Advanced Bionics (AB) announced the release of the new Naída™ CI Connect receiver in Canada.

Naída CI Connect, a product Advanced Bionics developed together with Phonak, is described by the company as an “elegant, design-integrated solution” which turns the Naída CI Q90 sound processor into a Bluetooth wireless headset. With built-in microphones for hands-free calling, and compatibility with virtually all Bluetooth-enabled tablets, laptops, and MP3 players, the Naída CI Connect allows cochlear implant wearers to take hands-free phone calls and stream audio directly from virtually any device, according to AB’s announcement.

“We are excited about the introduction of Naída CI Connect because we are committed to supporting every Advanced Bionics implant wearer as well as new customers along their hearing journey,” said Victoria Carr-Brendel, PhD, Group Vice President, Cochlear Implants (CI), Sonova. “For us, this journey doesn’t end as soon as the implant is activated. Our goal is not only to bring our CI wearers into the world of sound, but also to empower them to enjoy their lives to the fullest. And this second part is what the Naida CI Connect is about. This is also the first product we’re launching in 2019, and we’re thrilled about where we’re headed. You can bet on seeing more from us as the year unfolds.”

Source: Advanced Bionics