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Symphonix Devices Achieves Product Adoption Milestone

Vibrant Soundbridge Implanted in 30th Patient at the Otologic Center of Kansas City, Mo.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Symphonix Devices ® Inc. (NASDAQ:SMPX) announced today that Charles Luetje, M.D., a renowned U.S. otologic surgeon, has performed his 30th Vibrant® Soundbridge™ implantation at the Otologic Center Inc., Kansas City, Mo. Luetje is the first U.S. doctor to hit this milestone.

"As evidenced by his many happy patients, Dr. Luetje has seen first hand the benefits that the Vibrant Soundbridge brings in terms of quality and clarity of sound," said Kirk Davis, president and chief executive office of Symphonix Devices. "This milestone accomplishment is just another indication of the strong acceptance of the Vibrant Soundbridge and Dr. Luetje's ability to build a strong franchise around this proven alternative to acoustic hearing aids."

Added Dr. Luetje, "After implanting 30 patients with the Vibrant Soundbridge, I can confidently say that this is the best alternative to acoustic hearing aids on the market today for people with moderate to severe hearing loss. It's very fulfilling to see patients who have suffered unnecessarily for so long find such dramatic improvements in their hearing."

Dr. Luetje has more than 25 years of experience in the otology field and today serves as president of the Otologic Center. As a recognized thought leader in otology, Dr. Luetje has served on a number of boards including the American Board of Otolaryngology, American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery, American Medical Association, the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, and the American Otological Society.

About Symphonix

Founded in 1994, Symphonix Devices, Inc. is a hearing technology company dedicated to developing a family of products to improve communication ability and quality of life for the millions of hearing-impaired people limited by current hearing solutions.

Symphonix' Vibrant® Soundbridge™ is a surgical implant designed to work with the natural structures of the middle ear to enhance hearing and communication ability for people with hearing impairment. The device can be implanted during a short, outpatient surgical procedure. More information about Symphonix can be found at www.symphonix.com or by calling (800) 833-7733.

Further information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results is included in the Company's Form 10-K for the 2001 fiscal year filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Symphonix and Vibrant are registered trademarks of Symphonix Devices, Inc. Soundbridge is a trademark of Symphonix Devices, Inc.

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