Tag Archive: Sound Processor

April 2nd, 2012 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »

When you begin to investigate cochlear implants for your child or yourself, the amount of information, terminology, and decisions can seem overwhelming.  Once you feel that you have a handle on things, someone throws another […]

December 18th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , | 11 Comments »

Advanced Bionics recently announced the FDA approval of its swimmable Neptune™ cochlear implant processor.  The processor has an IP (ingress protection) rating of 68, which means that it is dust-tight (6) and can be immersed […]

October 24th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments »

Mapping (or MAPping) is the term for programming a cochlear implant to the specifications and needs of its user.  While any cochlear implant user, or parent, caregiver, or family member of a CI user, has […]

October 10th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

There is never a dull moment in the world of hearing loss, and these past few months have been no exception.  Here are the latest news highlights from around the Web and around the world: […]

June 14th, 2011 by | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

It’s heating up outside, the school year is coming to a close, and it’s time to dive in to all of the great listening and spoken language opportunities that summer can provide.  Here are some […]

June 9th, 2011 by | Tags: | 1 Comment »

All of us, pediatric cochlear implant pioneers, and many other cochlear implant recipients who first received their cochlear implant prior to 2000, heard with bodyworn sound processors, which consisted of a box along with long […]

March 8th, 2011 by | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

When it comes to upgrading sound processors, it is no fun battling with insurance companies to get them to approve the upgrades.  What we need to keep in mind is that we can’t say to […]