Advanced Bionics' cochlear implant approval:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US FDA has approved Advanced Bionics' latest Clarion cochlear implant. All adult recipients of the 1.2 version implant could hear speech at comfortable levels (50-55 dB) at six months and 74% had improved open-set sentence recognition without lip-reading in a 68-patient US multi-centre trial. The Clarion has been implanted in over 800 adults and children worldwide since the first model was launched in June 1991. Advanced Bionics is based in California and has European offices in France, Germany and the UK.