MED-EL Announces New SONNET Processor

SONNET Processor for Cochlear Implants

MED-EL announces the Sonnet BTE processor!  SONNET features two microphones, enabling directional hearing.  New software includes wind noise reduction and automatic volume control.

The processor has one battery option – two zinc-air cells, providing up to 60 hours of battery life.  The battery cover accepts 3-pin FM connectors, and also features a direct audio input port.

In addition to a built-in telecoil, a 2.4GHz radio is included for future connectivity options.

SONNET is water-resistant, with an IP54 rating.  With only a zinc-air battery option available at the moment, a fully waterproof system seems like it needs to wait for a rechargeable battery option.

Learn more about the SONNET processor!