2011 / Design for Medicine and Health

Silver - Advanced Bionics Neptune by Product Creation Studio

A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that restores hearing to somone who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. The cochlear implant is often referred to as a bionic ear.

Neptune is the first swimmable and fully submersible cochlear implant sound processor. Developed for all ages and lifestyles, the lightweight and waterproof Neptune processor features the industry’s first freestyle™ design, allowing you or your child to hear the world with the comfort and beauty of nothing on the ear. Neptune’s innovative, modern design gives unprecedented freedom to cochlear implant recipients. From swimming with friends to listening to music and coordinating with the latest fashion trends, only Neptune gives users the freedom to choose their wearing style—in their hair, on their arm, under their collar, in their pocket—without compromising performance. Whether you want to show it off or tuck it away discreetly, the freestyle design lets you wear it just how you like it. Neptune allows users to fully experience life’s rich and rewarding soundtrack.