A new design for an implantable hearing aid.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

There have been attempts to design a totally implantable hearing aid but, so far, the devices described in the literature have had various disadvantages. This paper describes a new type of hearing aid that is being implanted and tested in chinchillas. This device parallels the natural hearing mechanism and operates in conjunction with residual hearing, while providing amplified drive to the ossicular chain. Implantation procedures and results are described and discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nunley, JA; Agnew, J; Smith, GL

Published Date

  • 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 242 - 245

PubMed ID

  • 992997

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0019-0578


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States