Hearing aid implants are devices which are physically attached to the patient.
Middle ear implants are surgically implanted devices. The FDA has approved specific middle ear implants and the FDA is still reviewing others. The middle ear implant is a useful hearing instrument and is quite different from traditional hearing aids.
I have been reading about implantable hearing devices and am confused. Please explain the difference between bone conduction implants and middle ear implants.
Conductive hearing loss can occur when there is a problem in the outer ear or middle ear. Sometimes, conductive hearing loss can be treated with medication or surgery.
Bone conduction implants are designed for patients with untreatable middle ear conductive or mixed hearing losses and those who have a unilateral sensorineural hearing loss, or...