Middle Ear Implants ​



The Vibrant Soundbridge Middle Ear Implant System is an innovative alternative to conventional hearing devices. It is designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss or conductive and mixed hearing losses.*

The technology of the Vibrant Soundbridge bypasses the outer ear in order to directly stimulate middle ear structures. The system consists of an internal and an external component.

Internal

  • Implant

The implant (VORP) is placed underneath the skin and contains a magnet to hold the audio processor over the implant. The main part of the implant is the innovative technology of the Floating Mass Transducer (FMT).

  • External

    • Audio processor

The Amadé audio processor is attached to the patient’s head with a magnet and can be worn discreetly underneath the hair. The audio processor supplies the power for the implant system. It consists of the battery, a microphone and electronics responsible for digital signal processing.

 

The following are requested for every MEI candidate patient:

  • Sensorineural Hearing loss:

    • Audiological assessment, including: - Unaided and aided audiogram. - Aided SDT if the patient is H.A user and unaided if pt doesn’t use H.A. - Impedance measurements.
    • Medical History (ENT report).
    • CT Temporal bone
  • Conductive or Mixed Hearing loss:

    • Audiological assessment, including: - Aided and unaided audiogram. - Impedance measurements. - No need for SDT.
    • Medical History (ENT report).
    • CT Temporal bone.  

 

Last Modified

31-Aug-2014 03:27 PM