With our complete 360-degree approach, it’s no coincidence BONEBRIDGE provides outstanding reliability.
With thousands of implantations worldwide and over a decade on the market, BONEBRIDGE has a proven track record of outstanding reliability.
We engineered BONEBRIDGE for impact resistance. It has a robust titanium design recessed partly in the bone for protection and is secured at two points instead of only one.
BONEBRIDGE’s advanced magnet technology enables straightforward and easy access to 1.5 Tesla MRI scans.*
BONEBRIDGE has a lower rate of complications and adverse events than percutaneous and passive transcutaneous bone conduction implants.[ft]
BONEBRIDGE is placed under your skin to transfer vibrations directly to the bone. Its ergonomic design allows your skin to remain healthy.
Over a Decade of BONEBRIDGE
Working closely with surgeons and clinicians, we optimized the second-generation BONEBRIDGE to be as safe and reliable as possible. With over a decade of clinical experience and thousands of implantations worldwide, BONEBRIDGE has a proven track record of outstanding reliability.
The Value of a Reliable Bone Conduction Implant
Choosing a hearing implant is a life-long decision. With BONEBRIDGE, you’ll have hearing you can always count on. Higher implant reliability can lead to a lower risk of additional surgery and higher satisfaction.
The Cumulative Survival Rate (CSR) is the measure of how reliable each implant model is over time. For example, a CSR of 99% within two years means that the probability of your bone conduction implant providing continued benefits after two years is 99%.
A Robust, Long-Lasting Implant
MED-EL reporting on implant reliability and safety is compliant with International Standard ISO 5841-2:2014 and the principles set out in the European Consensus on Cochlear Implant Failures and Explantations.[ft][ft]
The cumulative survival rate of the second-generation BONEBRIDGE is 99.77% within three years.
Proven Experience in Clinics
Clinics that work with hearing implants often publish studies on the safety and reliability of each hearing implant. These independent studies can help you gain a deeper understanding of how safe and reliable each implant is.
A Lower Rate of Complications and Adverse Events
Very Reliable Against Impact
No Permanent Wounds, No Pressure
Made for the Future
BONEBRIDGE’s robust design means you can benefit from years of great hearing.
We design our audio processors to be backwards compatible. This means that you can easily benefit from future advances in technology by upgrading to the latest audio processor.
We also developed BONEBRIDGE with magnet technology made for MRI to give you easy access to MRI scans.*
Great Protection. Guaranteed.
With BONEBRIDGE, you’ll be prepared for whatever the future might bring. You can undergo hassle-free MRI scans at 1.5 Tesla* with no surgery,** no discomfort, and no hearing downtime. And because of our long and positive experience with MRIs, we even offer a life-long MRI guarantee for your implant.***
Reliable Hearing for Everyday Activities
BONEBRIDGE’s audio processors—SAMBA and SAMBA 2—have a proven record of providing outstanding reliability. With a reliable audio processor, you or your loved one will have reliable hearing no matter what each day brings. It also means fewer visits to your clinic.
Low Average Monthly Repair Rate
The monthly repair rate is a percentage that indicates the total number of audio processors returned in a month compared to the total number sold by the end of that month.
If an audio processor has an average monthly repair rate of 0.99%, it means that, on average, 99 audio processors have been returned for repair each month out of 10,000 total audio processors sold in the world by the end of the period covered.
SAMBA and SAMBA 2 have low average monthly repair rates.
Choosing an Active Bone Conduction Implant
You deserve a bone conduction hearing system that is safe and reliable by design. When choosing between the two active bone conduction implant systems presently available on the market, there are several important factors to keep in mind.
Reliable Hearing You Can Trust
From the very beginning, MED-EL has been guided by our founders, the inventors of the modern micro-electronic multichannel cochlear implant. Our mission is to overcome hearing loss as a barrier to communication and quality of life.
To us, reliability is not a percentage on an earnings report for investors. Every recipient is a person, not a number. When you choose MED-EL, we know you are putting your trust in our hands, so we make sure we are always there for you.