Bone Anchored Hearing Implant

newmediumhand.A Bone Anchored Hearing Device is a device that transmits sound to the cochlea by vibrating the mastoid bone, the large bony mass just behind the ear, instead of directing sound through the ear canal onto the ear drum. This device is becoming a more common option for those with conductive hearing loss or single sided deafness. It has a titanium anchor that is implanted in the bony area behind the ear; the anchor is the transducer that vibrates the mastoid bone. The vibrations of the mastoid bone cause the cochlea to vibrate, so it can “hear” the sound. People with a conductive hearing loss may find a bone anchored hearing implant an effective way to hear, because it bypasses their middle ear, where the conductive problem exists.

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