Update on a cochlear implant recall:
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.
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.Talk to us, on the web at: http://www.markzamora.com/Implant/index.html