Overview of the Naida CI Sound Processor - Notes

Overview of the Naida CI Sound Processor - Notes
Speaker’s Notes: AB is dedicated to helping people with hearing loss hear their best.
Partnering with Phonak has allowed AB to offer unique technological advances to
help people with hearing loss hear better in the most challenging listening situations.
Speaker’s Notes: Today we are going to discuss the exciting ear level processor the
Nadia CI and cover these topics.
Speaker’s Notes: The Naida processor is one part of the entire HiResolution Bionic Ear
System. The HiResolution Bionic Ear System includes the HiRes 90K Advantage
Internal Implant that is surgically implanted and the external sound processors that
are worn on the head or the body. AB offers two sound processors: The Naída CI or
the freestyle™ waterproof processor, Neptune™.
Speaker’s Notes: Before we begin I want to let you know that all the information
being presented today is available in concise guides that can be kept in the classroom
and consulted when needed. You can download and/or print them at
Speaker’s Notes: Let’s start by reviewing the components of the Naida CI.
1. Here is the Naida Processor.
2. At the bottom of the processor is the power source. Here you see one of the Power Cel
rechargeable batteries. You can also use a Zinc-Air cartridge that holds 2 high powered
675 cochlear implant disposable batteries.
3. Here you can see the Universal Headpiece (UHP) and the headpiece cable.
4. The round button located near where the UHP attaches to the processor is the Power
5. The Volume Control is located directly above.
6. You can see here that the Naida’s LED is located in the center of the volume control.
7. There are also several microphones on the Naida processor. The front and rear
microphone as well as the T-Mic and headpiece mic.
Speaker’s Notes: Let’s move on and discuss the Naida CI in more detail.
Speaker’s Notes: Here you can see the Program Button. Read Slide
Note: If there are less than five programs stored, there is not any empty program slot.
The programs will switch in a chronological order; once it reaches the final program,
it will return back to the first program.
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Speaker’s Notes: Here you can see the volume control. To increase the volume gently
push the top of the volume control. To decrease the volume gently push the bottom
of the volume control.
Restricting or disabling the volume control prevents accidental changes in loudness
(either too soft or too loud), which could compromise the child’s hearing
Speaker’s Notes: read slide
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Speaker’s Notes: The Naida CI has 4 microphone options: Front, Rear, T-Mic 2, and
the Headpiece Mic. Here you can see where they are located. The microphones can
be used in different combinations in any given program depending on what the
audiologist has chosen for that program. Check with the child’s family or audiologist
if you have questions about microphone usage and what microphones are active for a
particular student.
Speaker’s Notes: There are 2 options for earhooks with the Naida CI.
There is the standard earhook for retention on the ear which comes in a small and
large size.
There is also the T-mic 2 earhook. This is a special earhook with a microphone at the
bottom placed at the entrance to the ear canal. This strategic placement utilizes the
outer ear’s natural sound-gathering capabilities, just like normal-hearing ears. The
result is better, more effortless hearing in noise. It also allows recipients to use cell
phones, Bluetooth devices, headphones, and other battery-powered audio devices
just like everyone else. AB is the only company to offer the patented T-Mic.
Speaker’s Notes: There are a variety of power options available for the Naída CI.
There are 4 rechargeable Powercel options. The 110 mini powercel is the smallest followed
by the 170mini, and the 230. Note there is also a 170 standard size battery option that can be
used with Phonak’s Roger 17 receiver for wireless FM use.
There are 2 disposable battery options: The Zinc Air battery pak cartridge which is used with
2 675 high powered Zn-Air CI batteries or the AAA PowerPak which uses 3 AAA batteries.
Note you can use rechargeable AAA batteries with the AAA PowerPak if you prefer.
How can you tell the difference between a rechargeable powercel and the Zinc Air battery
pak cartridge? The rechargeable options have a flat bottom and the Zinc-air battery cartridge
has a curved bottom.
Speaker’s Notes: These numbers reflect operating times using the HiResolution sound
processing strategy with Optima.
Speaker’s Notes: The Naida CI can be worn with the power supply off the ear. This is
great for children with small ears or active little ones. These are the different options
for wearing the power supply off the ear. You can use the Naida Power-Cel Adapter,
the Naida CI Clip, or the AAA Power Pak in combination with the Naida Power-Cel
For the NONE ON THE EAR option you will need to use the Naida CI clip and a long
headpiece cable.
The Naida CI Clip comes in left and right configurations The Naida CI Clip is intended
to attach directly to clothing, hair or in the preferred wearing location. The Naida CI
Clip fits all three sizes of PowerCel rechargeable batteries, as well as the Zn-Air
Battery Pak. The clip also includes a silicon cover for added protection when the TMic 2/Earhook is detached.
Speaker’s Notes: Let’s talk more about these flexible wearing options.
To use the SOME ON THE EAR option you will need the Naida Power-Cel Adapter.
You can connect either the AAA PowerPak or a Harmony PowerCel Plus battery to the
Power-Cel Adapter with use of the Naida CI AAA PowerPak Adapter Cable. In this
photo you see the PowerCel Adapter being used with the AAA Power Pak.
Speaker’s Notes: Now that we have learned about the basics of the Naida CI. Let’s
talk about the steps for everyday use.
Speaker’s Notes: Here are the steps for everyday use. Read Slide. We will talk about
each step in more detail in the next several slides.
Speaker’s Notes: The Naida CI is turned ‘on’ when a charged battery is attached to the
processor. When the battery is engaged the orange LED located in the middle of the
volume control will flash to indicate battery charge followed by the green LED to
indicate program position. The Naida CI will always power on in Program 1 with the
volume and sensitivity at the default settings. To power down the Naida CI, simply
remove the battery cartridge.
Speaker’s Notes: Read Slide
Speaker’s Notes: Next, verify the correct program is selected. Read Slide.
Speaker’s Notes: Read Slide
Speaker’s Notes: Attach the processor to the child in the preferred wearing
configuration– All on the ear, some on the ear, or none on the ear. Then attach the
UHP to the child’s head. You will feel a magnetic pull.
Speaker’s Notes: Once the Naida CI is set and placed on the child, you should always
perform a behavioral listening check.
Speaker’s Notes: read slide
Speaker’s Notes: Let’s move on and discuss the indicators and system checks that
assist with troubleshooting
The Naida CI has diagnostic indicators to assist with completing system checks and
troubleshooting. Let’s review each of these in more detail.
Speaker’s Notes: The Naída CI LEDs provide important information about Naída CI
battery life, program position, audio input, and Naída CI error conditions. The LED
indications are grouped by color: orange for battery status, green for microphone and
program position, and red for CI status.
The LED sequence is very similar to the LED sequence that is used in the Harmony
Processor. There are a few new LED indicators available with the Naida.
Speaker’s Notes: The Orange LED indicates battery information. As we have
discussed the orange LED blinks at startup to indicate if the battery is sufficiently
charged to power the processor. 4= fully charged
2- 3= charge is sufficient 1= nearly depleted 0=fully depleted.
If you see a solid orange light the battery in use is almost depleted.
If the orange LED blinks twice every 3 seconds the battery can no longer support
Finally, a new feature, if the orange light fades out the Naida is entering standby
mode. Standby
mode allows the PowerCel or Zn-Air Battery Pak to remain attached to the processor
causing a major drain on battery life. Most children will not use this feature.
Speaker’s Notes: The green LED indicates microphone status and program position.
The green LED indicates the microphones are functioning properly when it flickers in
response to loud sounds. This is a programmable feature so it may not be active in a
child’s processor. You will need to contact the child’s parents or audiologist to
determine if this feature is active.
The green LED also will indicate which program is active by the number of blinks it
displays either after the orange battery status sequence or upon changing a program.
A solid green LED indicates the processor has not been programmed.
Finally, a new feature, four green blinks indicates a response to the AB myPilot
request to “Find Paired Devices.” The Left paired device will identify itself with this
LED pattern.
Speaker’s Notes: The red LED indicates CI status.
One red blink per second indicates loss of lock with implant. Confirm the headpiece is
attached to the child’s head or verify the UHP cable is intact and firmly attached to
the processor and headpiece.
Rapid red blinks indicate the Naida is connected to the wrong internal implant. If the
child is a bilateral user switch to the child’s other processor. If the child is not a
bilateral user, consider if the child may have swapped Naida’s with another child.
A solid red LED indicates an error condition.
Finally, a new feature, 5 red blinks indicates a response to the AB myPilot request to
“Find Paired Devices.” The Right paired device will identify itself with this LED
Speaker’s Notes: Like LEDs, Internal alarms provide important information. The
internal alarm in only audible to the person using the Naida CI. They are a discreet
way for adults and older children to get information about battery status, program
number, and volume level. You can see here what the different internal alarms
As we briefly discussed earlier, Intellilink is a safety feature that ensures the Naida CI
only stimulates the correct internal device. Read Slide
Speaker’s Notes: Completing a Listening Check of the Naida CI may be necessary to complete
troubleshooting. The Naída CI Listening Check is a special attachment that allows you to listen
to and verify the clarity of the microphones or other sound sources programmed for use with
the Naida CI. The Module itself does not have a power source as it relies solely on power
from the Naída CI power sources.
Speaker’s Notes: read slide
Speaker’s Notes: The Naida CI will log data that the audiologist can review to assist
with programming or troubleshooting. Read Slide
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Speaker’s Notes: Let’s move on talk about how to care for the device.
Speaker’s Notes:
I wanted to be sure to discuss some care and maintenance tips with you today. The
following recommendations are best practices for keeping your student’s equipment
working properly.
Store any extra equipment that is kept at school, including batteries, in a Zephyr Dry
and Store overnight. A Zephyr Dry & Store is an electrical appliance that utilizes
warm, moving air and a desiccant, to keep equipment dry. If you do not have a Dry
and Store be sure to keep any extra equipment in a sealed container or even a Ziploc
bag. Also, use PowerCel battery covers when batteries are not in use. These can be
ordered from Advanced Bionics.
Speaker’s Notes: Let’s move on and briefly discuss connectivity with the Naida.
Today’s presentation is meant to give an overview of the options. More detailed
information on connectivity can be found in on our website.
Speaker’s Notes: The Naida CI can connect with additional sound sources in 4 ways:
Read Slide.
Speaker’s Notes: As we discussed earlier, the T-Mic is a special microphone
that places the microphone at the entrance to the ear canal. It also allows
recipients to use cell phones, Bluetooth devices, MP3 players, and other batterypowered audio devices just like everyone else– by holding the device up to the ear.
AB is the only company to offer the patented T-Mic.
Speaker’s Notes: An FM/Roger system is commonly used in many classrooms as it
improves the signal to noise ratio in difficult listening environments. An FM/Roger
system uses a receiver and transmitter (microphone) to overcome noise and distance.
An FM/Roger system can wirelessly connect with the Naida through Phonak’s
ComPilot or the 170 PowerCel. Note the PowerCel mini 170 is NOT compatible with
Roger 17. You must use the standard PowerCel 170.
Speaker’s Notes: Connectivity to various devices can be achieved through the
versatile ComPilot. To learn more about the ComPilot contact Phonak at
Speaker’s Notes: The Naida’s T-Coil allows for wireless connectivity to looped rooms
or devices with electromagnetic energy. The T-Coil is enabled through a program
setting by the child’s audiologist. You will need to check with the child’s parents or
audiologist to determine if a T-Coil program is available.
Speaker’s Notes: Read Slide
Speaker’s Notes: The Naida provides many features that are important for pediatrics.
Read Slide.
Speaker’s Notes: Finally lets end on a very exciting topic! The Advanced Technology
that helps each child maximize his or her success with a cochlear implant.
Speaker’s Notes: AB’s partnering with Phonak has enabled us to offer some amazing
technology features that help children with the Naida CI hear better at home and in
the classroom. I will provide a brief overview of each one. Please note that these
features are programmed by the child’s audiologist and are dependent on the child’s
age and ability to use their processor independently.
Speaker’s Notes: UltraZoom zooms in on voices of people facing recipient, while noise from
the side and back is reduced. It is ideal for use in the classroom when the main speaker is in
Speaker’s Notes: ZoomControl focuses on the speaker to the front, back, or
left or the right when the listener cannot face them, such as when driving in a
car. In the example pictured here the CI user is driving and thus focusing on
the speaker to her right. Sounds coming into the CI users left implant will be
audible but dampened so the CI user can focus on the voice coming into her
right implant.
Read slide.
Speaker’s Notes: DuoPhone is a unique feature that allows bilateral Naída recipients the
ability to hear phone conversations in both ears simultaneously. By placing the phone to one
ear, the conversation is automatically streamed to the other ear as well, giving the listener
the best possible listening experience.
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Speaker’s Notes: QuickSync allows for easy, instant adjustments to volume and program
settings on two Naída CI sound processors . It gives bilateral wearers the ability to control
both cochlear implants/sound processors with just one touch.
Speaker’s Notes: AB Makes it Simple for Schools! Take advantage of all the free
resources offered by the Advanced Bionics Tools for Schools Program. Visit www.
Speakers Notes: Advanced Bionics has several other resources and programs to assist
HearingJourney.com is an online forum for people to chat, laugh, and share stories
about cochlear implants and hearing loss.
The Listening Room is a rehabilitation site where you will find a host of free, fun
activities and resources to support the development of speech, language, and
listening skills in people of all ages with a hearing loss.
The BEA is a community of recipients, candidates and professionals who connect to
promote the benefits and optimal use of cochlear implants and Advanced Bionics
And you can always visit www.advancedbionics.com for materials, resources, and
Speakers Notes: Finally support is always available. Discover resources and support
services online or by phone.
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