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An at least partially implantable system for rehabilitation of a hearing disorder which has at least one sensor (microphone) for picking up an acoustic signal and converting it into corresponding electrical signals, an electronic signal processing unit for audio signal processing and amplification, an electrical power supply unit which supplies energy to individual components of the system, and an output-side actory stimulation arrangement. The output-side stimulation arrangement includes an electromechanical transducer for mechanical stimulation of the middle ear or inner ear and an intracochlear, electrically acting stimulation electrode array with at least one stimulation electrode for electrical stimulation of the inner ear.

Title
At least partially implantable system for rehabilitation of a hearing disorder
Application Number
9/833642
Publication Number
6697674 (B2)
Application Date
April 13, 2001
Publication Date
February 24, 2004
Inventor
Hans Leysieffer
Taufkirchen
US
Agent
Nixon Peabody
US
Agent
David S Safran
US
Assignee
Cochlear
US
IPC
A61N 1/18
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