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Hearing Aids Via Teeth Receives Second FDA Clearance
www.thinking-clearly.com ^ | July 11, 2011 at 6:02 am | janice kraft

Posted on 07/12/2011 5:38:22 AM PDT by Red Badger

The SoundBite Hearing Aid system has received it’s 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.

For more information visit:

http://www.soundbitehearing.com/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Technical
KEYWORDS: hearing; teeth

1 posted on 07/12/2011 5:38:26 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: joe fonebone; SamiGirl; gitmogrunt; Freee-dame; ROCKLOBSTER; ryderann; Red_Devil 232; ...

Hearing in the Teeth!..............


2 posted on 07/12/2011 5:39:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger

3 posted on 07/12/2011 5:41:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger

Brings a whole new meaning to picking up radio stations with your fillings.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 5:42:01 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Red Badger

gonna have to chew on that a bit.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 5:43:04 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: Red Badger

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?


6 posted on 07/12/2011 5:43:49 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Red Badger

The CIA has been doing this to me for years! /SARC


7 posted on 07/12/2011 5:44:08 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: commish

Brings a whole new meaning to the term BLUETOOTH!...............


8 posted on 07/12/2011 5:44:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger

Onstar in your mouth?


9 posted on 07/12/2011 5:44:56 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: the invisib1e hand

I can’t hear you, I’m eating..................


10 posted on 07/12/2011 5:45:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger

you said a mouthful.


11 posted on 07/12/2011 5:48:55 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I guess this mean we can’t talk and chew gum at the same time...............


12 posted on 07/12/2011 5:50:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
The CIA has been doing this to me for years! /SARC

You too! They are controlling me with alphabits cereal.

13 posted on 07/12/2011 5:51:07 AM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((((unite))))
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Diabolical - REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 5:52:53 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: Red Badger

Finally, life imitates a Sit-Com!

Season 2, Episode 10: Hi Fi Gilligan
Original Air Date—25 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:>)


15 posted on 07/12/2011 6:12:47 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27
(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....................

16 posted on 07/12/2011 6:19:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger

Reminds me of a Gilligan’s Island episode...


17 posted on 07/12/2011 6:35:50 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Red Badger
Looks comfortable, too.

8>/

18 posted on 07/12/2011 6:38:51 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: madison10

Reminds me of the Partridge Family episode where Laurie was getting radio signals through her braces.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 6:40:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Oh, yeah, I remember that one now, too. :)


20 posted on 07/12/2011 6:42:36 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Red Badger

Thats gonna get in the way of a chaw of redman ain’t it ?o)


21 posted on 07/12/2011 7:31:35 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Don’t spit out the widow at 70mph.................it might cost you a bundle............


22 posted on 07/12/2011 7:34:30 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger

I hope they’ve solved any feedback squeal issues! Aiyeeeee!


23 posted on 07/12/2011 10:25:26 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: TigersEye

I guess all you’d have to do is close your mouth!.....................I can’t hear you, I got my mouth closed!.......................


24 posted on 07/12/2011 10:28:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Red Badger
Possible radio interference if it's done wrong.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 10:31:20 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Red Badger

Reverb might be really painful. Gotta stock up on Sensodyne! lol


26 posted on 07/12/2011 10:36:11 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: Red Badger
patients upper left or right back teeth


27 posted on 07/12/2011 10:37:56 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Reeses

He’ll haveta to ‘gum it’......................


28 posted on 07/12/2011 10:40:19 AM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: Rebelbase
Speaking of Gilligan's Island:

Creator of 'Brady Bunch,' 'Gilligan's Island' dies

LOS ANGELES – Sherwood Schwartz, writer-creator of two of the best-remembered TV series of the 1960s and 1970s, "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," has died at age 94...

29 posted on 07/12/2011 5:56:33 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Red Badger
Might take a little getting used too.

Can you hear when you eat corn nuts?

30 posted on 07/12/2011 6:24:23 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Red Badger

This really isn’t a big deal.
Come and wake me up when you can put food in your ear and have it chewed up and ingested.

Seriously though, when I copied Morse Code it was very common to put your ‘cans’ on your cheekbones rather than over the ears.
Could copy just as well (dependent on signal strength etc) but didn’t run the risk of loud blasts of static directly into your ear canal.
I learned this method after experiencing the direct static trick and to this day am beset by Tinnitus.


31 posted on 07/12/2011 7:18:06 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) Hoping your train of thought isn't derailed because of empty boxcars.)
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