Kare Posted February 12, 2014 Report Share Posted February 12, 2014 Hello everybody, The Naida CI of Advanced Bionics features Clearvoice and Ultrazoom. UltraZoom allows recipients to focus on sound coming from the front while reducing interference from noise present to the side or behind the listener. UltraZoom can be used on its own or combined with AB’s ClearVoice technology for even more benefit in very difficult listening situations. ClearVoice was a breakthrough for AB, because it was the first algorithm to receive FDA approval with a superiority claim, meaning that it is statistically proven to improve speech perception in noise. There is data from Europe that suggests when ClearVoice is combined with UltraZoom, there is an even more marked improvement in hearing in noise than with either of these features on their own. What about Med-El? Do they also have such features? If not, will be such features be available in the future? I want to make a choice between Med-El's Rondo and AB's Naida. I doubt very much between them. I personally find it very important to be able to understand speech in noise. Question to all Med-El recipients: How well/clear do you hear speech in noisy situations, like restaurants, pub, concert, car, plane etc.? Kind regards, Karen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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