“Without his Harmony cochlear implant, Michael Kade wouldn’t have any language skills, and he wouldn’t be going to a mainstream school. The implant has helped tremendously. He’s at grade level in every subject. He uses no signs; he’s mainstream on everything. It’s just amazing a miracle. It’s the best piece of equipment, in my opinion, that’s ever been made.” -Michael Fotta, Father of Michael Kade

Text Box: Only Harmony Helps You Hear Your Best
Five important independent studies performed by leading research scientists show that you or your child will hear your best with AB in quiet, noise, on the phone, and for developing language1-5the everyday listening experiences where your hearing really matters. And a multicenter study sponsored by AB proved that Harmony recipients have the best experience listening to music.6,7

References
1. Spahr A, Dorman MF, Loiselle LH. 2007. Performance of Patients Using Different Cochlear Implant Systems: Effects of Input Dynamic Range. Ear and Hearing 28 (2): 260–275.
2. Haumann S, B?chner A, Lenarz Th. Does the Input Dynamic Range of Cochlear Implant Processors Influence Speech Perception in Adverse Listening Situations? Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA, April 10–12, 2008.
3. Gifford R. Speech Perception in a Realistic Background Noise: Effectiveness of Preprocessing Strategies and External Options for Improving the Signal-to-Noise Ratio. Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA, April 10–12, 2008.
4. Wolfe J, Mears A. Effect of Input Dynamic Range on Speech Recognition and Music Enjoyment. Poster Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Auditory Technologies, San Diego, CA, April 10–12, 2008.
5. Uhler K, et al. Use of an Alternate Microphone Technology for Enhancing BTE Sound Processor Performance in Children and Adults. Poster Presentation at the 9th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Washington, DC, April 24–26, 2003.
6. Osberger MJ, Quick A, Arnold L, Boyle P. 2009. Music Perception and Enjoyment with the Harmony
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7. Mirza S, Douglas SA, Lindsey P, Hildreth T, Hawthorne M. 2003. Appreciation of Music in Adult Patients with Cochlear Implants. Cochlear Implants International. 4(2):85-95.

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