The world’s first truly bimodal solution

Meet Phonak Link M and
Advanced Bionics CI M

Solutions throughout the hearing journey

Phonak and Advanced Bionics (AB) offer a seamless continuum of care throughout the hearing journey of your patients. When a hearing aid in one or both ears is no longer enough, a cochlear implant may be recommended. If patients choose to proceed down this path, they can continue to use their Phonak hearing aid in a bimodal fitting with an AB CI. 

The Phonak Link M is a solution that evolves with your patients

  • Two Phonak Link M devices can be worn in a bilateral fitting. 
  • One Phonak Link M can be paired with an AB CI M sound processor in a dynamic and integrated bimodal solution.

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When should I fit Phonak Link M instead of another set of Phonak hearing instruments?

Phonak Link M is the recommended choice for patients with severe to profound hearing loss that may be candidates for a cochlear implant, or may eventually progress to a cochlear implant.

Is my patient a candidate for a cochlear implant?

Your patients may be a candidate for a cochlear implant if they experience any of the following while already aided: 

  • Difficulty communicating one-on-one in quiet/noisy situations or on the phone
  • Reliance on lipreading or captioning
  • Limited or poor benefit from hearing aids
  • Air Conduction Thresholds ≥ 70 dB
  • < 40% Word Recognition Score (performed while unaided)
  • More frequent follow-up adjustments than the average patient

Where should I refer my patient who may be a cochlear implant candidate?

If you have a patient who may be a candidate for a cochlear implant, you or your patient can get in touch with a Cochlear Implant Specialist from Advanced Bionics for additional education and guidance. Email, call 866-844-4327 or complete the Advanced Bionics Online Support Request Form.

What is a Cochlear Implant?

An implantable device that allows for restoration of hearing for those with severe to profound hearing loss by bypassing the damaged portion of the ear and directly stiumlating the auditory nerve.


The microphone(s) captures sound waves.



The sound waves are converted into detailed digital signals by the sound processor.



The headpiece sends the digital signals to the cochlear implant and electrode array in the inner ear.



The electrode array stimulates the hearing nerve.



The hearing nerve sends impulses to the brain, which interprets them as sounds.


Additional Resources

Visit to access a comprehensive online portal filled with auditory training resources for hearing aid and cochlear implant wearers to use at home with your guidance.