‘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.

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