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SoundBite Hearing Aid Uses Teeth to Transmit Sound

by Lambert Varias
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A company called Sonitus Medical has developed a unique way of providing hearing for people who are deaf in one ear. The cleverly named SoundBite hearing system is composed of two electronic devices, the Behind The Ear (BTE) unit and the In The Mouth (ITM) unit. You’d have to be the dumbest person on Earth if you don’t know which device goes where by now. The BTE is used to detect and capture sound. It has a digital signal processor and a second microphone for noise cancellation. It also has a transmitter, which it uses to wirelessly send sound to the ITM, which is pictured below.

soundbite hearing device

The ITM then converts the sound into imperceptible vibrations and sends them to both of the wearer’s inner ears via the teeth. Judging from the picture, the ITM is virtually invisible when worn, although whether or not it’s comfortable is another question altogether.

soundbite hearing device 2

The SoundBite was recently awarded clearance by the FDA, so it’s only a matter of time before the system becomes available. If you’re deaf in one ear, be sure to take care of your teeth – you might be hearing from them soon. Visit Solinus Medical’s website for more info.

[via Ubergizmo via Newlaunches]

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