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Lip It Skinit, Connect It and More with New Accessories from Advanced Bionics

VALENCIA, Calif., February 5, 2010 – Advanced Bionics® recently introduced several new accessories that will make using their behind-the-ear (BTE) sound processors more convenient, comfortable and connected for adult and pediatric recipients alike.

Designed to keep AB recipients in style and on the go, these new accessories include:

  • The Kinder Clip™, which allows Harmony® BTE sound processors to grow with pediatric recipients by enabling the processor to be worn completely off the ear and on the collar or shirt instead
  • The Snuggie™, which securely fits over little ears to keep the active child’s or adult’s processor in place
  • Skinit device covers, which allow recipients of all ages to dress up their processors with unique designs ranging from sports and fashion to art and “Create Your Own”

 “We know that our recipients want more ways to wear and customize their sound processors,” said Jeffrey H. Greiner, CEO of Advanced Bionics. “These new accessories are great additions for both active kids and adults who want to make sure their processor stays in place while they’re playing sports, exercising or taking part in other lively activities. And with the recent launch of Skinit designs, we’re excited to now offer far more customization options than any other cochlear implant manufacturer.”

Advanced Bionics has the most advanced cochlear implant system on the market, the Harmony® HiResolution® Bionic Ear System, with five times more sound resolution than its competitors, allowing deaf recipients to go beyond deciphering simple speech to hearing music. Cochlear implants are surgically implanted electronic devices for people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. Unlike hearing aids, they don’t amplify sound, but work by directly stimulating any functioning auditory nerves inside the cochlea through electric impulses.

About Skinit, Inc.

Skinit, Inc. is the industry leader in On-Demand Personalization Technology including the manufacture and distribution of customized products for electronic devices. Skinit's online ordering and customization tools allow consumers to create branded, designed, and personalized electronic device covers, or skins, using high quality 3M products. Skinit also offers B2B On-Demand Personalization Platforms as complete turn-key or stand-alone hosted software and service solutions, which drive manufacturing technologies such as laser etching, paint on-demand, digital print, film conversion, and others. Located in San Diego, CA USA, Skinit currently powers more than 19 personalization programs for Fortune 1000 companies in the medical, wireless, retail, consumer electronic, home appliance and commercial graphic industries.

For more information, please visit www.skinit.com.

About Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced cochlear implant systems in the world. Founded in 1993 and partnered with Phonak under the Sonova Group in 2009, AB is the only American company developing cutting-edge cochlear implant technology that restores hearing to the deaf and allows recipients to hear their best today, tomorrow, and always.

AB has the most sophisticated cochlear implant system on the market, the Harmony® HiResolution® Bionic Ear System, with five times more sound resolution than its competitors, designed to allow recipients to go beyond deciphering speech to hearing music.

With sales in over 30 countries and a proven track record for developing high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB’s talented group of 660 technologists and professionals from all over the world are driven to succeed, work with integrity and stay firmly committed to quality.

To learn more about AB and its revolutionary cochlear implant technology, please visit www.advancedbionics.com.

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