The external sound processor (top) and the actual implant, that make up the Bone Conduction Implant
Måns Eeg-Olofsson (left) and Bo Håkansson
Sounds are picked up by the processor (top), transmitted through the skin to the implant, and then transmitted by the implant into the skull bone
A diagram of the external sound processor (top) and the actual implant, that make up the Bone Conduction Implant
There may soon be help for people who have been rendered functionally deaf by problems of the middle ear. Researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology have developed an implant that bypasses the defective middle ear, transmitting sounds to the inner ear by sending vibrations right through the skull bone.
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