Osia® implant

The Osia System features a powerful implant that sits entirely under the skin. The active implant includes the Piezo Power™ transducer, which generates sound vibrations.

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What you'll find on this page

  • How the Cochlear™ Osia® OSI200 Implant is different.
  • The benefits of Piezo Power™ technology.

A hearing implant reimagined

As a part of the Osia System, the OSI200 Implant allows sound to bypass blocked parts of the natural hearing pathway. The implant is placed under the skin where it's attached to a bone conduction (BI300) implant to send sound vibrations directly to the inner ear.

A close-up photo of the Osia implant device

Piezo Power™ technology

The Osia System uses a special Piezo Power™ transducer that expands and contracts to create powerful vibrations.

Piezoelectricity has been used for years in many products like microphones, high-end speakers and medical equipment, but this is the first time it’s been used for this type of application.

One of the many advantages of the Piezo Power transducer is its ability to vibrate at high frequencies, within the area of sound most important for speech understanding.

Testing shows that Piezo Power technology provides powerful and consistent output performance.1
A close-up photo of the Osia implant

The power to hear more

The Osia System is for people with hearing loss up to 55 dB SNHL (sensorineural hearing loss). This means it delivers enough power to address a range of hearing loss levels, and it provides capacity should an adult or child's hearing loss worsen over time.

Osia recipient Adrian and his friend talk as they sit on a porch swing

"I’ve followed Cochlear for quite a few years, and I knew they had a great reputation. So, I was pretty confident.

- Adrian, Osia System recipient

Designed for reliability, made to last

The Piezo Power transducer has a completely different design to traditional bone conduction transducers. With no movement between parts, the technology is well suited to deliver long-term performance and durability.1

Hear what you want to hear, not what you don't

The Osia System has been tested in trials across multiple clinics around the world. After one year, people who received the new technology showed significant hearing improvement, even in noisy environments.2

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Osia users show a significant improvement in their ability to understand speech in quiet and in noisy environments.²

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Disclaimer

This material is intended for health professionals. If you are a consumer, please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.

References

  1. Dotevall M. Osia OSI200 Implant Technical Brief. Cochlear Bone Anchored Solutions AB, Sweden. 2020; D1602089.
  2. Mylanus EAM, Hua H, Wigren S, et al. Multicenter Clinical Investigation of a New Active Osseointegrated Steady-State Implant System. Otol Neurotol. 2020;41(9):1249-1257

*1 Views expressed are those of the individual.