Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 24th, 2000
The device, the first of its kind, is an alternative to traditional hearing aids.
Made by Symphonix Inc., of San Jose, California, the device is implanted behind the ear in the temporal (skull) bone. It takes sound and converts it to mechanical energy that is directly transferred to the middle ear. This energy vibrates delicate structures in the middle ear in a manner very similar to normal sound. By contrast, regular hearing aids that are placed inside the ear...
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