FDA approves Advanced Bionics' hearing implant:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US FDA has approved Advanced Bionics' PMA for its Clarion CII Bionic Ear implant for use in both adults and children as young as 18 months with profound hearing loss in both ears. The Sylmar, California company claims its device can provide 10 times more sound information than the fastest conventional cochlear implants. The CII product incorporates the company's HiFocus electrode, which delivers electrical current to the hearing nerve fibres, and the CII BTE, a miniature sound processor worn behind the ear.