Belgian Experience with the Vibrant Soundbridge Prosthesis

M. P. Thill, J. M. Gérard, P. Garin, E. Offeciers

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Abstract

Belgian Experience with the Vibrant Soundbridge Prosthesis. The Belgian Experience with the Vibrant Soundbridge Prosthesis. The authors present the first results obtained with 13 patients implanted with the Vibrant Soundbridge, a semi-implantable electromagnetic hearing device. The first patient was implanted in October 1998. The results show that there were no significant modifications of the hearing thresholds after implantation. The average functional gain was 30 dB in tonal audiometry and 25.6 dB in vocal audiometry. All the patients are satisfied with the device and wear it daily.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-378
Number of pages4
JournalActa Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica
Volume56
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Prostheses and Implants
Audiometry
Hearing
Equipment and Supplies
Electromagnetic Phenomena

Keywords

  • Middle ear implant
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Vibrant Soundbridge

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Belgian Experience with the Vibrant Soundbridge Prosthesis. / Thill, M. P.; Gérard, J. M.; Garin, P.; Offeciers, E.

In: Acta Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica Belgica, Vol. 56, No. 4, 01.12.2002, p. 375-378.

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