Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Bone Conduction System

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A hearing aid for conducting the bone is an alternative to a regular hearing aid for those with external or middle ear problems. It directly transfers the sound to the cochlea through bone vibration, bypassing the outside and the center. For conductive, sensorineural hearing loss, it is therefore useful. A hearing system for bone conductivity relies on a cochlea to send the sound to the brain.

How Does Bone Conduction Device Work?

A hearing device for bone conduction has two parts: the outer part (the 'processor') and an implanted surgical attachment placed behind the ear in a bone. Two kinds of bone conduction implant are available. The first thing is an attachment that protrudes through the skin to be attached by the processor. The second is completely implanted into the skin, and the processor is mounted inside the processor using a small magnet.

Bone conduction hearing systems are designed to use the natural ability of your body to transmit sound via bone conductivity. The sound processor turns sounds into vibrations that are sent directly to your inner ear through your crane bone.

There are two parts to a bone anchored hearing system:

  • The bone behind the ear is a small titanium implant.

  • A sound processor connected to the implant.

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Work Process

Once you click on the implant, sound waves are collected in much the same way as a standard hearing aid. However, it transforms these sound waves into vibrations which can be sent through your skull bone, bypassing the outer and middle ear. The direct connection of the sound processor to the bone via the implant solution does not damp your skin's sound vibrations to give a clearer sound.

When you click the sound processor, for example, to shower or sleep, there are no sound vibrations, and the hearing will come back to its original condition.

Our system transmits sound directly using the best amplification and output compared to the skin drive or magnet systems in which the skin generates the damping layer between the sound processor and the bone.

What to Expect from Bone Conduction Hearing Device?

A hearing device for bone conduction or sensorineural hearing loss provides amplification without the ear mold. This makes them more comfortable if you have discomfort or ear infections. Some people also report that for the same reason, the sound is more natural than conventional hearing aids. They don't restore the normal hearing but can make it easier to handle everyday situations.

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