DENVER, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Americas today announced the
availability of three new pediatric solutions designed to enhance the
hearing experience of Cochlear's youngest implant users. Babyworn(TM)
Accessory Pack + Babyworn(TM) Cable, Freedom Snugfit(TM), and the BTE
Tamper-Resistant Battery Holder and Removal Tool provide babies, toddlers
and children unsurpassed comfort, security and freedom.
"The new accessories are unique in that they have been developed
especially for our smallest recipients. Numerous safety features and soft,
light-weight materials help deliver a comfortable, uninterrupted hearing
experience for these young cochlear implant users," said Chris Smith,
President, Cochlear Americas. "Moreover, these accessories have been
designed to grow with the user and are meant for long-lasting wear."
Babyworn(TM) Accessory Pack + Babyworn(TM) Cable
The Babywor(TM) Accessory Pack + Babywor(TM) Cable is a dedicated baby
wearing solution that addresses retention and comfort issues normally
associated with such products. Babyworn is the best pediatric offering for
children of all ages as it allows the recipient to grow into his or her
Freedom system. Babyworn is ideal for children with small ears as it
reduces the (BTE) size and weight. Babyworn provides two flexible wearing
options: a single controller-standard BTE configuration and an upper body
The Freedom Snugfit
The Freedom Snugfit helps children to keep processors and microphones
in the most natural position on the ear. Consisting of an upper ear hook,
main body and lower ear hook, Snugfit keeps the sound processor in place,
providing parents and caregivers confidence their child is receiving an
optimal, uninterrupted hearing experience. Snugfit's adjustable upper and
lower ear hooks ensure this optimal fit, while soft, durable unit material
provides all-day comfort. The lower hook on the Snugfit comes in beige,
brown and black to match the wearer's skin and be less conspicuous. The
Snugfit will be included as part of the pediatric option bundle.
Behind the Ear (BTE) Tamper-Resistant Battery Holder
The design of the BTE Tamper-Resistant Battery Holder makes it more
difficult for young children to access, remove or lose batteries. It is
available in two sizes so that both BTE and Freedom Mini BTE recipients are
able to use the product. A key ring pulling tool is also provided to enable
easy removal by parents and caregivers.
All accessories are available for purchase online or by calling 1 (800)
523-5798 (Voice and TDD) Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Visit http://www.CochlearAmericas.com/FreedomForKids for more information.
About Cochlear Americas
Since launching the world's first cochlear implant system more than 25
years ago, Cochlear Limited and its US headquarters, Cochlear Americas,
have brought the miracle of sound to more than 100,000 hearing-impaired
individuals across the globe. Cochlear's state-of-the-art technologies,
based on extensive research and development at preeminent academic
institutions, restore the ability to hear sound and understand speech --
enhancing both learning capabilities and quality of life for those with
severe to profound hearing loss. Cochlear has remained the market leader in
its field thanks to an unwavering commitment to innovation, reliability and
customer support. Numerous awards, as well as published scientific data,
attest to Cochlear's outstanding product line and unsurpassed performance.
Cochlear's promise "Hear now. And Always" reflects their philosophy of a
lifetime commitment to those individuals who choose their product. For more
information about Cochlear's products, call the Cochlear Nucleus Hotline at
800/458-4999 (Voice) or 800/483-3123 (TTY) or visit the website at
SOURCE Cochlear Americas