Digital technology and omnidirectional microphones may one day provide better hearing to people with more significant hearing loss, said Dr. House.
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In addition, researchers need to work on better integration of the fixture into the bone to ensure osseointegration, said Dr. Kohan. We need to find ways to attach the device and maintain it so it is more secure, he said.
Eventually, the metal pin and processor may be combined, or the processor may be attached with a magnet, added Dr. Kohan. Placing BAHAs under the skin may also be possible because increasingly smaller devices are becoming implantable. There’s a lot of room for growth and improvement, he concluded. This is a growing technology.
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