The Versatile FMT
Fascinating facts about the FMT
- At just 2,3 mm, the FMT is smaller than a grain of rice.
- If we were to multiply everything by 10,000, the FMT would be 23 m long and 18 m wide. Nevertheless, it would only move by 1 mm when vibrating.
- Even though the FMT movement is very small, it is so rapid that it would cover a distance of some 66 km each year in constant operation.
- Over 13 years, its continuous vibrations would be the equivalent of the FMT covering the distance between Paris and Berlin.
Single Point Attachment of the FMT
The SOUNDBRIDGE is the only middle ear implant system that features a single point attachment. The FMT is only attached to the structure of the middle ear that it is stimulating.
The simplicity of the FMT's design makes it a reliable device that can be used to optimally compensate for a variety of different kinds of hearing loss. When the FMT is attached to a vibratory structure of the middle ear, it is able to vibrate the structure thereby stimulating the auditory system.
This single point attachment makes placement of the FMT independent of skull growth and therefore suitable for implantation in children aged 5 and above.