Advanced Bionics (AB), a cochlear implant technology company, announced it has received Health Canada approval and that it is bringing Marvel hearing technology to Advanced Bionics cochlear implant wearers. This includes:

  • New Naída CI Marvel sound processor for adults,
  • Sky CI Marvel, “the world’s first dedicated sound processor for children,”
  • New Target CI fitting software with “industry-first features,”
  • New Advanced Bionics Remote app for adjustments via smartphone.

Naída CI Marvel offers wearers a powerful hearing experience with effortless comfort and convenience

With its more than 25 years of experience in cochlear implants, Advanced Bionics brings the Phonak Marvel platform to benefit their adult cochlear implant wearers. With AutoSense OS 3.0, Naída CI Marvel helps deliver “excellent sound quality and performance in a variety of situations throughout the day.” According to the company’s announcement, the machine-learning algorithm analyzes sounds in the listener’s environment every 0.4 seconds and can identify whether they’re in a noisy restaurant, car, concert hall, at home, etc. It then engages the appropriate cochlear implant system features to “customize and enhance the wearer’s hearing experience based on the specific characteristics of the listening environment.”


With Marvel CI, Advanced Bionics offers “the world’s first cochlear implant sound processors to connect to virtually any Bluetooth-enabled device and to support hands-free calling.”

Sky CI Marvel is “the world’s first dedicated sound processor for children” 

Sky CI Marvel combines “proven Advanced Bionics sound processing” with the Marvel platform from Phonak. AutoSense Sky OS 3.0 operating system works similarly to the adult version in Naida CI Marvel but is designed for a child’s typical listening situations, providing “excellent sound quality and performance wherever the child goes,” according to the company.

Offering a wide variety of wearing options, child-preferred colors, and waterproof accessories, Sky CI Marvel helps offer “flexibility for a growing child’s adventures.” Its integrated Roger technology can help kids hear their teachers and friends in classrooms, cafeterias, and auditoriums directly in their ears, bypassing noise in the environment, according to the company’s announcement.

Target CI Marvel is designed to offer hearing care professionals “easier, faster, and smarter fittings” 

Target CI helps offer hearing care professionals “easier fittings with the industry-standard Noahlink Wireless, giving them and their patients the freedom and convenience of cable-free programming.” Professionals can program a cochlear implant and a compatible hearing aid with one software, in one fitting session. Target CI is also designed to be a “smarter fitting tool, with default settings optimized for cochlear implant patients, giving professionals the flexibility to meet their patient-specific needs.”

“This is one of the most important product launches Advanced Bionics has ever had. Building on the wildly successful Phonak Marvel platform, Naída CI Marvel, Sky CI Marvel, and Target CI are going to be game changers for the cochlear implant industry, revolutionizing the way our wearers can expect to hear with their cochlear implant systems, and the way their hearing care providers fit them,” said Victoria E. Carr-Brendel, PhD, GVP, Sonova Group and President of Advanced Bionics.

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Source: Advanced Bionics, Phonak