Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Implantable Hearing Device Can Improve Sound Quality

Date:
December 28, 2001
Source:
Mayo Clinic
Summary:
A new hearing device that is implanted in your middle ear may provide better sound quality than conventional hearing aids, according to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

ROCHESTER, MINN. -- A new hearing device that is implanted in your middle ear may provide better sound quality than conventional hearing aids, according to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter.

The device includes internal and external parts that work together to deliver sound to the middle ear. The external part, called a processor, includes a battery, microphone, speech processor and transmitter. About the size of a quarter, it attaches magnetically just above the ear. The processor picks up sound and transmits to a receiver implanted in the skull.

The device mimics how normal hearing works, transmitting sound straight to the bones in the middle ear. In traditional hearing aids, sound is transmitted through the ear drum, which can give the wearer the feeling of talking in a barrel. They also can produce feedback -- squeaks and whistles that are audible to others.

Hearing experts say the new device can provide clearer sound and less feedback than other hearing aids. However, surgically implanted devices cost substantially more. Discuss your individual situation with your hearing specialist.

Mayo Clinic Health Letter is an eight-page, monthly newsletter of reliable, accurate and practical information on today's health and medical news. To subscribe, please call toll-free 800-333-9037, extension 9PR1.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Mayo Clinic. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Mayo Clinic. "Implantable Hearing Device Can Improve Sound Quality." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 28 December 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011228081859.htm>.
Mayo Clinic. (2001, December 28). Implantable Hearing Device Can Improve Sound Quality. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 31, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011228081859.htm
Mayo Clinic. "Implantable Hearing Device Can Improve Sound Quality." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011228081859.htm (accessed July 31, 2014).

Share This




More Health & Medicine News

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida

Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida

AP (July 31, 2014) Sarasota County, Florida health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after a dangerous bacteria killed one person and made another sick. (July 31) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Health Insurers' Profits Slide

Health Insurers' Profits Slide

Reuters - Business Video Online (July 30, 2014) Obamacare-related costs were said to be behind the profit plunge at Wellpoint and Humana, but Wellpoint sees the new exchanges boosting its earnings for the full year. Fred Katayama reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Peace Corps Pulls Workers From W. Africa Over Ebola Fears

Peace Corps Pulls Workers From W. Africa Over Ebola Fears

Newsy (July 30, 2014) The Peace Corps is one of several U.S.-based organizations to pull workers out of West Africa because of the Ebola outbreak. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Weather Kills 2K A Year, But Storms Aren't The Main Offender

Weather Kills 2K A Year, But Storms Aren't The Main Offender

Newsy (July 30, 2014) Health officials say 2,000 deaths occur each year in the U.S. due to weather, but it's excessive heat and cold that claim the most lives. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

    Environment News

    Technology News



      Save/Print:
      Share:

      Free Subscriptions


      Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

      Get Social & Mobile


      Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

      Have Feedback?


      Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
      Mobile: iPhone Android Web
      Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
      Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
      Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins