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FDA Approves First Totally Implanted Hearing System
Date:3/17/2010

ng in people with a conductive hearing loss, which can be caused by earwax, fluid in the middle ear space, or a punctured eardrum.

The Esteem system consists of external testing and programming instruments and three implantable components: a sound processor, sensor, and driver. The sensor senses vibrations from the eardrum and middle ear bones and converts these mechanical vibrations into electrical signals, which are then sent to the sound processor, which amplifies and filters the signal to compensate for the individual patient's hearing loss. The driver converts the enhanced electrical signal back to vibrations, which are then transmitted into the inner ear where they are perceived as sound.

"The approval of Esteem provides patients with an option to alleviate their hearing loss by using a device with no readily visible external components," said Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

The system is designed to alleviate the effects of hearing loss in patients ages 18 years and older. Other criteria for the device include: stable bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, a normally functioning Eustachian tube, and normal middle ear anatomy. A patient's ability to understand speech using Esteem should be similar to that of conventional hearing aids.


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