Raleigh, NC 27609
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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.