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February 2, 2006

News Release: Advanced Bionics Renews Circle Alliance Partnership with AG Bell

From: AG Bell - Feb 2, 2006

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For Immediate Release

Advanced Bionics Renews Circle Alliance Partnership with AG Bell
Initiatives to Promote Spoken Language Communication for Children and Adults with Hearing Loss

Washington, D.C., February 2, 2006 - Advanced Bionics® Corporation has renewed its Circle Alliance Partnership with the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) with a contribution of $100,000. James R. Miller, Advanced Bionics’ President, Auditory Division, will serve on the newly formed AG Bell Corporate Advisory Council and will provide guidance and leadership for AG Bell initiatives that promote spoken language communication for children and adults with hearing loss. Launched in 2004, the Circle Alliance Partnership Program promotes collaboration with partner organizations on a range of AG Bell programs and services.

“AG Bell is grateful for the continued support and leadership Advanced Bionics has shown as a founding member of the Circle Alliance Partnership Program,” said K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., Executive Director/CEO, AG Bell. “Through the newly formed Corporate Advisory Council, AG Bell looks forward to expanding our partnership to reach more children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.”

“This is about investing in people,” said Miller, President, Auditory Division at Advanced Bionics. “Through education, outreach, information exchange and networking, together AG Bell and Advanced Bionics can make a significant difference in the lives of people with hearing loss.”

Advanced Bionics - the only American cochlear implant manufacturer - is the leading innovator of cochlear implant technology with more U.S. cochlear implant patents than all other manufacturers combined. Advanced Bionics and its parent company, Boston Scientific, is committed to constantly achieving the highest quality in processes, products and services. Learn more about the Faster, Simpler, Smarter HiResolution® Bionic Ear System at

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a lifelong resource, support network, and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. Through publications, advocacy, training, scholarships and financial aid, AG Bell promotes the use of spoken language and hearing technology. Headquartered in Washington, DC with chapters located in the United States and Canada and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell's global presence provides its members and the public with the support they need - close to home. With over a century of service, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking!


Jessica Ripper
Senior Director of Marketing and Communication
AG Bell
Phone: (202) 337-5220 ext. 123
Fax: (202) 337-8314