Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Implant from MED-EL

Cochlear implant maker MED-EL is now offering a single-unit processor. The Austrian company got FDA approval in November and is now ready to offer this option to its customers. The new design of of the unit called RONDO puts everything - the mic, battery and coil into a single processor. There's no ear hook and the coil and cable are connected together, rather than coming separately. There is also a remote control that adjusts the volume and other aspects of the sound collected by the devise. Med-El is the third largest implant maker, behind Cochlear Limited of Australia and Advanced Bionics which is owned by a Swiss company, Sonova Holding. There's more information here.