|[August 14, 2014]
Advanced Bionics Launches Two New Educational Apps for Children with Hearing Loss
VALENCIA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Advanced Bionics (AB), a global leader in cochlear implant technology
and a company of the Sonova Group, announced today the launch of two new
iPad® device apps as part of their growing rehAB range of rehabilitative
and educational tools for people with hearing loss. The creative,
interactive apps have been specially designed for caregivers or
therapists to guide the development of listening and language skills in
children with hearing loss ages 4 to 10.
Cochlear implants are sophisticated medical devices that can restore
hearing for people with significant hearing loss. To take full advantage
of this highly advanced technology, cochlear implant recipients need to
devote time and effort to rehabilitation exercises. The new apps are
intended to encourage greater compliance by making practice fun and
engaging for younger recipients.
Listening Adventures is a dynamic app providing children with a
fun way to practice listening for words in sentences. The app's features
Six different story-based games
Focus on listening for multiple elements, plurals, pronouns, or
More than 100 sets of words
Fun sound effects and character voices
Many opportunities for teaching vocabulary and sentence structure
The colorful, entertaining VocAB
Scenes app is designed to help children learn common vocabulary
and question forms through listening. The app features:
Six different scenes (outside water fun, beach, pet store, swimming
pool, camping, and winter fun)
12 different drag and drop items for each scene
Three different games for each scene to promote listening and language
"AB is committed to creating the most effective, engaging rehabilitative
and educational tools possible," said Carissa Moeggenberg, Senior
Manager of Education, Training, and Rehab at Advanced Bionics. "These
unique, new apps are great additions to our innovative rehAB line."
AB's rehAB range of tools include apps, websites, toys, games, and
exercises, all conceived and designed by professionals educators with
years of experience creating effective rehabilitative learning tools.
The new apps are appropriate for children, with no links to sites that
take them out of the app and no in-app offers for sale of any other
products or services. They are available to download from the iTunes®
For more information about Advanced Bionics products, services, and
rehabilitative and educational resources, contact an AB representative,
follow AB on Facebook
or visit AdvancedBionics.com.
Information on other apps available from AB can be found at AdvancedBionics.com/ABapps.
About Advanced Bionics
Advanced Bionics is a global leader in developing the most advanced
cochlear implant systems in the world. Founded in 1993 and a subsidiary
of the Sonova Group since 2009, AB develops cutting-edge cochlear
implant technology that allows recipients to hear their best.
AB offers the most sophisticated cochlear implant system on the market,
the HiResolution™ Bionic Ear System, with five times more resolution
than its competitors, designed to help recipients hear in noisy settings
and enjoy the full dimensions of music.
With sales in over 50 countries and a proven track record for developing
high-performing, state-of-the-art products, AB's talented group of
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 innovative cochlear implant technology,
please visit AdvancedBionics.com.
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