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Implantable Hearing Devices

Surgical Procedure:  Implantable Hearing Devices

Indications for Surgery:  Sensorineural Hearing Loss (Nerve Deafness)

Anesthesia:  General or local depending on the device

Surgical Time:  1 - 1.5 hours

Hospital Admission:  Outpatient

Surgical Procedure:  A mastoidectomy is performed in order to attach the portion of the implantable hearing device to the middle ear bone structures. These devices transmit sound energy to the inner ear by coupling devices to the middle ear bones.

Miscellaneous:  Implantable hearing devices are used for patients who have trouble using a traditional hearing aid. Patients experience clearer sound with an open ear canal.