Middle ear implants are generally recommended for those with mild to moderate hearing loss, be it conductive or sensorineural. A middle ear hearing implant can be considered an alternative to hearing aids, for those with allergies in the ears from ear moulds, other skin problems, narrow/ collapsed ear canals or malformed ears.
An external processor and an internal surgical implant are the two parts of a middle ear hearing aid or implant. The implant operates by moving the bones in the middle ear, directly, sending across vibrations.
In this manner, the implant creates additional movements in the ear and amplifies sound. For the middle ear hearing implant to restore hearing loss, an individual must have a working cochlea and a hearing nerve.