VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE for children

A functional and simple hearing solution
for younger users

VIBRANT SOUNDBRIDGE
for children

A functional and simple hearing solution
for younger users

If your child has been diagnosed with a hearing loss, we understand that it can be upsetting and indeed daunting when asked to make the decisions for them. To support you in this process and help you make an informed decision for your child, we have therefore provided you with some important advantages of the SOUNDBRIDGE middle ear implant system.

The SOUNDBRIDGE can be an effective hearing implant solution for children who have either sensorineural, conductive or mixed hearing loss. It is the only middle ear implant that is fixed to just one structure of the middle ear and is therefore independent of skull growth and suitable for use in children aged 5 years and above.

Benefits of the SOUNDBRIDGE

Natural Sound Quality
Recipients generally describe the sound quality of the SOUNDBRIDGE as “natural”. Hearing in challenging listening environments, particularly with background noise, is also very successful. This is a crucial factor for your child, especially in noisy environments such as the classroom, where better speech understanding plays a significant role in their learning and development abilities.

Simple Handling
The SOUNDBRIDGE system is designed to be comfortably worn and easily operated, making it ideal for your child to wear. The external audio processor is compact and simple to use. It is worn on the head behind the ear, so the ear canal remains open for greater wearing comfort. Depending on use, the battery lasts for approximately 5 days, which means your child doesn't have to worry about carrying spare batteries with them all the time. And when they need to change the battery they will find it easy to do so themselves.

Hearing Preservation
When designing our hearing implants we particularly focus on the preservation of residual hearing. Additionally the SOUNDBRIDGE keeps the remnant structures of the middle ear unharmed.

MR Conditional
The latest generation of the SOUNDBRIDGE implant is MR Conditional at 1.5 Tesla. This ensures that your child can also benefit from MRI examinations in the future, if required.

Latest Technology
The audio processor of the SOUNDBRIDGE is worn externally, so it can always be upgraded to ensure your child benefits from the latest technology. Even years after implantation your child can receive the newest audio processor, undergo a simple fitting and return home with the most up to date technology available.

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Information for Parents

Accessories for the SOUNDBRIDGE

SAMBA Kids Set

Life is full of adventures, with each day opening a world of opportunities. SOUNDBRIDGE in combination with the SAMBA Kids Set offers children just that, with fun cover colours and designs to choose from, protection for their SAMBA Audio Processor, and a new friend who can look after their audio processor at night. With the SAMBA Kids set, you can be confident that the support and accessories for your child’s hearing implant solution are available, enabling them to live a full and active life!
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MED-EL Sports Headband

With a passion for discovery, children are always on the move: Be it playing in the garden, exploring the outdoors, or taking part in all sorts of activities with friends. As a parent, you can be assured that the audio processor will stay in place with the MED-EL Sports Headband. Thanks to the specially designed pockets within the headband the audio processor can be kept securely in place over the implant. The breathable microfiber material also protects the audio processor from sweat and moisture*, offering a soft and comfortable solution for your child to wear.
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* Please note that the MED-EL Sports Headband should not be used for water sports.

SAMBA Design Covers

SAMBA is the latest generation of audio processor for the SOUNDBRIDGE and is available with different colours and designs. Besides 8 interchangeable covers that match with their hair colour, your child can also choose from a variety of fun design covers to make an expressive statement.
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Activity Clip

To enjoy a fun-filled and active lifestyle, your child can also benefit from an additional fixation of their SAMBA which helps to keep it in the right position on their head. The Activity Clip is simply placed between the audio processor and your child’s head*. This small accessory offers you extra peace of mind and your child the chance to be confident whilst on the move.*
*Activity Clips are sundries and not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

Hair Clip

For stabilizing and securing the audio processor in the hair, different hair clips are available. These can be selected depending on your child’s hair texture and hair length for maximum grip.

Accessories for the SOUNDBRIDGE

SAMBA Kids Set

Life is full of adventures, with each day opening a world of opportunities. SOUNDBRIDGE in combination with the SAMBA Kids Set offers children just that, with fun cover colours and designs to choose from, protection for their SAMBA Audio Processor, and a new friend who can look after their audio processor at night. With the SAMBA Kids set, you can be confident that the support and accessories for your child’s hearing implant solution are available, enabling them to live a full and active life!

MED-EL Sports Headband

With a passion for discovery, children are always on the move: Be it playing in the garden, exploring the outdoors, or taking part in all sorts of activities with friends. As a parent, you can be assured that the audio processor will stay in place with the MED-EL Sports Headband. Thanks to the specially designed pockets within the headband the audio processor can be kept securely in place over the implant. The breathable microfiber material also protects the audio processor from sweat and moisture*, offering a soft and comfortable solution for your child to wear.
Read more
* Please note that the MED-EL Sports Headband should not be used for water sports.

SAMBA Design Covers

SAMBA is the latest generation of audio processor for the SOUNDBRIDGE and comes is available inwith different colours and designs. Besides 8 interchangeable covers that match with their hair colour, your child can also choose from a variety of fun design covers to make an expressive statement.
Read more

Activity Clip

To enjoy a fun-filled and active lifestyle, your child can also benefit from an additional fixation of their SAMBA which helps to keep it in the right position on their head. The Activity Clip is simply placed between the audio processor and your child’s head*. This small accessory offers you extra peace of mind and your child the chance to be confident whilst on the move.*
*Activity Clips are sundries and not suitable for children under 3 years of age.

Hair Clip

For stabilizing and securing the audio processor in the hair, different hair clips are available. These can be selected depending on your child’s hair texture and hair length for maximum grip.

User Stories

Elodie, 5 years

Shortly after being born Elodie was diagnosed with atresia of the auditory canal. Following the decision for her to be implanted with the SOUNDBRIDGE, she and her family saw tremendous changes.

Read Elodie's Story

Rabea, 7 years

Rabea was born without a pinna and with an occluded ear canal. Before she started at school she recieved a SOUNDBRIDGE middle ear implant. Once her hearing implant system had been activated, one of Rabea’s first questions was “Have the birds always sung so beautifully?”

Read Rabea's Story

Take the next step

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

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