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Implantable Hearing Device

Surgical Procedure

Implantable Hearing Devices

Indications for Surgery

Sensorineural Hearing Loss (Nerve Deafness)


General or local depending on the device

Surgical Time:

1-1.5 hours

Hospital Admission:


Surgical Procedure

A mastoidectomy is performed in order to attach the portion of the implantable hearing device to the middle ear bone structures. These devices transmit sound energy to the inner ear by coupling devices to the middle ear bones.


Implantable hearing devices are used for patients who can use a hearing aid in place of the hearing aid. Patients experience clearer sound with an open ear canal.



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