Department of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery
Implantable Hearing Aids
An estimated 40 million Americans have some sort of hearing loss, many of which could be helped by hearing aids. Many people who would benefit from hearing aids choose not to wear them because of discomfort, feedback, and appearance issues. Implantable and semi-implantable hearing aids overcome some of these problems encountered in conventional hearing aids.
Feedback, or “whistling” occurs when the microphone is too close to the speaker. Many implantable use magnetic fields instead of speakers to produce sound, eliminating feedback. Implantation allows for a more cosmetically acceptable appearance in most cases. Most important is the ability to use higher volumes for better hearing performance.
The surgical procedures are simple, and usually require no overnight stay. Click on the links below for specific information about the various brands available.