The SoundBite™ Difference
In a clinical trial:
95% of SoundBite patients would recommend it to a friend who also had single sided deafness.
Single Sided Deafness (SSD) and sudden hearing loss are debilitating conditions that millions of patients suffer from and more and more people acquire each year. Hearing aids, which are amplification devices that work by simply “turning up the volume,” are medically inappropriate for the treatment of SSD because SSD sufferers have one cochlea that is virtually non-functional and thus it does not capture sound even when amplified by a hearing aid. Therefore, the traditional treatment approach for SSD sufferers has been a surgically implanted prosthetic device or “bone anchored implant,” which replaces the function of the impaired ear by using a well-established principle called bone conduction to re-route sound through the skull bones to the better ear’s functional cochlea.
Today the SoundBite prosthetic device makes innovative use of this well-established principle of bone conduction to eliminate the need for an invasive surgery and implant altogether by imperceptibly transmitting sound via the teeth, through bone, and on to the better ear. As such, SoundBite delivers clear, natural, high quality sound directly to the functioning cochlea thereby replacing the function of the impaired ear.
Patients benefit from SoundBite because:
- SoundBite requires no invasive surgery. There is no drilling into the skull or the risk of potential surgical complications. Furthermore, no dental work or alterations to the teeth are needed.
- Treatment with SoundBite is simple and easy. There is no downtime or waiting to heal before your device can be worn.
- It is completely removable. And there is no permanent post implanted in your head.
- It's comfortable. Each easy-to-wear SoundBite device is custom made. SoundBite is designed so you can continue to eat, drink, and bite down normally.
These are the important differences of SoundBite. In fact, in a clinical trial, 95% of SoundBite patients would recommend it to a friend who also had single sided deafness.
If you suffer from single sided deafness or Conductive Hearing Loss, SoundBite Hearing System may be the ideal choice for you. To learn more about SoundBite Hearing System visit Clinical & Scientific Information or let us help you find a doctor in your area.