Implantable Hearing Devices (IHD)
Instructional Level: Intermediate
MED-EL launched two new bone conduction systems in the United States in 2018. The ADHEAR System is a non-surgical, adhesive bone conduction system that does not place pressure on the head when in use. The BONEBRIDGE System is the first active transcutaneous bone conduction implant system that provides direct-drive bone conduction stimulation in an intact skin solution. We review design characteristics, fitting ranges, candidacy, and peer-reviewed literature on clinical and benefit/satisfaction outcomes.