How an active bone conduction implant works
Bone conduction hearing aids and bone anchored hearing aids (BAHAs) are examples of passive systems. Bone conduction implants are active systems. Bone conduction implants directly stimulate the bone. Passive bone conduction hearing aids apply vibrations to the bone indirectly through external pressure on the skin.
A bone conduction implant bypasses your outer and middle ear, transmitting sound waves through the bone straight to the cochlea in your inner ear.
The bone conduction implant consists of two components: the implant, which is surgically placed under the skin in the skull, and the external audio processor. It is held over the implant by a manget and can be discreetly worn under hair.
If you have a conductive hearing loss, Adhear might be an ideal hearing soution for you. This system uses the latest bone conduction technology, offering an excellent hearing experience without implantation. A thin adhesive adapter of the Adhear system sticks to the skin behind the ear without exerting pressure. This makes it ideal for babies and toddlers as well.