An absolute role of middle ear implant is being questioned but it undoubtedly remains a viable option for patients with mixed or sensorineural hearing loss especially for those patients in whom conventional hearing aids are undesirable due to recurrent ear infection or offer limited benefit. From the desk of gus mueller if you have ever read an intro to a paper about middle ear implant hearing aids you know it has to start off with something about the 1930s research of alvar wilska from the physiology department at the university of helsinki. Middle ear implants 2012 tweet october 18 2012 in the news klein nardelli stafinski 2012 report that there are two fully implantable middle ear devices available the esteem hearing system is manufactured by envoy and fda approval was granted in 2010 the carina fully implantable hearing device also known as the fully implantable met is manufactured by otologics and is not yet fda . Long term functional outcome and satisfaction of patients with an active middle ear implant for sensorineural hearing loss compared to a matched population with conventional hearing aids european archives of oto rhino laryngology vol 271 issue 12 p 3161. Bone anchored hearing aid implants what is a baha the bone anchored hearing aid baha is a surgically implanted device designed to help people with hearing loss
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