The day after or day of (depends on what part of the world you are standing in) COCHLEAR co. announced the recall of its CI500 range cochlear implants due to an increase in some of them up and quitting for no apparent reason, Med-El announced that it has the FDA approval to market its new cochlear implant and Sonova announced the FDA re-approval of their formerly recalled HI-Res 90K cochlear implant for U.S. markets.
Meanwhile the FDA does not list the Advanced Bionics 2010 recall of the HI-Res 90K cochlear implant for failing hot or the COCHLEAR co. CI500 range cochlear implant recall.
See this Press Release from MED-EL http://www.marketwatch.com/story/med-el-announces-us-launch-of-new-maestrotm-cochlear-implant-system-2011-09-13
See this Press Release from Sonova Advanced BIonics
See this link for article on COCHLEAR co recall but also has graphic image of world wide market of three major CI companies – COCHLEAR 65 %, Sonvoa (which owns Advanced Bionics) 15%, and MED-EL 20 %