Hearing aid apparatus

  • US 7,043,040 B2
  • Filed: 06/06/2002
  • Issued: 05/09/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/21/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A bone-conducting bone-anchored hearing aid apparatus for sound transmission from one side of a patient'"'"'s head to the patient'"'"'s cochlea on another side of the patient'"'"'s head for rehabilitation of unilateral hearing loss, the hearing aid apparatus comprising:

  • a vibratory generating part arranged to generate vibrations that are mechanically transmitted through the skull bone from a deaf side to the inner ear on the other side of the patient; and

    an implantable part operative to mechanically anchor the vibratory generating part, the implantable part being osseointegrated in the patient'"'"'s skull bone behind an external ear at the deaf side of a patient.

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