Middle ear implants

Learn more about middle ear implants, who they benefit and how they work.

What are middle ear implants?

Middle ear implants are surgically implanted devices that pick up and amplify sound, and then transmit it as an electronic signal which vibrates a device attached to a tiny middle ear bone near the cochlea.

Who can they benefit?

Middle ear implants can treat people with sensorineural, conductive and mixed hearing losses who are unable to benefit from traditional hearing aids.

What do they look like?

A middle ear implant comprises two parts - the internal implant and the external sound processor. The internal implant is placed beneath the skin and contains a magnet to hold the external sound processor, which sits on the head and can be worn discreetly beneath the hair.

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