20 years VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE

The Success Story of the VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE

When SOUNDBRIDGE was first implanted 20 years ago, no one could have foreseen that the middle ear implant system would become the most successful one of its kind on the market. In fact, since its introduction in 1996, SOUNDBRIDGE has been the only active middle ear implant system that has sustained its position within the market, successfully helping people overcome their hearing loss and improving their quality of life.

Even 20 years ago, the design of the implant offered some of the most advanced hearing technology and the basic design has stood the test of time. With MED-EL’s passion for being at the forefront of innovation and development, it embraced the SOUNDBRIDGE technology back then and has taken it forward with the latest generation of the implant being launched in 2014. The improved design provides both professionals and users with the most up-to-date intact-skin solution.

For recipients, one of the greatest advantages with the system is being able to enjoy the newest developments in audio processor technology. Over the years the SOUNDBRIDGE system has seen several models of audio processor with the latest award winning SAMBA, being launched in 2014.

Research and development won’t stop here of course. MED-EL and its staff are driven in creating the best possible solutions for those with a hearing loss. We look forward to the continued evolution of our middle ear implant system technology and in providing people around the world with the best solution for the next twenty years and beyond!

Happy Birthday SOUNDBRIDGE!



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fun facts #1

The FMT weighs as little as a grain of rice: 25 milligrams.

Fun Facts #1:

The FMT weighs as little as a grain of rice: 25 milligrams.

20 years VSB - Testimonial

Abdullah Al Amri, Saudi Arabia

After the surgery I felt like I was in a different world. I feel so comfortable with SOUNDBRIDGE — I feel like a new person. I can now hear other people, talk to them and laugh with them.

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Abdullah Al Amri, Saudi Arabia

After the surgery I felt like I was in a different world. I feel so comfortable with SOUNDBRIDGE — I almost feel like a new man. I can now hear other people, talk to them and laugh with them.

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fun facts #2

The wires of all SOUNDBRIDGE implants produced over the last 20 years could connect the sea with the stratosphere.

Fun Facts #2:

The wires of all SOUNDBRIDGE implants produced over the last 20 years could connect the sea with the stratosphere.

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Florencia Salvatierra, Argentinia

I am happy that I can now play a bigger part in family life and that I can meet with my friends. What I love most, is that I can go dancing. I am so grateful I got SOUNDBRIDGE — it has changed my life.

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Florencia Salvatierra, Argentinia

I am happy that I can now play a bigger part in family life and that I can meet with my friends. What I love most, is that I can go dancing. I am so grateful I got SOUNDBRIDGE — it has changed my life.

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fun facts #3

The magnets of all SOUNDBRIDGE implants produced during the last 20 years could lift 2 elephants.

Fun Facts #3:

The magnets of all SOUNDBRIDGE implants produced during the last 20 years could lift 2 elephants.

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Bruno Elsinger, Switzerland

It felt like a dream when I was finally able to hear again! It was wonderful! I can only recommend SOUNDBRIDGE! It gives you your life back.

20 years VSB - Testimonial

Bruno Elsinger, Switzerland

It felt like a dream when I was finally able to hear again! It was wonderful! I can only recommend SOUNDBRIDGE! It gives you your life back.

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fun facts #4

The gold wire of 4289 SOUNDBRIDGE implants would make a standard gold bar.

Fun Facts #4:

The gold wire of 4289 SOUNDBRIDGE implants would make a standard gold bar.

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Debbie Goodwin, UK

Since receiving my SOUNDBRIDGE I just love being with people, I love being in groups. SOUNDBRIDGE has given me my life back. I feel so passionate about it.

20 years VSB - Testimonial

Debbie Goodwin, UK

Since receiving my SOUNDBRIDGE I just love being with people, I love being in groups. SOUNDBRIDGE has given me my life back. I feel so passionate about it.

It's time for good hearing!

Celebrating 20 years VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE we have interviewed 20 users. Some statements are listed above. All of them stated that their hearing and quality of life improved.

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