Description of Medical ServiceA direct-drive, implantable middle ear hearing prosthesis intended to provide a level of useful sound perception to individuals with hearing loss.
The system consists of two major components:
- the implant, called Vibrating Ossicular Prosthesis, VORP; and
- the external attachment, called the Audio Processor, AP.
The Audio Processor is applied to the patient’s head after the patient has healed from surgery. It contains a microphone, processing electronics and a battery for power. The Audio Processor is held to the patient’s head by a magnet. The Audio Processor is adjusted by an audiologist, or other trained personnel, so that its output properly drives the FMT.
The system is intended to improve hearing acuity in adults who have moderate to severe hearing loss and who cannot wear a standard acoustic hearing aid for medical or physiological reasons.
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