Bone conduction solutions
If you or your child have conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss or are deaf in one ear, also known as single-sided deafness, a bone conduction solution may help you or your child hear.
What is Bone Conduction?
Bone conduction solutions use your body’s natural ability to deliver sound vibrations through the bones in your skull directly to your functional inner ear, so you can experience your surroundings and enjoy your daily activities.
Our latest bone conduction solution, the Cochlear™ Osia® System, is an active osseointegrated steady-state implant that uses piezoelectric stimulation to send sound to your inner ear.
The Cochlear Baha® System uses advanced technologies to transmit sound to your inner ear. There are different sound processor models to choose from, each designed to treat a different level of hearing loss.
Active OS Implants
Active osseointegrated steady-state implants (OS implants) use the principle of bone conduction, but unlike traditional bone conduction solutions, OS implants deliver sound vibrations through digital piezoelectric stimulation.
They use an implanted component that expands and contracts within the implant to send sound vibrations through the bones in your skull directly to your working inner ear.
The Cochlear Osia System features these main components:
• External sound processor that captures sound in the air – the Osia 2 Sound Processor is lightweight, durable, and features state-of-the-art connectivity options.
• Internal implant – our active OS implant, the Cochlear Osia OSI200 Implant, is placed under the skin. Its base, the Cochlear BI300 Implant, is designed to promote faster and stronger integration to the bone. The Piezo Power™ transducer that sits inside the OSI200 implant is designed to deliver long-term performance and durability. Together, these components bypass the part of the ear that isn’t working. The vibrations from the Piezo Power transducer travel to the inner ear where they are converted into electrical impulses and sent to the brain to be interpreted as sound.