Advanced Bionics recalls hearing implant

November 23, 2010 by MassDevice staff

Sonova Holding AG subsidiary Advanced Bionics announces a recall for its cochlear hearing-aid implant over a malfunction.

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Advanced Bionics recalled its cochlear hearing-aid implants.

The subsidiary of Staefa, Switzerland-based Sonova Holding AG (SIX:SOON) received reports that is HiRes 90K cochlear implant device had malfunctioned eight to 10 days after it was activated. Two patients suffered from pain and loud noise, according to the company.

Advanced Bionics notified the Food & Drug Administration of the problem and its working with the agency to rectify it.

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