Who Are Osseointegrated Implants For?
Patients with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, or single-sided deafness may benefit from an osseointegrated implant. A conductive or mixed hearing loss occurs when an individual suffers from outer or middle ear disease. Single-sided deafness occurs when one ear no longer possesses usable hearing.
What Is an Osseointegrated Implant?
An osseointegrated implant consists of two parts; 1) a surgically implanted device which uses microvibrations to stimulate the inner ear and 2) an external sound processor. The sound processor contains microphones which pick up sound and send it to the internal device to bypass the damaged outer and middle ear and directly stimulate the inner ear.
How Do I Know if I’m a Candidate?
If you or a loved one has conductive or mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness, consider scheduling a hearing evaluation and an osseointegrated implant consultation. The device can even be demonstrated in the office on the patient to give an idea of function.