The Osia is a unique hearing implantable device that helps people with conductive or mixed hearing loss and those with deafness on one side. Osia is designed using innovative technology to discreetly work with your body to help you hear and communicate efficiently.
Who is a good candidate for the Osia implant?
The Osia implant is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients with conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss, and single-sided deafness (SSD). Osia’s external processor is attached to the scalp when used and communicates to the internal device electromagnetically. When the external processor is taken off, no visible implant comes through the skin.
The Osia implant may be your best choice for improving your hearing if you have chronic ear infections. Chronic ear infections may make you unable to wear a standard hearing aid since it may worsen the infection. Since the Osia is implanted behind the ear and does not require the use of the ear canal, it is an ideal device for people who experience chronic ear infections in addition to hearing loss.
When patients have congenital ear canal and middle ear malformations, or congenital aural atresia, the hearing function cannot be repaired by reconstructive surgery. Additionally, a standard hearing aid may not be usable because the ear canal is unsuitable for such a design. In most cases, Osia can allow these patients to hear.