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SAMBA 2 Audio Processor

Life can be complicated, but your hearing doesn’t need to be. SAMBA 2 has been specifically designed to make your hearing experience as easy as possible.

Effortless Hearing

It’s not always easy to hear your best. Busy restaurants, chatting in the car or simply enjoying concerts can all be a challenge.

But SAMBA 2 has you covered. SAMBA 2 detects what kind of hearing environment you’re in and automatically changes settings to make it easier for you to hear. What’s more, its advanced noise reduction and speech tracking make sure you’re hearing your best at all times.

Intelligent Sound Adapter 2.0

Automatically adjusts settings to match your environment, and learns which settings you most often change manually.

Noise Reduction

Reduces everyday noises, like traffic or wind, and minimizes distracting background conversation.

Speech Tracking

Focuses in on the person talking, no matter if they’re in front of you or sitting next to you in the car.

Everyday Convenience

Gone are the days of fiddling around with your processor. SAMBA 2 features brand new attachment clips, which have an optimized design and simply snap onto the processor without you having to remove the cover. The battery compartment has also been redesigned so you can quickly and seamlessly change batteries, just like with hearing aids.

And with approximately 8-10 days of battery life, SAMBA 2 offers long-lasting power you can rely on.

Simple Settings

New for SAMBA 2 is the optional SAMBA 2 Remote. This app, available for both iPhone and Android, helps you to switch between simple audio processor settings that have already been defined by your audiologist, such as volume and program. This offers extra convenience on the go, as you don’t have to carry around a separate remote control with you.

The SAMBA 2 Remote app can be downloaded separately from your app store.

Easy Streaming

Connect SAMBA 2 to your phone with SAMBA 2 GO. This optional assistive listening device can be used to stream sound from your mobile phone, TV, tablet, and many other devices. It brings the sound from your audio device straight to your ears, and enables you to make hands-free calls.

Build your listening skills with Meludia—a fun and playful music training tool ideal for hearing implant users. myMED-EL users get 12 months of free access.

Offer may not be valid in all countries due to local laws and restrictions.

Ultimate Comfort

SAMBA 2 is designed to be so comfortable, you might even forget you’re wearing it. Weighing in at just 9.3 g*, it is one of the lightest audio processors available on the market.

Not only is SAMBA 2 light, it is also thin. At its widest point it is just over a centimeter thick. This slim profile means that SAMBA 2 does not stick out awkwardly from your head and can be easily hidden under hair.

*SAMBA 2 weighs 9.3g including battery and magnet (strength 1)

Blend In or Stand Out

If you’re someone who likes to keep your audio processor discreet, then the SAMBA 2 covers in basic hair colors, such as light blond or dark chocolate, are ideal. Alternatively, if you like to wear your audio processor loud and proud, there are plenty of fun Design Covers to complement every look, including wild animal prints, delicate designs, and colorful kid’s patterns.

For Kids

Life is full of adventures—and SAMBA 2 is with your child all the way. The SAMBA 2 Kids Set comes with a range of bright and playful Design Covers, a tamperproof sleeve, WaterWear, and attachment clips. There’s even a nightstand to keep your child’s SAMBA 2 safe and sound while they sleep.

Make a Splash

With SAMBA 2, it’s okay to get caught out in the rain. SAMBA 2’s built-in water resistance means that it stays protected from everyday splashes, sweat and moisture.

But if you’re planning on really diving into the water, be sure to keep your SAMBA 2 safe and dry with WaterWear. These reusable waterproof covers are easy to attach and can be used in any type of water, including salty seawater and chlorinated swimming pools.

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Technical Data

Width: 30.4mm
Height: 10.2mm

Audio Processor


  • Primarily circular shape
  • Length: 36.4 mm (battery compartment closed)
  • Width: 30.4 mm
  • Height: 10.2 mm (tallest point)
  • Weight including battery and magnet (strength 1): 9.3 g*

Material in Tissue Contact

  • Eastman Tritan Copolyester MX731

Power Supply

  • One non-rechargeable 675 zinc-air button cell with a nominal 1.4 V supply (IEC identifier: PR44)

Usage time

  • SAMBA 2 Lo: 2.4 mA, up to 210 hours
  • SAMBA 2 Hi: 4.0 mA, up to 151 hours
  • SAMBA 2 BB: 4.4 mA, up to 133 hours

Audio Frequency Range

  • 250 Hz to 8 kHz

Signal Processing

  • 18-band digital equalizer
  • 18 (each dual or syllabic) independent compression channels
  • Intelligent Sound Adapter 2.0 with classifier
  • Directional Speech Enhancement
  • Speech and Noise Management
  • Sound Smoothing
  • Wind-Noise Reduction
  • Feedback Stopper

Microphone Features

  • Dual microphones
  • Ambient Sound
  • Adaptive directional microphones
  • Speech Tracking
  • Omnidirectional microphones


  • Turn off the system by opening the battery compartment about 5 mm


  • 6 different magnet strengths
  • Audio processor holding force (with magnet strength 3): 0.083 N
  • 64 volume steps
  • Made in Austria


  • Backwards compatible to all VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE and BONEBRIDGE implant generations
  • Battery Pill 675
  • SYMFIT 8.0 software

Degrees of Protection Provided by Enclosures

  • IP54
  • IP68 with WaterWear for SAMBA

Operating Conditions

  • Temperature: +5°C (+41°F) to +40°C (+104°F)
  • Relative humidity: 15% to 90%
  • Atmospheric pressure: 70 to 106 kPa

Conditions of Transport and Storage Between Uses

  • Temperature: -25°C (-13°F) to +60°C (+140°F)
  • Relative humidity: 10% to 90% max.
  • Atmospheric pressure: 70 to 106 kPa

SAMBA 2 Color Options

8 covers in basic hair colors
Base Covers


15 Design Covers
New Design Covers

Removable Parts

  • Cover (including microphone protection membranes)
  • Battery (not inserted on delivery)
  • Attachment clips
  • Magnet (only to be operated from professionals)


Optional Accessories

  • SAMBA 2 GO (streaming device)
  • SAMBA 2 Remote (remote app)
  • SAMBA 2 Sleeve


Expected Service Life

  • The expected service life of the SAMBA 2 (incl. all accessories) as defined in IEC 60601-1 is 5 years.


Wireless Technology

Connection between audio processor and implant

  • Type: NFMI (near field magnetic induction)
  • Frequency: 120 kHz
  • Modulation type: Voice AM
  • Wireless range: 10 mm


Connection between audio processor and SAMBA 2 GO (streaming device)

  • Type: NFMI (near field magnetic induction)
  • Frequency: 3.28 MHz
  • Modulation type: DPM (digital phase modulation)
  • Wireless range: 0.3 m


Audio input signal level: 1 (max)

Operation time:

  • Bluetooth® Audio Streaming (A2DP): 6 hours
  • FM-receiver streaming: 9 hours
  • Wired audio streaming (line-in): 10 hours
  • Standby: 5 days
  • Charging time: 2 hours
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1

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