1365.1 - Active middle ear implants for sensorineural hearing loss (Resubmission)

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Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Insertion of an active middle ear implant. A signal from an audio processor is transmitted to the internal component and transformed into vibrations that stimulate the ossicles in the middle ear.

The internal component of the implant is crimped or attached to the long process of the incus to mechanically drive the ossicular chain. The amplified vibrations can be adjusted via an external auditory processor to suit different kinds and degrees of hearing loss.

Description of Medical Condition

An active middle ear implant is used in individuals with mild to severe sensorineural hearing loss who cannot use or sufficiently benefit from conventional hearing aids. However, these individuals can still benefit from the amplification of sound. Individuals with sensorineural hearing loss will have air conduction hearing thresholds within the mild to severe range. All active middle ear implant candidates will have speech perception discrimination of at least 50% correct with appropriate amplified sound.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number


Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

As per Application 1365

Assessment Report

Submission Based Assessment Report (PDF 2233 KB)
Submission Based Assessment Report (Word 4477 KB)

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document - 1365.1 (PDF 213 KB)
Public Summary Document - 1365.1 (Word 167 KB)

Consumer Friendly Public Summary Document (PSD)

Consumer Friendly PSD (PDF 295 KB)
Consumer Friendly PSD (Word 17 KB)

Consumer Friendly PSDs - The Basics

The Basics (PDF 190 KB)
The Basics (Word 29 KB)

Meetings for this Application




10 - 11 February 2016


30 - 31 March 2016