Skip to comments.Hearing Aids Via Teeth Receives Second FDA Clearance
Posted on 07/12/2011 5:38:22 AM PDT by Red Badger
The SoundBite Hearing Aid system has received its second clearance by the USA Food and Drug Administration. The device provides a unique and innovative alternative for the hearing impaired. The new FDA clearance allows use of the SoundBite system for patients with conductive hearing loss.
SoundBite is a non surgical solution for the hearing impaired. It is a cost effective alternative to existing surgical procedures that yield similar results. The device is a removable prosthetic that uses bone conduction through your teeth to amplify and transmit sound clearly to your inner ear.
We are pleased that the uses of the SoundBite system continue to expand, said Amir Abolfathi, CEO of Sonitus Medical. As we begin the roll out of our product in partnership with Otologists, ENTs, and Audiologists, we remain committed to increasing the number of patients who may benefit from our non-surgical treatment option.
No modifications to your teeth are needed to use the SoundBite system. The process is comprised of a custom made ITM(in the mouth) hearing device that is fitted on the patients upper left or right back teeth and a microphone device that is worn behind the ear.
The new SoundBite system will be available through audiologist and physicians sometime this fall. It will only be available initially in a few select markets. Currently it is cleared for conductive hearing loss and single sided deafness. Future plans are to support solutions for mixed hearing loss as well.
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Hearing in the Teeth!..............
Brings a whole new meaning to picking up radio stations with your fillings.
gonna have to chew on that a bit.
I bet some think tanks are wondering if its possible to have a transmitter implanted in a terrorist tooth via a regular dentist visit, or a drug lord.
Kinda makes you wonder when you go to a dentist just what could happen in the near future.
Obamacare offices with RFID injectors? Bar code tattoos?
The CIA has been doing this to me for years! /SARC
Brings a whole new meaning to the term BLUETOOTH!...............
Onstar in your mouth?
I can’t hear you, I’m eating..................
you said a mouthful.
I guess this mean we can’t talk and chew gum at the same time...............
You too! They are controlling me with alphabits cereal.
Diabolical - REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM.
Finally, life imitates a Sit-Com!
Season 2, Episode 10: Hi Fi Gilligan
Original Air Date25 November 1965
An accidental blow to the head causes Gilligan’s tooth fillings to act as a radio receiver.
(now if I could clean the house by just twitching my nose:>)
My mother could do that! She'd twitch her nose and say "CLEAN UP THE HOUSE!" ....and magically it would be done....................
Reminds me of a Gilligan’s Island episode...
Reminds me of the Partridge Family episode where Laurie was getting radio signals through her braces.
Oh, yeah, I remember that one now, too. :)