What is a Bone Conduction Implant?
A bone conduction implant is suitable for individuals affected by conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or single-sided deafness. Because sound is transmitted to the inner ear via bone conduction, problems in the outer or middle ear are bypassed.
The Bonebridge is the world’s first active bone conduction implant on the market. It is a semi-implantable hearing implant system in which the implant is positioned completely under the intact skin. The implant receives signals from an externally worn audio processor.
The Bone Conduction Implant (BCI) is positioned completely under the intact skin and contains a magnet that holds the audio processor in place above the implant by means of magnetic attraction.
- Audio processor
The audio processor is held in position on the head by magnetic attraction and can be worn underneath the hair. It contains the battery and the microphones and is equipped with a fully digital signal processor.