Ease of use

Some people who have difficulty managing small and sometimes fiddly switches, or who don’t have good use of their hands, prefer a device which has the simplest possible set up so that they can be as independent as possible in managing their own equipment.  For others, managing and troubleshooting equipment is less of an issue, but they prefer the convenience of being able to make any adjustments to their listening using a remote control.

All three manufacturers have options for a remote control for the processors, though these might not be part of the standard package (What’s in the kit?).  Many people rarely use their remote controls once they are through the early stages of initial tuning as so many of the functions and settings on the processors can be automated.

Advanced Bionics          Cochlear                       MED-EL           

Naída CI Q90

Naida CI black



Nucleus 7 CP1000



SONNET black



This can be used as a remote control and trouble shooting device for the AB Naída CI Q90


 Neptune Connect

When connected to the AB Neptune this can be used to change programs and as a troubleshooting device.

neptune connect

 Mini remote

Remote control to change program, volume and connect to wireless devices

 Remote assistant

Remote control and troubleshooting device

remote assistant

FineTuner Remote

A remote control that is compatible with both the MED-EL SONNET and RONDO 2 processors.Fine Tuner

Nucleus Smart app

A compatible Apple or Android  device can be used as a troubleshooting device and remote control for Nucleus 7