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An at least partially implantable system for rehabilitation of a hearing disorder with at least one acoustic sensor (microphone) for picking up an acoustic sensor signal and converting the acoustic sensor signal into corresponding electrical signals, an electronic signal processing unit for audio signal processing and amplification, an electrical power supply unit which supplies individual components of the system with energy, and an output-side actuator stimulation arrangement, the actuator stimulation arrangement has a dual intracochlear arrangement in combination with a stimulator arrangement with at least one stimulator element for at least indirect mechanical stimulation of a damaged inner ear and one electrically acting stimulation electrode arrangement with at least one cochlear implant electrode for electrical stimulation of the inner ear.

Title
At least partially implantable system for rehabilitation of hearing disorder
Application Number
9/833643
Publication Number
6565503 (B2)
Application Date
April 13, 2001
Publication Date
May 20, 2003
Inventor
Joachim W Baumann
Markt Schwaben
US
Hans Peter Zenner
Tübingen
US
Hans Leysieffer
Taufkirchen
US
Agent
Nixon Peabody
US
Agent
David S Safran
US
Assignee
Cochlear
US
IPC
H04R 25/00
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