What you’ll find on this page
- How a surgeon performs a bone conduction implant operation.
- One family's story about bone conduction surgery.
What happens during bone conduction implant surgery?
Bone conduction implant surgery is a routine operation similar to getting a dental implant.
As there is no surgery on the actual ear, there is little to no risk of damage to your existing natural hearing.
The surgery takes place under local or general anaesthesia. A surgeon places the implant in the bone behind your ear. The implant combines with this bone over time – through a natural process called osseointegration – to provide a stable foundation for your sound processor.
After surgery, medical staff will apply a protective dressing to your implant area.
How long does a bone conduction implant operation take?
Bone conduction implant surgery is typically an outpatient procedure that takes under an hour.