ADVANCED BIONICS AND THE HEARING SOLUTION GROUP JOIN IN SOUND ALLIANCE
The Hearing Solution Group
ALENCIA, Calif. and SINGAPORE, June 21, 2007 - United in their mission to ensure the hearing health of the severely to profoundly deaf, Advanced Bionics Corporation, the neuromodulation division of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) and leader in cochlear implant technology, and The Hearing Solution Group, Southeast Asia’s largest hearing health care provider, announce their official partnership. Through this mutual agreement, The Hearing Solution Group will advocate Advanced Bionics’ cochlear implant devices, helping to further Advanced Bionics’ commitment to providing superior service and support for its users throughout Southeast Asia. "Our mission is not just about providing the hearing-impaired with the latest innovations in cochlear implant technology," said Robert Gulock, Vice President, Advanced Bionics Corporation, Asia-Pacific. "More importantly, it is about helping make the transition from silence to sound a positive and rewarding experience. Advanced Bionics’ and The Hearing Solutions Group’s shared commitment to patient care in Southeast Asia will enable us to provide uncompromising service to patients and clinicians."Advanced Bionics recently introduced the revolutionary Harmony HiResolution(r) Bionic Ear System. Designed to enhance music appreciation and improve hearing in a variety of difficult listening environments, the Harmony System delivers HiResolution sound with the Fidelity 120 processing feature for unmatched performance. Together, the two key components are designed to provide a more natural representation of sound to help improve patient performance. The Hearing Solution Group is the largest hearing health care provider in Southeast Asia, serving Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. The organization is renowned for providing a spectrum of hearing health care – from counseling to basic and comprehensive audiological assessments to a full range of hearing devices, habilitation and rehabilitation, and service. The Hearing Solution Group is the only ISO 9001:2000-certified hearing health provider in Southeast Asia. For more information visit www.thsc.com.sg.Patients interested in breakthroughs in cochlear implant technology should speak to their physicians and visit www.bionicear.com or call 800-678-2575 for more information. Advanced Bionics Corporation, the neuromodulation division of Boston Scientific Corporation, is headquartered in Valencia, Calif. and is a leading innovator of bionic devices for people with neurological disorders, including deafness and chronic pain. The company was acquired in 2004 by Boston Scientific, the worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties.