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A new hearing device improves hearing

by Medindia Content Team on  January 7, 2002 at 5:20 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A new hearing device improves hearing
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.
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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.

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