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First BONEBRIDGE Hearing Implant System Successfully Implanted in US

MED-EL USA announced this week that the country’s first BONEBRIDGE™ Hearing Implant System surgery was completed at Texas Children’s Hospital. According to the company’s announcement, the surgery was performed by Otolaryngologist Yi-Chun Carol Liu, MD, on an 18-year old, and the device was successfully activated on November 13, 2018. Cleared by the U.S. Food and…

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Apple Receives Patent for Headphones Using Bone Conduction to Improve Hearing in Noise

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA — Tech industry titan, Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), was awarded a patent this week by the US Trademark Office for a headset that utilizes bone conduction to deliver improved hearing in the presence of ambient noise. The patent, #9,363,596, was originally filed in 2013. The earphone device uses an accelerometer-based voice activation detection…

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After the return of the BTE, can an eyeglass hearing aid renaissance be far behind?

  By David H. Kirkwood BLACKSBURG, VA—The answer to that question is decidedly yes, very far behind. To be sure, behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, which were the dominant style in the U.S. in the 1960s and then dwindled to less than 20% of the market in the early 1990s, did launch a dramatic comeback over…

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Bone-conduction system makes people hear—willingly or not

    CANNES, FRANCE–Bone-conduction devices are most often used to help people who want to hear better but aren’t good candidates for conventional air-conduction hearing aids. This technology, which has been around since the 1970s, is frequently prescribed to people with conductive or unilateral hearing loss or who have abnormalities of the outer ear that…

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