Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Advanced Bionics device coming

So Advanced Bionics has a new processor coming out, huh? The Neptune. Someone over in Europe attended a conference and found out a bit about the new device. That person also scanned and uploaded the brochure for the new device as well. Check it out! http://www.mediafire.com/?5swv2zy4wwn60tr (XPS) or http://www.mediafire.com/?0mr216dvmxw0vfc (PDF).

Looks like a pretty neat processor, and you can go swimming with it on! Neat! You don't even have anything on your ear. There's the coil, then the processor is a small body worn processor. From what I've read on the HearingJourney.com forums, the Neptune is due to be released in Europe in September. As for the US, who  knows, since the FDA has to approve of these things. They still need to re-approve AB's implants first. But I do think this is real exciting for Advanced Bionics!


mshroeder said...

I think this is the coolest! My daughter is on the swim team and loves the water - what a great joy to be able to see her play marco polo with the other kids!

NarizCortada said...

I've seen it in Madrid (Spain) in an AB Conference. Seems like the price is araound 6.500 euros. The only thing I don't like is that you cannot wear it as a regular behind-the-ear speech processor.

CDM said...

It's meant to be a mini-body worn processor. But AB is working on a brand new, smaller BTE processor, and it may possibly be on the market in 2013 (according to the latest official internet chat with AB president).