Advanced Bionics and The Hearing Solution Group Join in Sound Alliance

    Partnership Raises Standard of Cochlear Implant Support, Service in
Southeast Asia

    VALENCIA, CALIF. & SINGAPORE, June 21 /CNW/ - United in their mission to
ensure the hearing health of the severely to profoundly deaf, Advanced Bionics
Corporation, the neuromodulation division of Boston Scientific Corporation
(NYSE:   BSX) and leader in cochlear implant technology, and The Hearing
Solution Group, Southeast Asia's largest hearing health care provider,
announce their official partnership. Through this mutual agreement, The
Hearing Solution Group will advocate Advanced Bionics' cochlear implant
devices, helping to further Advanced Bionics' commitment to providing superior
service and support for its users throughout Southeast Asia.

    "Our mission is not just about providing the hearing-impaired with the
latest innovations in cochlear implant technology," said Robert Gulock, Vice
President, Advanced Bionics Corporation, Asia-Pacific. "More importantly, it
is about helping make the transition from silence to sound a positive and
rewarding experience. Advanced Bionics' and The Hearing Solutions Group's
shared commitment to patient care in Southeast Asia will enable us to provide
uncompromising service to patients and clinicians."

    Advanced Bionics recently introduced the revolutionary Harmony
HiResolution(R) Bionic Ear System. Designed to enhance music appreciation and
improve hearing in a variety of difficult listening environments, the Harmony
System delivers HiResolution sound with the Fidelity 120 processing feature
for unmatched performance. The two key components are designed to provide a
more natural representation of sound.

    The Hearing Solution Group is the largest hearing health care provider in
Southeast Asia, serving Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The
organization is renowned for providing a spectrum of hearing health care -
from counseling to basic and comprehensive audiological assessments to a full
range of hearing devices, habilitation and rehabilitation, and service. The
Hearing Solution Group is the only ISO 9001:2000-certified hearing health
provider in Southeast Asia. For more information visit

    Patients interested in cochlear implant technology should speak to their
physicians and visit or call 800-678-2575 for more

    Advanced Bionics Corporation, is a leading innovator of bionic devices
for people with neurological disorders, including deafness and chronic pain.
The company was acquired in 2004 by Boston Scientific, the worldwide
developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are
used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties.

For further information:

For further information: Stern + Associates Joan Vander Valk,
908-276-4344 ext. 205

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