Cochlear Americas Announces New Products for the Pediatric Market

Jul 24, 2007, 01:00 ET from Cochlear Americas

    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.
 Mountain Time.
     Visit 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