Dr. Peter Roland, chairman of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery with the hybrid device Photo: UT Southwestern Medical Center
The DUET Electric-Acoustic System, or EAS Photo: UT Southwestern Medical Center
April 18, 2008 To date the the options have been limited for hearing-impaired patients who do not stand to benefit from hearing aids, but for whom cochlear implants are unsuitable because they retain some natural hearing. Now a hybrid hearing device being tested in trials across the US offers a solution to this category of patients by combining the advantages of both hearing aids and implants.
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