In The Mouth Hearing Aid

This is not the first bone conduction hearing aid on the market, but the SoundBite is the first that does not require surgery, is easily removable, and you put it in your mouth.

How does it work? The device that is put in your mouth helps one hear through vibrations that is picked up by a microphone fitted in the “bad” ear. This gives the hearing aid user the sense that they can hear with both ears.

The SoundBite device is ideal for patients who are deaf in one ear. In other words, as long as one has near-normal hearing in one ear, and they don’t have bilateral or hearing loss in both ears, this will work.

In the U.S. alone, there are 36 million adults with some type of hearing loss.

Although SoundBite is FDA approved, it is not covered by all insurance companies, unfortunately.

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2 Responses to In The Mouth Hearing Aid

  1. ray August 2, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    I understand the concept. What I don’t understand is the need! If a unilateral loss user still needs a hearing aid in the bad ear, then why not wear a microphone/transmitter on the good ear for localisation. Or am I missing something?

  2. Hearing Enhancement March 25, 2015 at 7:21 am #

    Hello,

    I would like prefer the air related hearing instead of the mouth hearing aid…Great information share…

    Regards,
    Martin

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