nil Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Cochlear Implant | Product Info, Reviews, Prices, and More

Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Cochlear Implant

Product Info, Reviews, Prices, and More

60% score based on 4 reviews

About the Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70

The Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Processor is a cochlear implant that has a dedicated volume control, a push button, rechargeable batteries, and uses size 675 hearing aid batteries and has directionality and adjustment synchronization.

Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Model Details

Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Processor

Cochlear Implant

Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Processor

4 reviews

Release Date: 24 May 2013

The Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Processor has a dedicated volume control, a push button, rechargeable batteries, and uses size 675 hearing aid batteries.

  • Telecoil:
  • Push Button:
  • IP Rating:

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Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Physical Specifications

Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Processor
Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Processor
Rating
60%

4 reviews

Bluetooth® Audio Protocol
  • Accessory required
Disposable Batteries Battery Size
675
Push Button
Rechargeable Batteries
Volume Control
Downloads
Accessories

Model details listed above may be incomplete or inaccurate. For full specifications please refer to product specifications published by the original equipment manufacturer. To suggest a correction to the details listed, please email info@hearingtracker.com.

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Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Technology Details

Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70
Price $
Rating
60%

4 reviews

Directionality
Adjustment Synchronization

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Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Accessories

ComPilot

ComPilot

Functions

  • Remote Control
  • Bluetooth Streamer
  • Smartphone Streamer

Compatible Aids

myPilot

myPilot

Functions

  • Remote Control

Compatible Aids

RemoteMic

RemoteMic

Functions

  • Remote Microphone

Compatible Aids

TVLink

TVLink

Functions

  • TV Streamer

Compatible Aids

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Advanced Bionics Naída CI Q70 Reviews

Hearing aid reviews are fundamentally different from reviews for most other consumer electronic products. The reason is because individual factors, like degree of hearing loss, have a profound effect one's success and overall satisfaction with the product. When purchasing a hearing aid, you'll need to consider more than just your hearing outcome. Hearing aids are manufactured with varying levels of quality; some hearing aids are extremely durable, while others suffer frequent breakage. Battery life also varies between models, and manufacturer predictions of battery life are often optimistic. By collecting feedback from consumers, we can get a better idea of real world product durability and battery life... Continue reading

Overall Ratings

Hearing Tracker uses a ten-question survey to assess consumer feedback on hearing aids. The percentage bars below reflect the average ratings provided per question.
Note: Original answers provided in star rating format.

Benefit in Quiet
Benefit in Noise
Benefit on the Phone
Clear and Natural
Music Improvement
Physical Comfort
Reliability
Feedback
Hearing Improvement
Value
Member
Member 13 December 2018

This review is for the Naida Q 90 CI which is the current model, not the Q70. I saw a couple other reviews on here and I couldn't disagree more with them. My experience has been nothing short of miraculous. After 35+ yrs of hearing aids it was time to go with a CI. I did a ton of research and decided on AB. It has been life changing for me. I can hear and understand again! I haven't really been able to understand music for many years but with my Naida Q90 CI music sounds amazing compared to what I got with HAs. AB has been awesome to deal with and their reps are great people. I would recommend the AB Naida Q90 CI to anyone who is considering going with a CI.

J. H.
J. H. 03 February 2019

Honest review. Being clear, this is a review of the Advanced Bionics Naida Q70 cochlear implant not their hearing aid. All comments and checks below are based on that. NOTE: I've never heard of feedback from an implant. In my limited experience, there shouldn't be any. I saw mixed results with understanding/processing music when researching (pre-surgery). Music is gone for me and when it's even background, it's annoying. I must walk away from waiting rooms when "music" is on. I don't wear it when going shopping. The processed sound in my case is too mechanical. While there is a t-coil setting to program, I was told by an audiologist with a great deal of experience it doesn't help. So, there is no "clear and natural sound." Comfort will depend on surgery results an how one can adapt or not to the CI. It is a problem for me. Since I have returned over a handful of processors in just several years without explanation of failure for them (there is a general explanation on the internet about moisture issues but I see no where where this was resolved). I also returned numerous components (some, in retrospect, were because I didn't know how the part should work) but some - too many - were valid. I've seen others who may not post here but they are saying the same thing. I will be making a decision as to whether I will be able to keep wearing it because I know around the corner, there will be another failure and another expense. My choice may be to remain deaf and this has far reaching implications. I am getting advice outside the implant world as to how to proceed. Enough people on the internet mention (and I agree) AB is fast to load you up with replacement parts. The problem we have is they're replacement parts, not necessarily diagnosed and fixed. So, how long will the replacement last? If I had a choice, I would have the implant removed. After returning parts and disputing things that occurred for too long, I'm beyond tired of this. I will continue to pursue (and likely be told I can't) changing brands and this brings its own risks. I primarily wear it at night these days.

Member
Member 08 October 2018

Thank you "JH".

My experience with Naida matches yours and then some.  [Mainly that implant surgery 'disturbed the balance mechanism in my brain'.]  I have found all claims of excellence from AB misleading.  Customer service absent.  In a state of frustration today, looked on the Web for 'AB-complaints' --again, thank you for being there.  But please, take heart, it is still a miracle that we can almost 'hear'--don't consider anything drastic; me, too, I only wear the device when absolutely necessary.

Member
Member 13 December 2018 Replied to Member

I hate you have had the experience you have had, but mine has been the complete opposite. I LOVE my AB Naida Q90 CI. After 3 months speech sounds normal, no interference, static or anything like that. The clarity is amazing. I haven't been able to understand music for years with my HA but with my CI it sounds awesome!! I could identify songs on the radio my first day. I am a vocalist/guitarist from back in the 80s and am now working on singing and playing guitar again thanks to my CI. I love it so much that I will be going bilateral  (second ear) in about a month. 

AB's customer service has rocked and the reps I have dealt with are very knowledgeable and a lot of them are CI users themselves so they understand the entire process. I hate that you guys have had issues, but that is NOT the norm. The vast majority of AB users I have talked to love the product. Obviously, with all CI brands there are a portion of patients that have a hard time adapting to the new stimuli...but that isn't the fault of the technology or the product, its an issue with an individuals brain being able to adapt. The first couple days things were electronic sounding but my brain adapted very quickly and now things sound normal. 

Again, I cannot disagree with the negative reviews more, my experience has been quite amazing.

Member
Member 14 December 2018 Replied to Member

Very pleased to learn of your success.

"Negative" isn't an idle lament...it indicates real issues and problems.  And AB has less than appropriate customer care in my experience.

J. H.
J. H. 03 February 2019 Replied to Member

My review of the Q70 stands pretty much intact less one final bad experience.  I went in for a final mapping that never happened in 2016.  The audiologist was 90 miles away and at that time was the closest to me.  The problem with a drive like that is I'm exhausted from not being able to sleep, so it's dangerous to go that distance.  I also wanted the low battery countdown turned off but due to issues with AB making a sw update that audiologists weren't told about, the inability to update the programs, and surprise, the Q70 processor "worked" but didn't allow updates so I had to get yet another Q70 delivered to me.  That made 3 trips that were potentially dangerous and nothing was done.  The audiologist never submitted a bill.  

Adding a review for the Q90.

J. H.
J. H. 14 August 2018

Even after a number of mappings (going to an audiologist and having the frequency/volume adjusted), my "processed hearing" is horrible. It's distorted, I can't listen to music, and keep the CI turned off in waiting rooms or anyplace that plays music. Using the phone is rare because of the lack of clarity. Consequently, I answer the phone only if I know the person knows my situation. In my situation, this has been a bad move. If I could do it over again, I wouldn't. I don't want to negate those who have had a successful experience. I just have no real idea of how many of those positive experiences there are. I'll make a few of cautions, if I may. 1. Ensure there are your brand CI audiologistS (capitalized on purpose) near you. You may have to go out of state. 2. Check out yearly maintenance costs. 3. Be very careful going on the CI-brand discussion websites for information. CI-controlled sites may be unbalanced in their favor (I landed on a couple - they're selling an expensive product and they're only 3 companies in the US). 4. Understand it may take a long time to get used to the new type of "hearing" and it may not happen. Best of luck.

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J. H.
J. H. 12 August 2017
I should have added that the FDA is encouraging users of implants to report issues to them. They explained enough of what we've likely seen. The company may or may not report all actual failures - I know medical reporting is not always accurate. So, while there's a database available, the statistics collected may be skewed. Go to the FDA website to report the problem(s). They will determine if problems reported require a recall. If you are on Medicare (per yet another website), if you are returning many parts, you may well want to contact them, as well. All is not lost. If you're like others out there reporting issues, I always wonder if I created the problem first. If I did, it's not reportable (to me). With my company, the main component failure is similar to a car engine failure. Since a number of us (I read enough reviews) reported processor failures, my first question to all of us is did you use the dryer religiously? I have and failures keep happening. That's my car engine dying. There's no indication from anyone this has been corrected, so this needs to be reported. Best of luck to everyone out there. It's not always horrible but what I've been through is. Implants are expensive whoever picks up the tab. One would expect reliability to match the cost but it doesn't/
Member
Member 13 December 2018
My experience has been WAY different. After 35+ years of hearing aids I finally went and was evaluated for a cochlear implant. I chose the AB NaidaQ90 and I couldn't be happier. It is AMAZING. The clarity is unreal and I can hear SO much more than I did. I haven't been able to listen to music for almost 20 yrs and with my Naida Q90 I could understand music the day I was activated. I love mine so much that I am in the process of going bilateral. AB customer service is awesome and a good portion of their reps have implants themselves so they totally understand all issues. 
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