‘Tooth’ hearing aid gets European thumbs up
A novel hearing aid that transmit sound via the teeth has been approved for use in Europe.
The non-surgical and removable hearing solution transmits sound via the teeth to help people with single sided deafness.
The Soundbite hearing system is a ‘nearly invisible’ digital audio device and relies on a principle called bone conduction that can deliver clear, high quality sound.
It consists of a small microphone unit worn behind the ear and an easy-to-insert-and-remove dental retainer-like device which requires no modification to the teeth.
The hearing system was developed by US company Sonitus Medical Inc who expect it to become a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to the usual hearing aid.
To learn more about Sonitus Medical and the SoundBite hearing system, visit www.sonitusmedical.com.