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SoundBite: Hearing Aid on Your Teeth

I love innovation in healthcare.

For people with conductive hearing loss, Bone Anchored Hearing Aids that are implanted surgically use the skull to transmit sound to the inner ear. SoundBite bypasses this problem.

SoundBite hearing system is the world’s first and only non-surgical and removable hearing solution designed to imperceptibly transmit sound via the teeth to help people who are essentially deaf in one ear regain spatial hearing ability and rejoin the conversation of life. It employs a well-established principle called bone conduction to deliver clear, high quality sound to the inner ear. Nearly invisible when worn, the SoundBite system consists of an easy to insert and remove ITM (in-the-mouth) hearing device – which is custom made to fit around either the upper left or right back teeth – and a small microphone unit worn behind the ear. No modifications to the teeth are required.

Source of Photo: Sonitus Medical

Reference: Preliminary Evaluation of a Novel Bone-Conduction Device for Single-Sided Deafness

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I saw this in grad school. It truly is amazing how you can use teeth to help hearing in those with an ear impairment.

    February 15, 2010
  2. Wow those will be such nice techniques of hearing aids. I have some hear disability I will definitely try this type of hearing aids. Thanks for the beneficial information to me.

    July 11, 2011

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