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Sonitus Medical Announces Affirmative Update Regarding Bone Conduction Oral Appliances in American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Policy Statement on Implantable Hearing Devices
Date:2/27/2013

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonitus Medical, Inc., a medical device company that manufactures the world's first and only non-surgical and removable hearing device to transmit sound via the teeth, announced today that the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) approved a policy statement on implantable hearing devices that includes placement of a bone conduction oral appliance as an acceptable procedure for the relief of appropriate indications (e.g., Single Sided Deafness or Conductive Hearing Loss) when performed by a qualified health care professional. Since hearing aids are medically inappropriate for patients suffering with Single Sided Deafness and Conductive Hearing Loss, the Academy's decision to recognize an intra oral prosthetic hearing device offers these patients a non-surgical and cost-effective treatment option.

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"We are delighted that the AAO-HNS Board of Directors has acknowledged the clinical safety and efficacy of an oral appliance for treatment of single sided deafness and conductive hearing loss in its policy statement library," said Amir Abolfathi , CEO of Sonitus Medical.  "This positive action by such a prestigious professional organization is an important product milestone and promises to be very beneficial as we actively pursue securing a broad-based reimbursement for SoundBite Hearing System."

An innovation in hearing loss technology, SoundBite transmits sound using the well-established principle of bone conduction. Unlike predecessor
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