Wearing options for babies and small children

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Bear in mind that we offer a processor upgrade every 5 years if there is a newer or more suitable model on the market at that point from the manufacturer you select.  Some of the companies offer a “grow with you” option, so that you can change from a baby worn or off-the-ear model to a behind-the-ear model once your child is a little older.

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Wearing options 

AB Naida Q90 baby worn option

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AB Naida Q90 can be worn completely off the ear.naida off the ear

AB Neptune is completely off the ear.

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Pre-School children can have a Neptune processor for up to two years from initial fitting before exchanging for a Naida Q90 processor under the AB “Grow With You” offer.

Cochlear Nucleus 7 CP1000 retention options

The Cochlear™ Hugfit™ or Snugfit options hold the sound processor in place more securely than an earhook alone.

The Koala Clip allows a Nucleus 7 sound processor to be clipped onto clothing until the user is ready to wear it on their ear.

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The BabyWear accessory attaches SONNET to your baby’s clothing leaving nothing behind the ears.


ActiveWear for SONNET means only the control unit is worn on the ear whilst the battery pack is attached to the clothing.


 Lights and alarms Tri-colour indicator lights on the AB Naída CI Q90
processor. Internal alarms also available.Naida CI indicator light

Indicator lights and alarm on the AB Neptune processor

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Indicator lights on the Cochlear Nucleus 7 CP1000 processor and remote assistant alarm

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Indicator lights on the  DL coil


Retaining devices

 Snuggies or a Bionic Buddy Critter clothing clip are available to order and use with the Naida Q90.


 Wearing options

The AB Neptune can be used with a clothing clip, harness or armband.

The Cochlear Safety Cord provides extra security by clipping the sound processor to clothing.

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The SONNET processor can be worn with the Mellie Clip retaining device.

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There are lots of specially designed headbands and hats for keeping the processors in place (often designed and made by parents of cochlear implants recipients) for example: https://www.hearinghenry.com/

If your child would like to brighten up and personalise their processors, additional decorations and covers are available from the manufacturers and from a number of independent companies:

Lugs – http://www.mylugs.co.uk/

Skinit – http://www.skinit.com/create-your-own/custom-skins/medical-device-skins

My Little Ears etsy shop – http://mylittleears.com/product-category/hearing-retainer/

Don’t forget to check which accessories and options are included in the offer packages, and which are available as additional purchases.  Not all of the colour choices may be available in the basic kit. Click here to see what’s in the kit.