BCI 601 - Bone Conduction Implant
The BCI 601 is the implanted part of the BONEBRIDGE system consisting of:
- an internal coil
- a magnet to hold the SAMBA audio processor in place over the implant
- a demodulator to convert the signal from the SAMBA audio processor
- a Bone Conduction Floating Mass Transducer (BC-FMT) to cause vibrations of the skull
The BONEBRIDGE surgery takes about one hour. During that time, the BCI 601 is implanted under the skin behind the ear. The surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia. After two to four weeks, when the sutures have healed, the implant can be activated by putting on the SAMBA audio processor. Since the implant lies completely under the skin, it is not visible from the outside and complication rates are very low.
If you have any questions regarding the implantation contact your surgeon or your ENT clinic.