Sound Transfer of Active Middle Ear Implants

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Implantable hearing aids are gaining importance for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss and also for mixed hearing loss. The various hearing aid systems, combined with different middle ear situations, give rise to a wide range of different reconstructions. This article attempts to summarize the current knowledge concerning the mechanical interaction between active middle ear implants (AMEls) and the normal or reconstructed middle ear. Some basic characteristics of the different AMEls are provided in conjunction with the middle ear mechanics. The interaction of AMEls and middle ear and the influence of various boundary conditions are discussed in more detail.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-891
Number of pages34
Journal Otolaryngologic clinics of North America
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014

External IDs

WOS 000345804300002
PubMed 25444761
Scopus 84922325815
ORCID /0000-0002-3061-0171/work/142241366


Sustainable Development Goals


  • Active middle ear implant, Middle ear, Ossicular chain, Reconstruction, Transfer function, Vibroplasty