VALENCIA, CALIF. & HONG KONG, June 25 /CNW/ - Advanced Bionics
Corporation, the neuromodulation division of Boston Scientific Corporation
(NYSE: BSX) and a leading manufacturer of cochlear implants, and the Hong Kong
Hospital Authority, a public hospital management association, announce their
alliance to bring the gift of hearing to the severely to profoundly deaf of
Hong Kong. The tender, effective as of July 1, 2007, continues the
organizations' partnership that began in 2005, and authorizes the country's
exclusive use of Advanced Bionics' new Harmony(TM) HiResolution(R) Bionic Ear
"Together with the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Advanced Bionics is
continuing to bring the gift of hearing to Hong Kong's hearing-impaired," said
Robert Gulock, Vice President, Advanced Bionics Corporation, Asia-Pacific.
"The use of our highly reliable HiResolution Bionic Ear System and
revolutionary sound processing technology, combined with the expertise of our
local auditory staff and professionals, will bring the miracle of sound to
thousands of deserving individuals."
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 of the Harmony System are
designed to provide a more natural representation of sound.
The Hong Kong Hospital Authority manages Hong Kong's 38 public hospitals
and institutions. The organization is responsible for delivering a
comprehensive range of secondary and tertiary specialist care and medical
rehabilitation through its network of health care facilities, helping to
safeguard and promote the general health of the community while ensuring the
provision of medical and health services for the people of Hong Kong. For more
information, visit www.ha.org.hk.
Patients interested in cochlear implant technology to restore hearing
should speak to their physicians and visit www.bionicear.com or call
800-678-2575 for more information.
Advanced Bionics Corporation is headquartered in Valencia, Calif. and 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
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