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Table of Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Part I: Using your HiRes® Auria® Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
HiRes Auria Processor Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
HiRes Auria Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Program Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Volume Dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Auria Headpiece with Attached Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Co n n e cting the Hi Res Auria Headpiece to the HiRes Auria Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Removing the HiRes Auria Headpiece from the HiRes Auria Processor . . . . . . . . . . .9
Auria Accent Color Covers and Headpiece Caps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Earhook Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Standard Earhook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Auria T-Mic™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Auria Direct Connect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Auria T-Coil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Auria FireFly™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
System Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Rechargeable Auria PowerCel™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Check Auria PowerCel Charge and Lock Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Replacing the Auria PowerCel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Auria PowerPak™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
To Connect the Auria PowerPak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
To Disconnect the Auria PowerPak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Replacing the Battery in the Auria PowerPak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Using the Auria PowerPak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Preparing the Auria PowerPak for use with the Plug or Huggie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Using the Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Part II: Care and Maintenance of your HiRes Auria Processor . . . . . . .21
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
HiRes Auria Processor Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Avoid the following . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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Electro-Static Discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Auria Carrying Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Dri-Aid Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Regenerating the Dri-Aid Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Airport Security Metal Detectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Rechargeable Auria PowerCels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Auria PowerCel Wallet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Charger and Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Light Emitting Diode (LED) Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Charging the Auria PowerCels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Assembling the Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Inserting the Auria PowerCels into the Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Removing the Auria PowerCels from the Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Cleaning the Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Using the Battery Charger Car Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Part III: Assistive Listening Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Personal FM Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Troubleshooting tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Infrared Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Hard-wired Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Part IV: Troubleshooting your HiRes Auria Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
No Sound Heard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Static Heard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Muffled or Distorted Sounds Heard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Auria Headpiece Cap or HiRes Auria Processor Gets Wet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Red Light Emitting Diode on the Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
No Green LED on the Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Problems with Adherence of the Auria Headpiece Cap to the Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Maintaining Stability Behind the Ear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Part V: Contact Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
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Table of Figures
FIGURE 1:
HiRes Auria Processor with Components ..............................................................7
FIGURE 2 & 3: Program Switch and Volume Dial .......................................................................8
FIGURE 4:
HiRes Auria Processor with Connection to
Attached Headpiece and Cable .................................................................................9
FIGURE 5:
Removal of Auria Headpiece Cap.............................................................................9
FIGURE 6:
Removal of HiRes Auria™ Processor Accent Color Cover..........................10
FIGURE 7:
Auria T-Mic .........................................................................................................................11
FIGURE 8:
Auria Direct Co n n e ct Cable to HiRes Auria Processor...................................11
FIGURE 9:
Auria Direct Connect with mono to stereo adapter for FM use .............12
FIGURE 10: Connecting the cable to the Auria™ Direct Connect Earhook................13
FIGURE 11: Auria T-Coil.........................................................................................................................13
FIGURE 12: T-Coil snapped corr e ctly in place...............................................................................13
FIGURE 13: A u ria T-Coil incorr e ctly attached .............................................................................13
FIGURE 14: A u ria T-Coil rotation........................................................................................................14
FIGURE 15: Auria FireFly .......................................................................................................................15
FIGURE 16: Removing Auria Earhooks..........................................................................................15
FIGURE 17: Replacing Auria Earhooks ..........................................................................................15
FIGURE 18: System Sensor ...................................................................................................................16
FIGURE 19: Auria PowerPak with Huggie ....................................................................................18
FIGURE 20: Replacing the AA Battery in the Auria PowerPak..........................................18
FIGURE 21: HiRes Auria Processor with Huggie.......................................................................19
FIGURE 22: Auria Carrying Case ......................................................................................................23
FIGURE 23: Auria Carrying Case Dri-Aid Insert ........................................................................24
FIGURE 24: Charging Bay on Flat Surface...................................................................................26
FIGURE 25: Power Supply Adapters ................................................................................................26
FIGURE 26: Connecting the Adapters to the Power Supply................................................26
FIGURE 27: Connecting the Power Supply to the Charger .................................................27
FIGURE 28: Inserting Auria PowerCel into Charger................................................................27
FIGURE 29: Removing the Auria PowerCel from the Charger ..........................................28
FIGURE 30: Battery Charger Car Adapter....................................................................................29
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Introduction
The User Guide provides information on the use and maintenance of the HiRes
Auria Processor.
HiRes Auria Processor Kit Contents
The following items may or may not be included in your HiRes Auria Processor Kit.
Please refer to the contents list for the actual contents of your kit:
HiRes Auria Processor
Auria Headpiece
Auria Standard Earhook
Auria T-Mic
Auria Direct Connect
Auria Direct Connect Cable
Auria FireFly
Accent Color Covers — Auria PowerCel Slim
Accent Color Covers — Auria PowerCel Plus
Accent Color Covers — Auria PowerPak
Auria Accent Color Headpiece Cap
Auria PowerPak
Auria Huggie
Auria PowerCel — Slim
Auria PowerCel — Plus
Auria PowerCel Charger Bay
Auria PowerCel Charger Power Supply
Auria PowerCel Charger Power Supply Adapters
Auria PowerCel Wallet
Auria User Video
Auria Carrying Case
Auria Travel Case
System Sensor
Auria T-Coil
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CI-5230
CI-5304
CI-5730
CI-5830
CI-5840
CI-5841
CI-5720
CI-7120
CI-7121
CI-7122
CI-7123
CI-7400
CI-7450
CI-5520
CI-5540
CI-5600
CI-5610
CI-5630
CI-7115
7095544-001
CI-7420
CI-7420-002
CI-5820
CI-5750
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Labeling
The symbols below are used on the labeling for the product and for transportation,
and their meanings are as follows:
EN60601-1
Classification Information:
Ordinary Construction
Continuous Operation
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Part I: Using your
HiRes Auria Processor
Overview
The HiRes Auria Processor is a small lightweight, behind the ear sound processor
designed to work with the most advanced technology in sound processing. The
Hi Res Auria Processor is designed with easy to use controls to suit a variety of
individual needs.
FIGURE 1: HiRes Auria Processor with Components
Auria Accent Color
Headpiece Cap
Microphone
Volume Dial
T-Mic™
Program Switch
Processor
Module
Attached
Headpiece
Cable
Cable
Connection Port
Rechargeable
PowerCel™
Accent
Color Cover
HiRes Auria Processor Components
HiRes Auria Processor:
The HiRes Auria Processor module houses the operating electronics. The headpiece
and cable attaches to the cable connection port located beneath the program switch
on the back of your HiRes Auria Processor. To turn the HiRes Auria Processor on attach
the Auria PowerCel or Auria PowerPak. To turn it off remove the Auria PowerCel or
Auria PowerPak.
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Microphone:
The HiRes Auria Processor utilizes a forward facing omni-directional (accepts sound
from all directions) microphone located at the top of the processor to captu r e
s o und input.
Program Switch:
The HiRes Auria Processor can store up to three programs. The program switch is
located below the volume dial on your processor and has three positions to
represent each stored program:
Program 1: switch all the way down
Program 2: switch in the middle
Program 3: switch all the way up
FIGURES 2 & 3: Program Switch and Volume Dial
Volume Dial Operation:
The volume dial can be used to control the loudness
level of a program. To adjust the volume:
• Turn dial clockwise using the side of your index finger to increase volume.
• Turn dial counterclockwise using the side of your index finger to decrease volume.
NOTE: Usually your audiologist will set the 12 o’clock position on your volume dial as
your most comfortable listening level. The volume position is indicated by the
white dot located on the dial.
CAUTION: To avoid overly loud sounds please remember to turn the volume dial
down prior to placing the HiRes Auria Headpiece over the implant.
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Auria Headpiece with Attached Cable
The headpiece contains the transmitter for sending sound information to the
implant. The headpiece is held securely in place over the implant by magnetic
attraction. It is designed with smooth rounded surfaces of lightweight materials to
provide comfort for users of the HiRes Auria Processor. The headpiece cable
connects the HiRes™ Auria™ Processor just below the program switch.
FIGURE 4: HiRes Auria Processor with Co n n e ction to Attached Headpiece and Cable
Connecting the HiRes Auria Headpiece to the HiRes Auria Processor:
• Align the raised area on the end of the cable’s strain relief with the groove on the
cable connector on the body of the processor.
• Slide in place until secure.
Removing the HiRes Auria Headpiece from the HiRes Auria Processor:
Hold the cable’s strain relief (the plastic plug, not the wire) and gently pull it away.
Auria Accent Color Covers and Headpiece Caps
The HiRes Auria Processor is designed to allow for changes in accent colors both for
the processor and the headpiece. Three types of accent color covers are available for
the processor based on the power system that you have chosen (Auria PowerCel
Slim, Auria PowerCel Plus or the Auria PowerPak). The color caps adhere to th e
headpiece by magnetic at tr a cti o n .
FIGURE 5: Removal of Auria Accent Color Headpiece Cap
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Removing the Auria Accent Color Headpiece Cap:
• Place index finger underneath Auria Headpiece Cap
• Hold cable gently at the base of the Auria Headpiece with one thumb
• Slide other thumb under the raised portion of the color cap
• Gently pull up
Replacing the Auria Accent Color Headpiece Cap:
• Align color cap with Auria Headpiece
• Gently place cap onto the headpiece until it magnetically attracts
Removing the Auria Accent Color Cover:
• Unplug cable
• Slide finger between the color cover at the bottom of the processor
• Gently pull up and slide forward
Replacing the Auria Accent Color Cover:
• Align the color cover at the top of the processor
• Gently push on
WARNING: S m a ll Pa rts Hazard: Parents and caregivers should be counseled th at the
e xt e rnal implant system contains small parts. The Auria Accent Color
Covers, Auria Accent Color Headpiece Caps, the metal contact on the
inside of the headpiece cap, and earhooks may cause choking if swallowed.
FIGURE 6: Removal of HiRes Auria Processor Accent Color Cover
Earhook Options
NOTE: Use of the various earhook accessories may require different audio-mixing
ratios. Please consult your audiologist for evaluation of the most satisfactory
mixing ratio and subsequent programming adjustment for the earhook
in use.
Four earhook options are available to support your HiRes Auria Processor.
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1. Auria Standard Earhook
When using the Auria™ Standard Earhook, the microphone located at the top of the
processor is the input source to the processor. An earmold may be used with the
standard earhook to provide added security of the processor on the ear.
2. Auria T-Mic
The Auria T-Mic is an integrated earhook and microphone combination. The
microphone is omni-directional (accepts sound from all directions) and is designed to fit
in the open bowl portion of your ear. The Auria T-Mic is appropriate for everyday use and
may provide added benefit in difficult listening situations, such as in noisy
environments or on the phone. For the best results, some listeners may require an
auxiliary only program while using the Auria T-Mic.
NOTE: When fitting the Auria T-Mic over the ear, bend by placing finger near
the microphone and pushing gently. Avoid sharp angles (90°or greater) as
it can shorten the lifespan of the Auria T-Mic.
FIGURE 7: Auria T-Mic
3. Auria Direct Connect
The Auria Direct Connect Earhook allows you to connect to auxiliary audio input
devices such as a CD player or FM systems. It requires the use of the Auria Direct
Connect Cable and audio interface cable.
NOTE: Consult with your audiologist for the appropriate audio mixing ratio settings.
FIGURE 8: Auria Direct Connect Cable to HiRes Auria Processor
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Auria Direct Connect Cable
This cable comes in 3 different lengths and is designed to connect to a variety of
assistive listening devices such as FM Systems, Infrared Systems, and CD Players.
These audio sources typically require a custom-made patch cable available either
from the manufacturer of these devices or from an electronics store. The cable has a
3.5mm stereo audio jack at one end and a custom miniature connector at the other
end that plugs into a connector on the top of the earhook. With or without the Direct
Connect Cable attached, the quick disconnect earhook mechanically functions as a
standard earhook, therefore you can attach an earmold with standard tubing to the
end of this earhook. When programmed appropriately the Auria Direct Connect
earhook can function as a standard earhook.
NOTE: When using a mono source such as an FM System you must use a mono
to stereo adapter (included in the Auria Direct Connect Cable package).
FIGURE 9: Auria Direct Connect with mono to stereo adapter for FM use
To Connect Auria Direct Connect Cable:
• Remove HiRes Auria Processor from ear
• Hold the HiRes Auria Processor by the earhook
• Gently push the Auria Direct Connect Cable into the port at the top of the earhook.
Below is an alternate method for attaching the Auria Direct Connect Cable to the
Auria Direct Connect Earhook:
• Rotate the connector 180 degrees
• Approach the Auria Direct Connect at an angle
• Snap into place
• Rotate the connector 180 degrees to align
To Disconnect the Auria Direct Connect Cable:
• Remove the HiRes Auria Processor from ear
• Hold the HiRes Auria Processor by the base of the earhook
• Gently pull the Auria Direct Connect Cable from the port at the top of the earhook.
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FIGURE 10: Connecting the cable to the Auria Direct Connect Earhook
Auria T-Coil
The Auria T-Coil provides access to pri v ate and public loop systems found in the
cinema, meeting rooms, or in the th e at e r.
Attaching the Auria T-Coil to the Direct Connect Earhook
• To place the Auria T-Coil on the Direct Connect Earhook, align the Auria T-Coil as
shown in the photograph below (figure 11).
FIGURE 11
• G e n tly push the Auria T-Coil, as straight as possible, into the port at the top of th e
earhook un til it lightly snaps in place (figures 12 & 13).
FIGURE 12:
T-Coil snapped
correctly in place
FIGURE 13: Auria T-Coil
i n c o rr e ctly attached, not
fu lly engaged on earhook
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• The Auria T-Coil can be rotated 90 degrees to the left or to the right from its upright
position to optimize reception for a given location or device (figure 14).
FIGURE 14
ENVIRONMENTAL NOISE: Telecoils are known to be sensitive to magnetic noise
g e n e r ated by most industrial lighting fi xtures, store, bank
and airp o rt security scanners, power tr a n s f o rmers, motor
starters, and monitor screens; both fl at panel and CRT’s.
WARNING: Small Parts Hazard: Parents and caregivers should be counseled that
the ext e rnal implant system contains small parts. The Auria T- Co i l
may cause choking if swallowed.
NOTE: Consult with your audiologist for the appropriate audio mixing ratio settings.
4. Auria FireFly
The Auria Fi r e Fly is an ill u m i n ated earhook that provides visual feedback
of the processor fun ctions and program settings for parents and educat o r s .
• The Firefly will blink the number of times that correspond to the program in use
(i.e. If program two is in use the FireFly will blink two times).
• The FireFly will light up steadily if the HiRes Auria Processor is successfully communicating with the implant.
• The FireFly will blink on and off rhythmically if the HiRes Auria Processor is not
communicating with the implant.
• The Fi r e Fly will not blink at all if the Auria PowerCel or Auria PowerPak
power supply is depleted or disconnected.
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FIGURE 15: Auria FireFly
To remove earhooks:
• Turn the earhook accessories slightly more than a 1/4 turn in either direction until
it pops off.
FIGURE 16: Removing Auria Earhooks
To replace earhooks:
• To replace the earhook accessories
• Align the earhook so it is flush with your HiRes Auria Processor.
• Check to make sure the orange o-ring is in place at the base of the HiRes Auria
Processor. Hold the earhook at the base.
• Push on until it lightly snaps in place.
• Gently pull to confirm that it is locked in place.
NOTE: If the orange o-ring is missing from your HiRes Auria Processor, call Advanced
Bionics Customer Se rvice for a replacement. The earhooks will not snap into
place with o ut the o-ri n g .
FIGURE 17: Replacing Auria Earhooks
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System Sensor
The System Sensor is a handheld accessory which checks:
• Auria Sound Processor communication with the implant
The Auria does not need to be removed before testing its functionality. Simply hold the
tip of the System Sensor very close to the headpiece, depressing the button on the
Sensor. The Sensor will then display various colored LED patterns (refer to chart below).
The System Sensor is functional if the orange light illuminates when the button is
depressed. The green light is diagnostic of the Auria’s communication with the implant.
FIGURE 18
Green LED
Orange LED
Outcome
On
On
System OK
Blinks (few seconds)
On
Auria establishing
communications link
(lock) with Implant
Blinks (continuously)
On
Troubleshoot. Processor not
Off
On
Replace Auria
PowerCel
Off
Off
System Sensor needs
replacing
locked with implant. Contact
your implant center audiologist.
Rechargeable Auria PowerCel
A custom lithium-ion rechargeable Auria PowerCel powers your process o r. Th e
rechargeable Auria PowerCel is available in two sizes (Slim and Plus) with different
operating and charging times.
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Check Auria PowerCel Charge and Lock Status
In order to check the Auria PowerCel charge and lock status in children, observe th e
status of the Auria FireFly (refer to Auria FireFly description under Earhook Opti o n s ) .
Replacing the Auria PowerCel:
• Slide the Auria PowerCel forward while gently holding the processor and
color cover.
• Guide the Auria PowerCel onto the tracks on the HiRes Auria Processor.
• Slide the Auria PowerCel onto the processor until it stops and the Auria PowerCel
and the processor are aligned.
NOTE: Do not force the Auria PowerCel onto the processor. The Auria PowerCel is
designed to be inserted in only one direction. Forcing the PowerCel may jam
or damage the tracks.
NOTE: To prevent damage to the Auria T-Mic be sure to turn it gently out of the way
prior to removal of the Auria PowerCel.
NOTE TO EUROPEAN CUSTOMERS: For proper disposal of rechargeable Auria
PowerCel modules, please return depleted Auri a
PowerCel modules to the local Advanced
Bionics Corp o r ation representative or Advanced
Bionics SARL.
Auria PowerPak
The Auria PowerPak offers an alternative to the rechargeable Auria PowerCel. The Auria
PowerPak can be worn on clothing or on a belt. The Auria PowerPak uses one nonrechargeable AA battery (preferably Duracell or Energizer). You may opt to use a
rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride for best performance. Inserting a battery into the
Auria PowerPak activates the HiRes Auria Processor. The battery should be removed
when the HiRes Auria Processor is not in use to prevent further depletion of the battery.
WARNING: - Fo llow the recommendations of the bat t e ry manu f a ctu r e r; never
attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries.
- When in use, the PowerPak should not be carried in any type of carrying case, pouch or pocket, which could obstr u ct airflow to th e
PowerPak causing its temperature to rise. In the unlikely event of a
PowerPak failure, obstruction of airflow could result in a case temperature increase of up to 20° C (36° F), which could potentially result in a
significant burn.
- Parents or caretakers of infants and children should periodically check
to ensure that the PowerPak has not accidentally moved from its correct placement as a result of normal activities, causing airflow to be
obstructed, particularly when unexpected/unusual crying or ot her
behaviors are noted.
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FIGURE 19: Auria PowerPak with Huggie
To connect the Auria PowerPak:
• Slide the Auria PowerCel off the processor
• Remove color cover
• Slide the Auria PowerPak onto the tracks of the processor and push latch up to lock
• Place short color cover on processor
To disconnect Auria PowerPak:
• Remove the Auria Headpiece and cable
• Remove color cover
• Pull latch down to unlock by placing your fingers on either side of the latch or your
fingernail in the groove at the bottom of the latch.
• Slide Auria PowerPak off processor
Replacing the Battery in the Auria PowerPak:
• Unscrew the Auria PowerPak
• Remove the battery
• Replace battery making sure the negative (flat) end of the battery is positioned
toward the spring in the Auria PowerPak. The Auria PowerPak is marked with a (+)
sign to indicate proper direction of the battery.
FIGURE 20: Replacing the AA Battery in the Auria PowerPak
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Using the Auria PowerPak
The Auria Huggie can be used to help stabilize the HiRes Auria Processor on the ear
while using the Auria PowerPak.
Preparing your Auria PowerPak for use with the Plug or Huggie
To attach the Auria PowerPak Plug or Huggie:
• Gently push the Auria PowerPak plug or Huggie into open slot at the bottom of the
Auria PowerPak.
• Place screw in top of the plug or Huggie
• Using #2 or 1/8” flat blade screwdriver gently tighten the screw on top of the Auria
PowerPak adapter.
• Follow directions for attaching Auria PowerPak to HiRes Auria Processor.
FIGURE 21: HiRes Auria Processor with Huggie
To remove the Auria PowerPak Plug:
• Loosen the screw but do not remove
• Gently push on the screw until the plug is loosened and easy to grasp
• Remove the screw
• Gently pull the plug out
To remove the Auria PowerPak Huggie:
• Loosen the screw
• Gently slide the Huggie out
NOTE: When the HiRes Auria Processor with Auria PowerPak is not in use, be sure to
remove the battery from the Auria PowerPak otherwise, the battery will continue to drain.
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Using the Telephone
Your audiologist will indicate when you should begin to use the telephone with your
HiRes Auria Processor. You can use the telephone by placing the receiver directly
over the microphone located in the earhook of your HiRes Auria Pr o c e ssor or directl y
over your ear when wearing the Auria T-Mic. You may find the Auria T-Mic benefi c i a l
for you in particularly noisy situ ations.
Practice with several phones, some with adjustable volume, to find what works best
for you. Initially, you may want to practice using the telephone with your audiologist
or a familiar person. Be patient. Telephone communication with the implant often
improves over time as you gain experience using the device.
Using or being in the vicinity to someone who is using certain digital cellular phones
may cause interference with the cell phone’s reception or problems with the quality
of sound from your device. If such interference occurs, you can remove your HiRes
Auria Processor or move away from the source. Before purchasing a digital cellular
phone, you should evaluate whether or not interference is present. GSM cellular or
cordless phones create the most audio interferences and may require a remote
adapter that can be obtained from the cell phone company. No such interference
has been noted with cellular phones that use older analog technology or CDMA
digital service.
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Part II: Care and Maintenance
of your HiRes Auria Processor
Overview
A l though your HiRes Auria Processor has been designed and built to withstand daily
wear and tear, care must be taken to protect the ext e rnal components of the device.
For a detailed discussion of warnings and precautions please refer to the Package
In s e rt located at the back of this guide. It is a good idea to carry the User Id e n tifi c ation
Card with you at all times.
Cleaning
If necessary, the HiRes Auria Processor and Auria Headpiece can be cleaned with a
slightly dampened cloth or tissue. Take care that water does not drip into any connectors or the microphone. Water or other fluids should never enter the HiRes Auria
Processor or the Auria Headpiece.
CAUTION: Immersion in water will damage the HiRes Auria Processor and Auria
Headpiece electronics.
To prevent intermittent operation of the processor, the Auria PowerCel contacts on the
rechargeable Auria PowerCel and HiRes Auria Processor should be kept free from dirt,
dust, perspiration or moisture. Gently clean the contacts with a hearing aid brush or dry
cotton swab being careful not to bend the contact pins. This should be done at least
once a month and immediately after exposure to moisture or perspiration.
HiRes Auria Processor Protection
Your HiRes Auria Processor contains advanced electronics that can be damaged.
Care should always be taken when using or handling. If you drop your processor,
check that it is functioning properly. If you suspect that your processor has been
damaged, contact your cochlear implant center.
Avoid the following:
• Dropping the HiRes Auria Processor.
• Wearing the HiRes Auria Processor while bathing, showering or swimming.
• Exposing the HiRes Auria Processor to extreme temperatures (below 32° F/0° C or
above 115° F/ 45° C e.g., a closed car on a hot day or near a heater or radiator).
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Electro-Static Discharge
Your Hi Res Auria and its attachments are designed to withstand most static events
without damage or interruption to your programs. Ho w e v e r, there is a chance th at
high levels of static electri c ity will generate extreme electr o s t atic discharge events
that may damage the electronic components such as the ones used in the cochlear
implant systems. Th e r efore, care should be taken to avoid exposing the headpiece,
cables or sound processor to situ ations in which high levels of static electri c ity
are creat e d .
Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) is present when you feel a spark jump from your body.
ESD events are more likely to occur in very dry or cold environments. ESD events are
less common in humid areas.
High levels of electro-static charge are known to build up under the following
circumstances:
• Walking on carpets
• Sliding on plastic slides
• Exiting an automobile
• Pulling sweaters on and off
• Touching TV or computer screens
• Removing bedding materials
You should take the following basic precautions in order to reduce ESD to your
processor system:
• Static electric potential can be safely reduced by touching any person or object with
your fingers prior to th at person or object contacting a headset, cables or soun d
processor. Hand contact will safely equalize electric charge and prevent sparks from
jumping to the processor system. When approached by someone (for example on
carpet), touch him or her first with your hand prior to them touching your ext e rn a l
components. Parents are advised to touch their child before they touch a headset or
sound processor th at their child is wearing. Also, before placing any part of a processor system on a table or other surface, you should first touch the surface.
• Avoid contact between your process o r /cables/headpiece and metal surfaces
before you touch the metal surface with your hand. This is particularly important
on the playground where high levels of static electricity can be easily generated
and extreme electrostatic discharge events can occur between a headset or sound
processor and metal that supports the playground equipment. A plastic tubular
slide, for example, will quickly charge a child who then often immediately runs to a
metal support structure such as a ladder. If at all possible, teach children who wear
cochlear systems to “touch with hands first.”
• Carefully exit motor vehicles, particularly in dry, cold weather. Try to avoid contact
between processor system components and any vehicle metal as you exit.
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• When possible, remove your external equipment prior to removing sweaters.
• The screens of televisions and computer monitors are highly charged and contact
is a problem for two reasons. First, the charge on screens can cause sparks.
Second, brushing or touching a screen can transfer charge that will then discharge
when you come in contact with another object or person.
• Use fabric softener when washing clothes and bedding, this will reduce the likelihood of charge generation. If you strip a bed while wearing a processor system,
please remember to use your hands to safely reduce any charge buildup you may
have acquired.
REMEMBER: “Touch with hands first!”
Auria Carrying Case
The Auria Carrying Case (Figure 22) is included in your HiRes Auria Processor kit
and is a multi-functional case that can carry all your basic Auria components. It will
hold an Auria processor with either battery or huggie attachment and any earhook.
There is a place for the headpiece that contains a plate that attracts the headpiece
magnet. There are also compartments th at will hold the AA PowerPak or other
accessories and additional earhooks.
FIGURE 22
The Auria Carrying Case contains a removable insert th at also serves as a Dri-Aid
kit so you can carry your Auria with you and remove excess moisture as you store it
at night.
Dri-Aid Function:
Your Auria Carrying Case acts as a Dri-Aid kit. The insert of the Auria Carrying Case
contains silica crystals that can be regenerated.
On the bottom of the Carrying Case insert is a semi-transparent window that will
allow you to observe the silica crystals as they absorb moisture. The crystals are a yellow/gold color when dry but turn green as moisture is absorbed. When the crystals
are green, regenerate. See Regenerating the Dri-Aid Function for instructions.
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Regenerating the Dri-Aid Function
Remove the insert (Figure 23) from the Auria Carrying Case and place on a cookie
sheet in a heated oven (200°F/93°C) for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
FIGURE 23
CAUTION: Do not put the outer case or the Auria and any of its accessories in the
oven, only the insert is designed to be heated.
CAUTION: Do not heat over 260°F / 1 2 6°C or the silica crystals may become damaged.
Cleaning
If necessary, the Auria Carrying Case can be cleaned with a slightly dampened cloth
or tissue. Do not use soap or solvents.
CAUTION: Do not immerse the Auria Ca rrying Case in water as it may damage or
d e s troy the silica crystals.
Airport Security Metal Detectors
Metal detectors, x-ray machines, and security scanners will not damage the implant
or processor. However, the implant system may activate the detector alarm, or users
may hear a distorted sound when passing through a security door or during a
hand-held wand scan. Turning the processor volume down will ensure that any
sounds heard are not too loud or uncomfortable.
Rechargeable Auria PowerCels
When you are not using your HiRes Auria Processor, you should remove the
rechargeable Auria PowerCel.
Auria PowerCel capacity decreases with age and usage. This is normal for all rechargeable Auria PowerCels and should not be considered a defect.
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If the rechargeable Auria Po w e r Cel is dropped, look at it for evidence of damage or
c r a c king. If any evidence of damage is seen, the Auria Po w e r Cel should be disposed of
immediately.
WARNING: The Auria PowerCel used in this device may present risk of fire or chemical burn if mistreated. Do not dissemble, heat above 100°C / 212°F or
incinerate. Dispose of used Auria PowerCels appropriately. Never put
PowerCels in mouth. If swallowed, contact your physician or local poison
control center immediately.
WARNING: To prevent injury or burns due to a short circuit, do not allow metal
objects, such as keys or coins, to contact the battery terminals. Auria
PowerCel Wallets are provided to carry and protect the batteries.
Auria PowerCel Wallet
An Auria PowerCel Wallet is provided with each HiRes Auria Processor. The wallet
allows you to carry an additional Auria PowerCel safely and conveniently in your
pocket or in your purse.
Charger and Power Supply
The charger provided with the HiRes Auria Processor is designed to recharge up to
four Auria PowerCels simultaneously. It takes a little over 4 hours to fully recharge an
Auria PowerCel depending upon size of Auria PowerCel used (Slim vs. Plus).
NOTE: Auria PowerCels do not need to be fully depleted before recharging.
CAUTION: Only use the charger for charging Advanced Bionics Auria PowerCels.
DO NOT use it to charge other bat t e ries. Do not try to charge
Auria PowerCels using a charger other than the one supplied by
Advanced Bionics.
Light Emitting Diode (LED) Indicators:
A green light next to the power supply socket illuminates when the charger is connected to a power source and indicates power flowing to the unit. There are 8 light
indicators along the side of the charger, 2 for each battery slot. The amber light is
located next to a lightning bolt symbol []. It lights up when charging is in progress
at that par ticular battery slot. Once the battery is fully charged, the light will be
turned off. A red light is located next to an exclamation mark [ ! ]. When it lights up,
it indicates that the PowerCel should be replaced.
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Charging the Auria PowerCels:
The following section describes assembling the charger and inserting the
rechargeable Auria PowerCels in the charger.
Assembling the Charger:
Place the charger on a flat surface:
FIGURE 24: Charging Bay on Flat Surface
Select the power plug appropriate for your location.
FIGURE 25: Power Supply Adapters
Connect the power plug to the power supply.
FIGURE 26: Connecting the Adapters to the Power Supply
To Outlet
Connect the cable from the power supply to the charger.
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FIGURE 27: Connecting the Power Supply to the Charger
To Charger
Insert the power plug into the wall outlet. A green light indicates proper connection.
Inserting the Auria PowerCels into the Charger:
Locate the slide tracks on the charger.
FIGURE 28: Inserting Auria PowerCel into the Charger
Position the Auria Po w e r Cel so th at the contact is facing the top wall where the
pins reside.
Slide the Auria PowerCel onto the charger until it engages.
You can insert up to four Auria PowerCels in the charger at one time. The charger is
designed so the Auria PowerCels can only be inserted in one direction.
Auria Po w e r Cels will start charging aut o m aticall y. The amber light indicator will
ill u m i n ate to signal th at charging is in progress .
When the Auria Po w e r Cel is fu lly charged, the light for that particular Auria
Po w e r Cel will turn off.
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NOTE: If you place a partially charged Auria PowerCel in the charger, the Auria
PowerCel may be fully charged in a shorter period of time. You can remove
the Auria PowerCel at any time. The charger and Auria PowerCels will not be
damaged if the Auria PowerCels remain in the charger longer than the
required charging time.
It is a good idea to rotate the Auria PowerCels in daily use in order to maximize
Auria Po w e r Cel life.
You must recharge your Auria PowerCels at least once every 3 months even if you
are not using them.
Removing the Auria PowerCels from the Charger:
Gently slide the Auria PowerCel out of the slide tracks of the charger.
FIGURE 29: Removing the Auria PowerCel from the Charger
Cleaning the Charger
The rechargeable Auria PowerCels and charger contacts should be kept free from dirt
and dust. Dirty contacts can result in charger malfun ction. Gently clean the contacts
w ith a hearing aid brush or dry cotton swab being careful not to bend the contact pins.
This should be done at least once a month.
If the charger or power supply is dropped, inspect it for evidence of damage or
cracking. If any evidence of damage is seen, the charger or power supply should be
replaced. Prior to use inspect the charger cable to ensure that it is not frayed or
damaged and that the plug is not broken. If your power cord appears to be damaged,
it should be replaced.
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Using the PowerCel Charger Car Adapter (AB-5620-002)
After inserting the car adapter into your car’s cigarette lighter, connect the cable from
the car adapter to the charger.
FIGURE 30
To car’s
cigarette lighter
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Part III – Assistive
Listening Devices
Overview
Assistive listening devices such as FM systems and Infrared systems can help to
improve speech understanding, particularly in difficult listening situations. These
devices reduce the effect of distance between the sound source and the listener.
Personal FM Systems
The HiRes Auria Processor can be used with a personal FM system by connecting
the FM system to the Auria Direct Connect Cable. While some FM systems require a
custom patch cable, other FM receivers may connect to the Auria Direct Connect
Cable without use of an additional patch cable.
It is important to obtain the appropriate patch cable for the processor type and
FM type. The use of a patch cable other than those specified by either Advanced
Bionics or the FM manufacturer may cause degradation of the audio signal sent to
the processor.
FM systems use a radio frequency link between the transmitter and the receiver in
order to transmit information. With the HiRes Auria Processor it is possible to adjust
the level of input from the FM receiver and from the HiRes Auria Processor microphone. Your implant audiologist can select a variety of “audio-mixing” options
depending on the individual needs on a program-by-program basis. Audio-mixing
capabilities provide the option of how much sound (in percentage) is received from
different microphone sources. The default audio-mixing ratio for the HiRes Auria
Processor is 50/50. If applicable, your audiologist will set the FM system output, gain
and tone controls per the FM manufacturer’s recommendations prior to FM use.
Operating Instructions
If applicable to the FM system chosen:
• Set the FM volume control of the FM receiver to the minimum setting.
• Set the volume dial of the HiRes Auria Processor to the user’s typical settings.
• In sequence turn on the FM transmitter, then receiver and finally the HiRes Auria
Processor in that order.
• Increase the FM gain/volume control to a comfortable listening level.
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Troubleshooting Tips
• Ensure that the appropriate patch cable for the make and model of FM system is being
used. Do not substitute cables with unknown properties without first consulting your
implant-care professional, Advanced Bionics or the FM manufacturer.
• Proper care of the patch cable (i.e. avoid sharp bending of the cable) will maximize
it’s life.
Infrared Systems
Infrared systems use invisible light-waves to transmit signals such as speech or music.
Infrared light is invisible as the wavelength of the signal is beyond the capability of
our eyes to see. The transmitter/emitter uses the infrared light-waves to send a signal,
such as speech or music, to an individual wearing a wireless infrared receiver. The
infrared system may be a small personal system or a system comprised of large
panels or light-emitting diodes (LED) and few individual receivers. In large group
situations, these emitters are mounted high on a wall, and aimed at the perspective
audience. Inside of an infrared receiver is an infrared sensitive receiving diode.
Some infrared receivers have an audio output socket that will allow the implant
recipient to patch the signal directly into the audio-input socket of the sound
processor. A specially designed patch cable can be obtained from a variety of sources
including the manufacturer of the infrared systems.
Note that not all infrared receivers have body worn environmental microphones or
have an extra audio socket for an auxiliary microphone. Thus your audiologist will
help select an appropriate mixing ratio between the built-in HiRes Auria Processor
microphone and the signal from the infrared receiver.
Operating Instructions
• Ensure that the appropriate patch cable has been obtained for the make and
model of the infrared system and the HiRes Auria Processor.
• With the infrared system and processor in the off position attach the appropriate
ends of the patch cable to their respective input/output sockets.
• Set the infrared volume dial of the receiver to the minimum setting.
• Set the volume dial of the Hi Res Auria Processor to the user’s typical use settings.
• In sequence, turn on the infrared system transmitter, receiver and processor in
that order.
• Increase the infrared system volume dial to a comfortable listening level or to a
specifically recommended level by the infrared system manufacturer.
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Troubleshooting Tips
• Ensure th at the appropri ate patch cable for the make and model of infrared system
is being used. Do not substitute cables with un known properties with o ut first
consulting Advanced Bionics or the infrared systems manu f a cturer.
• When the infrared systems manufacturer and/or Advanced Bionics have made specific
setting recommendations, they have been made under specific conditions.
• Certain environmental conditions, such as the presence of large objects blocking
the pathway of infrared systems light from the infrared systems transmitter to the
infrared systems receivers can cause interference. Consider moving to another
location in the environment.
• Proper care for the patch cable (i.e. avoid sharp bending of the cable) will maximize
its life.
Hard-wired Systems
A hard-wired system can be described as any system that provides a direct physical
connection between the sound source and the listener. Examples of this type of
system include the use of the Auxiliary Microphone available through Advanced
Bionics, pass around microphones with long extension cables, and patch cables for
use with battery-powered appliances such as Walkman and CD players. While this
type of assistive technology is typically the least expensive and the easiest to
implement it has its limitations. There is the “safety factor” of having long cables to
trip over and the distance limitation before the audio signal will become degraded
due to electrical losses from the long cable lengths. Further, long cables tend to act
as an antenna, and if not properly designed and can pick up unwanted signals.
CAUTION: One must not plug AC powered devices (e.g. TV, Stereo, Computer) into
the HiRes Auria Processor without the use of an approved patch cable
that has electrical surge protection built into its design. Ignoring this
caution could lead to damage to the sound processor and/or to the
recipient with unpleasant sensations or sounds.
Operating Instructions
• As with any patch cable one must determine if the hard-wired system has a plug
that will fit into the audio-socket of the processor. The HiRes Auria Processor uses
a standard 3.5mm socket. The audio socket of the processor is designed to accept
a stereo input. While you may not be able to find a patch cable for all audio devices
such as CD players, tape recorders, etc. At an audio appliance outlet, there are a
number of third-party vendors that can provide an appropriately made cable for
your needs. Please contact Advanced Bionics for a list of these vendors.
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• Ensure that the appropriate patch cable has been obtained for the make and
model of audio-appliance (i.e. CD player, Walkman) and HiRes Auria Processor.
• With the audio-appliance in the off position and the processor turned down, attach
the appropriate ends of the patch cable to their respective input/output sockets.
The ends of the cable should be appropriately marked, as the attenuated end of
any cable should be closest to the processor.
• If applicable to the audio-appliance set any volume and tone controls per the
manufacturer’s recommendations.
• Set the volume dial of the audio-appliance to the minimum setting.
• Set the volume dial of the HiRes Auria Processor to the typical use settings.
• Turn on the audio-appliance and turn up the processor in that order.
• Increase the volume dial of the audio-appliance to a comfortable listening level or
to a specifically recommended level by the manufacturer.
Troubleshooting Tips
Ensure that the appropriate patch cable for the make and model of the audioappliance is being used. Do not substitute cables with unknown properties without
first consulting the implant-care professional or Advanced Bionics.
• When specific setting recommendations have been made by the audio-appliance
m a nu f a cturer and/or Advanced Bionics, they have been made under specific conditions.
• Long cables tend to become tangled around objects. Take care when draping long
patch cables across busy areas at home and at work.
• Some audio-appliances were designed in such a fashion that plugging a cable into
the audio-output/earphone port will disconnect the main speaker. Thus, others
may not be able to hear the stereo while you are connected using your specially
manufactured patch cable.
• Proper care of the patch cable (i.e. avoid sharp bending of the cable) will maximize
its life.
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Part IV: Troubleshooting Your
HiRes Auria Processor
The following is a description of how to troubleshoot your HiRes Auria Processor. If a
problem persists after trying the suggestions below, contact your implant center,
service center or Advanced Bionics for support.
No Sound Heard
Ensure that the cable is inserted into the HiRes Auria Processor and the Auria
Headpiece is properly positioned over the implant site. Ensure that you are using a
charged Auria PowerCel.
If the Auria PowerCel is charged:
• Try the Auria T-Mic using a program that allows auxiliary input.
• Try the System Sensor, if available (see page 16.)
If this resolves the problem, place the HiRes Auria Processor in the Auria Carrying Case
overnight. If there is still no sound heard without the Auria T-Mic, there may be an issue
with the internal microphone. You should contact your implant center audiologist.
Static Heard
Clean the battery contacts as well as the contacts on the HiRes Auria Processor. Try
the Auria T-Mic using a program that allows auxiliary input. If this fixes the problem,
place the processor in the Auria Carrying Case overnight. If there is still static heard
without the Auria T-Mic, there may be an issue with the internal microphone. You
should contact your implant center audiologist.
Muffled or Distorted Sounds Heard
Remove any material (hat, headbands, etc), which may be covering the HiRes Auria
Processor microphone.
Try the Auria T-Mic using a program that allows auxiliary input.
If this fixes the problem, place the processor in the Auria Carrying Case overnight. If
there is still muffled or distorted sounds without the Auria T-Mic, there may be an
issue with the internal microphone. You should contact your implant center audiologist. Also, try switching to another program to see if this resolves the problem.
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Auria Headpiece or
HiRes Auria Processor Gets Wet
Remove the Auria PowerCel immediately. Drain as much excess water as possible
from the processor or headpiece.
Place the processor and/or Auria Headpiece in the Auria Carrying Case immediately.
Contact your cochlear implant center or Advanced Bionics for further instructions.
NOTE: If your system appears to be working but you experience deterioration in
the volume or the quality and clarity of sound, contact your implant center
audiologist as your processor may need to be reprogrammed.
IMPORTANT: If exposure to fluids is suspected, attempt to dry processor in a warm
room for 24 hours. DO NOT try to speed up the drying process with
the use of a microwave oven, convection oven or hairdryer; as these
may further damage the internal electronics.
WARNING: Your processor or headpiece should be serviced only at Advanced
Bionics. Do not attempt to open or repair the processor. Do not continue
to use the HiRes Auria Processor if any part of it is damaged.
Unauthorized opening of the processor, or other equipment, will void the
warranty and may compromise system performance.
Red Light-Emitting Diode (LED) on the Charger
When the red LED at a battery slot lights up, it indicates th at the PowerCel should
be replaced.
Contact your cochlear implant center or Advanced Bionics for further instructions.
No Green LED on the Charger
• Verify charger is connected to power.
• Replace power supply, adapters, and/or charger.
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Problems with Adherence of
the Auria Headpiece Cap to the Head
• Discuss the possibility of increasing magnet strength with your audiologist.
Maintaining Stability Behind the Ear
• Depending on the earhook option used, an earmold or commercially available
huggie may provide additional security for the processor on the ear. Please consult
your implant audiologist for their recommendation.
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Part V: Contact Us
Advanced Bionics is committed to providing the highest quality products and service
to our customers. We welcome your comments about the HiRes Auria Processor or
your suggestions to improve the product. Please feel free to contact Advanced
Bionics or discuss your suggestions with your implant professional.
Corporate Headquarters
Advanced Bionics Corporation
12740 San Fernando Road, Sylmar, California 91342, U.S.A
(800) 678-2575 within US and Canada
(661) 362-1400 • (661) 362-1500 Fax
(800) 678-3575 TDD
www.advancedbionics.com
Email: [email protected]
European Headquarters
Advanced Bionics SARL
76, rue de Battenheim, 68170 Rixheim, France
+33 (0) 3-89-65-98-00 • +33 (0) 3-89-65-50-05 Fax
Email: [email protected]
Asia-Pacific
Advanced Bionics
25129 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia, California 91355, U.S.A.
(661) 362-1400 • (661) 362-1500 Fax
Email: [email protected]
Technical information will be provided upon request.
Advanced Bionics®, CLARION®, HiRes®, Auria®, T-Mic™, FireFly™, Auria® PowerCel™, Auria®
PowerPak™ and CII BTE™ are trademarks of Advanced Bionics Corporation in the United States
of America and other countries.
This device is protected under one or more of the following U.S. Patents: 4,400,590, 4,405,831,
4,495,917, 4,686,765, 4,721,551, 4,819,647, 4,837,049, 4,931,795, 4,969,468, 4,990,845,
4,991,582, 5,443,493, 5,477,855, 5,513,793, 5,522,865, 5,531,774, 5,545,191, 5,569,307,
5,571,148, 5,584,869, 5,601,617, 5,603,726, 5,609,616, 5,626,629, 5,738,270, 5,776,172,
5,833,714, 5,876,425. Other U.S. and/or foreign patents are pending.
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