention in addressing hearing loss is crucial, and assessing young children is particularly challenging,” said Carissa Moeggenberg, education, training and rehab manager at AB. “We believe the IT-MAIS app will lead to more children being assessed early and accurately, so that we can provide them with the technology that will help them develop language skills earlier and excel in mainstream schools alongside normal-hearing peers.”
Both apps are compatible with the iPad tablet and are available now for download in the iTunes store.
SOURCE: Advanced Bionics