A new ray of hope for hearing impairment. A new hearing device that is implanted in the middle ear gives better sound quality than a more conventional aid. Doctors say that there's now a better option for those with hearing loss.The usual kind of hearing aid transmits sound through the eardrum, and may produce feedback - distracting sounds and whistles - as well as giving the wearer the feeling of talking within a barrel.
The new aids have two parts - internal and external. The external processor is attached magnetically just behind the ear and picks up sounds which it transmits to the internal part, a receiver implanted into the middle ear. It provides clearer sound and less feedback than the usual hearing aid. But, since it's surgically implanted, it does cost quite a bit more. Please refer to the specific consultant and discuss it whether this is applicable in your case.