[Development and clinical testing of a non-magnetic cochlear implant. Preliminary experimental studies and surgical concept. Results in the first 10 patients].


BACKGROUND To ensure good transmission of electromagnetic signals from the speech processor to the internal cochlear stimulator (ICS) in cochlear implants, exact alignment of the external transmitter coil over the receiver coil of the ICS is necessary. Usually this is achieved by two magnets: one implanted within the ICS, the other one integrated into the… (More)