A micro-drive hearing aid: a novel non-invasive hearing prosthesis actuator.

Abstract

The direct hearing device (DHD) is a new auditory prosthesis that combines conventional hearing aid and middle ear implant technologies into a single device. The DHD is located deep in the ear canal and recreates sounds with mechanical movements of the tympanic membrane. A critical component of the DHD is the microactuator, which must be capable of moving… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10544-014-9896-7

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