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Sound processors and systems including sound processors are disclosed.


Patent
Advanced Bionics | Date: 2017-01-25

A system includes a sound processor included in an electro-acoustic stimulation (EAS) device configured to direct a cochlear implant to apply electrical stimulation to a patient and a receiver to apply acoustic stimulation to the patient. The system further includes a volume control facility and a selection facility configured to selectively associate the volume control facility with the electrical stimulation in response to a first user input, selectively associate the volume control facility with the acoustic stimulation in response to a second user input, and selectively associate the volume control facility with both the electrical stimulation and the acoustic stimulation in response to a third user input.


Patent
Advanced Bionics | Date: 2016-12-14

Apparatus and methods for converting one type of speech processor unit into another type of speech processor unit.


Patent
Advanced Bionics | Date: 2017-02-08

A method for sterile packaging of a surface modified implantable device includes irradiating a surface of the device such that the hydrophobicity of the surface is decreased and, optionally, the device is simultaneously sterilized. The surface of the sterile, surface-modified implantable device is then covered in a polar solution to prevent hydrophobic recovery of the surface.


Hearing assistance apparatus, systems and methods that involve the use of distributed power.


Hearing assistance apparatus, systems and methods that involve the use of distributed power without the use of a headpiece.


An exemplary system includes 1) an electro-acoustic stimulation (EAS) sound processor located external to a patient, 2) a cochlear implant communicatively coupled to the EAS sound processor and implanted within the patient, 3) an electrode array communicatively coupled to the cochlear implant and located within a cochlea of the patient, and 4) a receiver communicatively coupled to the EAS sound processor and configured to be in communication with an ear of the patient. The EAS sound processor operates in accordance with an acoustic-only mode during a post-implant time period and detects audio content presented to the patient, directs the receiver to apply acoustic stimulation, and prevents the cochlear implant from applying electrical stimulation representative of audio content presented to the patient during the post-implant time period. Corresponding systems and methods are also disclosed.


Patent
Advanced Bionics | Date: 2017-06-07

There is provided a behind-the-ear sound processor module for use in a device (10, 12) for neural stimulation of a patients hearing, comprising: a BTE-housing (27) to be worn behind an ear (11) of the patient; an adjustable microphone module (70) attached to the BTE-housing for capturing input audio signals from ambient sound; and a sound processor unit (24) for generating, from the input audio signals, a neural hearing stimulation signal to be supplied to an implantable neural stimulation arrangement (12), wherein the microphone module comprises a plurality of microphones (20A-20E; 20F) and a support element (72) for carrying the microphones, wherein the support element is movable between a beamformer position enabling the plurality of microphones to act as a directional microphone array in a beamformer audio signal processing mode of the sound processor unit and a T-Mtc position enabling at least one (20A, 20B; 20F) of the microphones to act as a T-Mic in a T-Mic audio signal processing mode of the sound processor unit at a position closer to the entrance (13) of the ear canal than in the beamformer position.


Patent
Advanced Bionics | Date: 2017-04-03

A device includes a hermetically sealed case with electronic circuitry housed within. One surface of the hermetically sealed case includes a metallic plate and a co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough with a number of vias. The co-fired ceramic electrical feedthrough is hermetically joined to the metallic plate and a hybrid circuit is connected to the feedthrough.


Methods of connecting wires (126) to feedthrough pins (104) and apparatus including wires connected to feedthrough pins.

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