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REVIEW ARTICLE

Totally Implantable Hearing Devices

Mohan Kameswaran, S Raghunandhan

Keywords : Moderate to profound SNHL,totally implantable hearing device (TIHD)

Citation Information : Kameswaran M, Raghunandhan S. Totally Implantable Hearing Devices. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2010; 2 (2):139-142.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1027

Published Online: 01-08-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Hearing aids are the principal means of auditory rehabilitation for patients with moderate to severe sensori-neural hearing loss. Although technical improvements and modifications have improved the fidelity of conventional aids, hearing aids still have many limitations including the inherent self consciousness and social stigma attached to visible hearing aids. The recently introduced totally implantable hearing aids offer patients with hearing loss several potential advantages over conventional hearing aids. This article reviews the indications, surgical procedure, advantages and the current status of totally implantable hearing devices.


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