Most people hear in two ways: by air conduction (sound traveling through the air into the ear canal) and bone conduction (sound passing through the bones in the head). Both ways of hearing help us gather sound from the environment and send it onto the brain where it is interpreted.
Problems with the outer or middle ear can restrict sound waves from getting to the inner ear through air conduction. Hearing through bone conduction can bypass these damaged, blocked or missing parts of the ear and deliver sound vibrations directly to the inner ear.
For 40 years, bone conduction solutions have positively affected how people all over the world live their lives by using the body's natural ability to conduct sound.
If you or your child have conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or are deaf in one ear, also known as single-sided deafness, a bone conduction solution may be able to help.
We offer surgical and non-surgical bone conduction solutions that are designed to meet you or your child's individual needs and provide unparalleled hearing performance.
"As I walked out of the doctor's office building that day, I could hear the bells that came from a downtown church. I was so amazed!...Now, I even have a better idea of what surround sound is like when watching a movie."
- Michelle - Baha recipient
Active OS implants
Learn more about how active osseointegrated steady-state implants work and how they may improve your hearing.
Bone conduction implants
Bone conduction implants have the potential to make engaging in conversations and everyday activities easier. Learn how they might be able to help you or your child.
In the United States and Canada, the placement of a bone anchored implant is contraindicated in children before the age of five. In the United States, the Osia System is contraindicated in children below the age of 12. In Canada, the Osia System is indicated for children ages five and older.
Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.
Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology. Outcomes and results may vary.
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