Middle ear implant for humans.

@article{Suzuki1985MiddleEI,
  title={Middle ear implant for humans.},
  author={Jun-Ichi Suzuki and Kazuoki Kodera and Naoaki Yanagihara},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={1985},
  volume={99 3-4},
  pages={
          313-7
        }
}
In humans, a partially implantable middle ear implant (MEI) will first be applied, followed by a wholly implantable MEI, since with the former only an induction coil and a vibrator (to the stapes' head) are used. One of the various advantages of the partially implantable MEI vis-à-vis air conduction hearing aids is that the tone quality is of much higher fidelity, with less noise. 

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