Advanced Bionics cochlear implants

With operations in over 50 countries, Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world.
Acquired by Sonova Holding AG and working with Phonak since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that restores hearing to people with severe-to-profound hearing loss.

Your Life. Our Commitment™ 

The cochlear implant system you choose is the most important decision you can make on your journey to hearing.
Wherever you go, whatever you do, you expect to be able to hear and understand with confidence.
We do everything to fulfil your expectations to not only hear but also understand better in practically every situation, no matter how challenging.

For the first time in history, cochlear implant recipients now have access to the combined dynamic technologies of Advanced Bionics and Phonak, the innovation leaders in cochlear implants and hearing instruments. The portfolio of leading technologies from this union is designed to provide you or your child with the world’s best performance in all situations.

If you are an AB cochlear implant recipient or are considering cochlear implants for yourself or a loved one, you will find one-on-one support from AB.
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HiRes™ Ultra cochlear implant by Advanced Bionics


HiRes™ Ultra Cochlear Implant

high resolution – low profile


The HiRes™ Ultra cochlear implant features the thinnest implant profile from AB and is built on the proven HiRes electronics technology.
The discreet package requires minimal drilling, making it suitable for all implant recipients — adults and children — and exceeds industry standard for impact resistance.




HiFocus Mid-Scala electrode by Advanced Bionics


HiFocus™ Mid-Scala Electrode

designed for optimal cochlear placement

 The industry’s latest innovation in electrode design.
Developed through extensive research and using state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, the HiFocus Mid-Scala electrode has been designed for optimal placement in the cochlea to protect its delicate structures and preserve any residual hearing.



A man standing outside on the phone with an Advanced Bionics cochlear implant

Naída CI Processor

hear better in any environment.

The only system designed for hearing with both ears working together, combining the most sophisticated solutions from Advanced Bionics and Phonak, the leaders in cochlear implant and hearing innovations.The smallest, lightest AB sound processor with uncompromised battery life with the smartest automatic system so you can hear your best wherever you go.
Proven superior hearing in noise, on the phone, and in the water.
With unequalled waterproof accessories for uncompromised hearing anywhere and a comprehensive range of wireless technologies for streaming audio.


Two babies with Advanced Bionics NEPTUNE cochlear implants swimming


NEPTUNE™ Processor

the world’s only swimmable freestyle™ processor

The first and only swimmable sound processor in the world provides the most flexible wearing styles ever, allowing you or your child to hear your world with the comfort and beauty of nothing on the ear. Splash, soak, swim, snorkel and bond with your child at bath time!
You can even enjoy the safety and peace of mind that comes with hearing in water.



Group of people from Bionic Ear Association

Bionic Ear Association (BEA)

Hear and Be Heard™

The Bionic Ear Association, AB’s community of volunteers, are all AB cochlear implant recipients and loved ones who know what it’s like to be in your shoes. They provide the support, advice and education on cochlear implants, to help you Hear and Be Heard™.
Connect with a BEA mentor on the HearingJourney™ online forum; the place to chat, laugh, learn and share stories about cochlear implants and hearing loss.



A woman playing with a baby who has a cochlear implant

Rehabilitation and Educational Programs

Maximise your hearing potential

Before and after implantation, AB’s unique rehAB programme provides a range of practical resources and activities both on and offline to help you or your child hear your best. Resources are set around every day routines to encourage listening to everyday sounds and music and to facilitate the development of spoken language and communication. The materials are easy to use at home and can be tailored to the needs of hearing aid and cochlear implant users of all ages.



Two women sitting and chatting outside a cafe. One woman has a cochlear implant.

AB InTouch UK & Eire

Become a member today

Are you or your loved one an AB cochlear implant recipient? Join AB InTouch today and be the first to learn all about the very latest AB products and services. When you join AB InTouch, you get access to a range of great benefits, including: free entry into a monthly prize draw, discounts on AB accessories, invitations to AB events and information on the latest AB developments.
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Contact AB UK and Ireland 

Advanced Bionics UK Ltd
2 Breaks House
Mill Court
Great Shelford
CB22 5LD

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 847 888
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 847 898