Candidacy for Middle Ear Implants

Middle ear implants use mechanical energy to stimulate the structures of the inner ear. They are a proven alternative to hearing aids. Implanted since 1996, the Vibrant Soundbridge Middle Ear Implant System from MED-EL is the most successful middle ear implant on the market today.

Who Can Benefit from a Middle Ear Implant?
A middle ear implant system is an alternative to conventional hearing devices. It is designed for individuals who cannot use hearing aids for medical reasons or who are dissatisfied with other hearing devices.


Middle ear implants are designed for adults who:

  • are diagnosed with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss.
  • cannot tolerate foreign bodies in the ear canal for medical reasons, e.g., chronic ear canal inflammations or ear canal eczemas.
  • require a free ear canal for personal or professional reasons, e.g., musicians, singers or physicians who wish to hear harmonics free and undistorted by the occlusion effect.
  • rely on good perception of high frequency sounds.
     

Vibrant Soundbridge®, for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss

*The Vibrant Soundbridge has been approved as a solution for children in Europe and other CE Mark countries.

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