Daniel

With his hearing implant,
he can connect with his grandchildren
and have conversations without worrying
about background noise.

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Daniel

With his hearing implant,
he can connect with his grandchildren
and have conversations without worrying
about background noise.

Watch his story

Rujira

The VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE
has improved her quality of life
by enabling her to join in conversations
and enjoy music again.

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VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE
The World's Most Successful Middle Ear Implant System

The Vibrant Soundbridge, a unique middle ear implant system, has opened a world of new hearing possibilities for individuals who have not experienced an improvement with conventional hearing aids or cannot use them for medical reasons . This is often the case with permanent hearing loss after middle ear surgery or when hearing aids cannot be worn due to chronic ear canal inflammation (i.e., otitis externa). The Vibrant Soundbridge can be an effective solution for cases of mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss, as well as for conductive or mixed hearing loss.

In contrast to a hearing aid — which can only make sounds entering the ear canal louder — the Vibrant Soundbridge converts the signals from the environment into mechanical vibrations. This mechanical energy directly stimulates the structures of the middle ear and allows even high-pitched tones to be perceived exceptionally well.

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The Vibrant Soundbridge Implant System

The Vibrant Soundbridge implant system consists of the Amadé, an externally-worn audio processor, and a surgically implanted component, the VORP and FMT. Thanks to the special design of the
Vibrant Soundbridge, various forms and degrees of hearing loss can be managed flexibly while also achieving a natural sound quality for speech and natural sounds.

Amadé
The Compact Audio Processor

  • compact and unobtrusive
  • 3 program options for specific listening situations
  • simple to use and comfortable to wear
     

With the Amadé audio processor, the Vibrant Soundbridge features outstanding signal processing technology. Automatic and customisable adjustment options enable an optimal hearing experience. The audio processor is held directly over the implant by magnet, allowing it to be comfortably and discreetly worn beneath the hair.

VORP and FMT
Implant

  • optimal sound transmission via direct stimulation
  • excellent sound perception, even in the
    high-frequency range
  • only middle ear implant with single-point attachment

The implantable component of the Vibrant Soundbridge consists of the Vibrating Ossicular Prosthesis (VORP) and the Floating Mass Transducer (FMT). The signal sent by the audio processor is processed by the VORP and converted by the FMT into mechanical vibrations that are transmitted directly to the middle ear structures.

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The Advantages of the Vibrant Soundbridge

Practice-Proven Innovation

The Vibrant Soundbridge has been opening up new hearing possibilities since its first implantation in 1996. It is the only middle ear implant system with single-point attachment, which also makes it suitable for treating children, as it is unaffected by cranium growth. Numerous studies1,2 have shown the Vibrant Soundbridge to be a reliable hearing solution, with high levels of user satisfaction reported.

An Alternative to conventional Hearing Aids

The Vibrant Soundbridge is a hearing solution designed for individuals who cannot use conventional hearing aids, either due to medical reasons or because they do not sufficiently benefit from them.

Also, the ear canal remains open, making it a particularly attractive option for individuals who suffer from an ear canal inflammation.

Benefit from the Latest Technologies
 

Just like the MED-EL cochlear implants and the Bonebridge bone conduction implant, the Vibrant Soundbridge also allows the external audio processor to be easily upgraded to a newer generation of audio processor, even years after the original implantation. Therefore, our users can always take advantage of the latest innovations in hearing technology.

NEW

Enjoy an active livestyle

With the MED-EL Sports Headband, there's no need to worry
about your Amadé audio processor or RONDO shifting out
of place or falling off.



Not all products and indications represented herein are approved/available in all markets.
Consult your local representative for more information.

1 Luetje C.M., Brackman D., Balkany T.J., Maw J., Baker R.S., Kelsall D., Backous D., Miyamoto R., Pariser S., Arts A. Phase III clinical trial results with the Vibrant Soundbridge implantable middle ear hearing device: A prospective controlled multi-center study. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 126: 97-107, February 2002.

2 Mosnier I, Sterkers O, Bouccara D, et al. Benefit of the Vibrant Soundbridge Device in Patients Implanted For 5 to 8 Years Ear & Hearing, 29;281–284, 2008

Take the Next Step

If you would like to learn more about receiving a Vibrant Soundbridge implant, click here: two steps to your own Vibrant Soundbridge. If you would like detailed information or would like to be referred to a Vibrant Soundbridge centre in your area, please contact us directly.

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