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Anthony J Maniglia: Partially implantable hearing aid device. May 14, 1991: US05015224 (144 worldwide citation)

Partially implantable hearing device having easily replaceable components. Outer ear canal units contain the microphone, power source and electronics for receiving acoustic energy or sound waves and converting them into a responsive and variable magnetic field. Magnetic fields of magnets implanted o ...


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S George Lesinski, Armand P Neukermans, Christopher P Neukermans: Attaching an implantable hearing aid microactuator. Donald E Schreiber, September 14, 1999: US05951601 (128 worldwide citation)

A microactuator (32) of an implantable hearing aid system (10) is secured within a casing (50) implanted into a fenestration (52) that pierces the promontory (18) of the otic capsule bone (31). The casing (50) includes a hollow sleeve (62) that has an outer surface (64) and a first end (66) that is ...


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Anthony J Maniglia: Partially implantable hearing aid device. September 18, 1990: US04957478 (114 worldwide citation)

Partially implantable hearing device having easily replaceable components. Outer ear canal units contain the microphone, power source and electronics for receiving acoustic energy or sound waves and converting them into a responsive and variable magnetic field. Magnetic fields of magnets implanted o ...


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Gunter Hortmann, Hans Leysieffer: Implantable hearing aid. Implex Spezialhorgerate, David S Safran, Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson, May 2, 1995: US05411467 (99 worldwide citation)

Implantable hearing aid for stimulation of the inner ear with a hydromechanical coupling element having an input side connected to an electromechanical converter for transmission to the inner ear of the mechanical vibrations generated by the converter.


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Wingrove Robert C: Hearing aid with piezoelectric ceramic element. Medtronic, July 20, 1971: US3594514 (98 worldwide citation)

Implantable hearing aid apparatus having a piezoelectric ceramic element mounted adjacent to the auditory conductive system of the middle ear for imparting vibration thereto. The piezoelectric element being electrically connected to electrical circuitry for providing electrical signals representativ ...


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Armand P Neukermans: Biocompatible fully implantable hearing aid transducers. Donald E Schreiber, May 30, 2000: US06068589 (90 worldwide citation)

An improved fully implantable hearing aid (10) in a first aspect includes at least two microphones (28) to provide improved noise cancellation, and, with an array (132) of microphones (28), improved directivity. In a second aspect, the hearing aid (10) includes an improved microactuator (32') in whi ...


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Michael E Bisch, Shafig A Khuhro, Paul DiCarlo: Hermetically sealed implantable transducer. American Cyanamid Company, Brian R Woodworth, February 1, 1994: US05282858 (88 worldwide citation)

A hermetically sealed acoustic mechanism for an implantable hearing aid system having a signal processing unit having at least one electromechanical transducer coupled to the auditory system of a human. The transducer having an outer casing and at least one moving member extending outside the casing ...


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Donald W Schaefer: Implantable hearing aid and method of improving hearing. Medical Devices Group, Foley & Lardner, March 8, 1988: US04729366 (88 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for improving the hearing of a hearing-impaired subject who, if anatomically normal, possesses a tympanic membrane intended for generating mechanical tympanic vibration in response to sound waves impinging thereon, an inner ear responsive to mechanical vibrations ...


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S George Lesinski, Armand P Neukermans: Implantable hearing aid. S George Lesinski, Armand P Neukermans, June 30, 1998: US05772575 (85 worldwide citation)

A hearing aid includes an implantable microphone, signal-processing amplifier, battery, and microactuator. An electrical signal from the microphone is amplified and processed by the amplifier before being applied to the microactuator. The microactuator is adapted for implantation in a subject at a l ...


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Nunley James A, Agnew Jeremy A: Implantable hearing aid and method of improving hearing. The Vicon Instrument Company, Sheridan Ross & Fields, May 6, 1975: US3882285 (83 worldwide citation)

A self-contained hearing device made of components compatible with the human body is provided which is implanted in a hollowed-out portion of the skull adjacent the ear canal. A microphone port is connected with the ear canal for receiving sound that enters the ear and transforming it to energies wh ...



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