by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
MedEl just launched their RONDO, the first single-unit cochlear implant in the world. Now, for the first time, the microphone, speech processor, coil and batteries are all housed in a single unit.
As their press release states, “The fully-integrated design makes RONDO simple to wear, and is especially comfortable for people who wear glasses of any kind. With no cable and fewer parts, users benefit from enhanced durability.”
Even if you already have a MedEl cochlear implant, you can trade it in for the RONDO. This is because the RONDO can be used with MedEl’s existing CONCERT, SONATA, PULSAR and C40+ implants. It is also designed to be compatible with new sound coding strategies in the future.
You can learn more about MedEl’s RONDO cochlear implant here.