In general, implantable hearing devices are designed for two basic reasons:
1. Fill the gap where conventional air-conduction hearing devices cannot help an individual's hearing loss.
2. Improve upon the auditory characteristics of air-conduction hearing devices.
This section of our website is designed to inform you of current, FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved implantable hearing devices. All implantable hearing devices consist of two basic parts:
1. A sensor that picks up sound and,
2. A driver that transmits the sound to the appropriate portion of the ear/hearing system.
Many manufacturers are working to develop totally implantable hearing devices so that all components with be implanted under the skin and/or behind the ear drum.
For more information regarding bone-anchored hearing implants, please click here.