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The announcement doesn’t say when the processor will be available. It is awaiting FDA approval in the US. Key features of the processor include combined electro-acoustic stimulation, and wireless connectivity (when the accessories become available).
Learn more here!
Nucleus 6 User Guide
“Sonova Holding AG, the world’s leading provider of hearing solutions, announces today that its subsidiary Advanced Bionics (AB) is launching its new Naída CI Q70 (Naida CI) sound processor. The device is now commercially available in Europe, Canada and several other countries in the world.”
Read more about it in Sonova’s Naída CI Q70 media release dated 23 May 2013.
Naída CI Q70 User Guide
If you are in the US or Canada and receive an implant from Cochlear, you can trade in the Nucleus 5 processor for the new processor when it becomes available. Details here.
These photos confirm that Cochlear’s new processor will be available in two versions. The larger one has an accessory port, which can be used for direct audio input, a lapel microphone, or with earbuds or headphones to check that the processor and audio accessories are working properly.
Notice that two rechargeable battery sizes are shown. There is also a disposable battery option, and a battery holder that uses two disposable batteries.
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Once again, CochlearimplantHELP.com delivers spy images of a new product! The CP900 series from Cochlear, dubbed Nucleus 6 on various web forums, seems to come in two sizes. The image shows two different battery sizes, but the processors themselves are different as well.
Advanced Bionics leaks a bit more about programs for the new BTE processor. It looks like you can get an implant now, and get the latest processor when it becomes available this summer in the US.
Look for the ‘Answering the Call‘ page on Advanced Bionics’ web site, and fill out the form for more information!