In 2004, Advanced Bionics issued a recall for the Clarion CII-x HiResolution 90k (HiRes90k) bionic ear system. Advanced Bionics eventually began to distribute the HiRes90k. The FDA had, however, written to the company about the product.
Advanced Bionics then had a 2nd recall, on Vendor B HiRes90k implants. Both recalls were for unimplanted units.
What we are hearing: As many as 20% of HiRes90k vendor B units may fail.
What are the symptoms of a failed or failing Advanced Bionics HiRes 90k or Clarion Cochlear Implant?
Delays in hearing
Shocks/pain in the head/face
The implant turns on/off without warning
Your child is not telling you that the batteries on the implant need charging
Your child is turning the implant off
What amazes me is how little the news has been out on this recall.
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