A bone conduction hearing device has two components: an external component (the ‘processor’) and a surgically implanted fixture placed in the bone behind the ear. There are two types of bone conduction implants. The first is a fissure that protrudes through the skin so that the processor can adhere to it. The second is fully implanted under the skin, with the processor attached using a small magnet inside the processor.
A bone conduction hearing device may be considered when conventional hearing aids can’t be worn, (for example due to irritated or collapsed ear canals), or when a hearing aid is no longer an effective hearing solution.
A bone conduction hearing device offers amplification without an ear mould in the ear. Therefore, they can be a more comfortable option if you experience discomfort or infections in your ear. Some people also report hearing more natural sounds than with conventional hearing aids. While they don’t restore normal hearing, they can make managing everyday situations easier.
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