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Carina Monika Lehnhardt Yerevan 2009


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Presentation by Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Lehnhardt on Carina fully implantable hearing system by Otologics, Yerevan September 2009

Presentation by Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Lehnhardt on Carina fully implantable hearing system by Otologics, Yerevan September 2009

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  • 1. OTOlogics Carina the fully implantable hearing solution Dr. Dr. h.c. Monika Lehnhardt Yerevan , September 4, 2009
  • 2. OTOlogics Established in 1996 in Boulder, Colorado Our focus is on middle ear implants (MEI) Products: Carina fully implantable MET semi-implantable hearing system Implanted in more than 80 clinics worldwide + 800 patients benefit from Otologics technology
  • 3. The Fully Implantable Hearing System Carina CE mark for SNHL Oct. 2006 CE mark for CMHL in 2007
  • 4. Carina The fully implantable hearing system Microphone Communication coil Rechargeable battery Transducer Digital signal-processor
  • 5. Carina Accessories Charging station - On / Off - Louder/Softer Remote: - On / Off - Louder/Softer
  • 6. Battery Life Battery Service Life profile from accelerated life test data. Assumes complete discharge, 50 mAh battery and an implantable middle ear hearing device
  • 7. Location of the microphone Mounting plate Transducer Capsule Microphone
  • 8. Sensorineural Hearing Loss Patients with a normal middle ear anatomy And with a mobile ossicular chain Transducer simply placed in contact with the incus
  • 9. Audiological Guidelines Hearing loss, preferably not exceeding 70dB HL Pure tone air and bone conductions must be within this range Preserved speech discrimination Experience in using hearing aids is preferable
  • 10. Indications For patients with Ear canal complications (size, allergies, reactions ) Hearing aid users with dermatitis, psoriasis, chronic external otitis And those working in challenging environments (water, dust) Removes the stigma of wearing an external device
  • 11. Conductive Hearing Loss Flexible placement options of the transducer Delivers clear and powerful acoustic signals to the cochlea Stapes Round Window Oval Window
  • 12. Indications Congenital Aural Atresia Healed Cholesteatoma Revised Ossiculoplasties Traumatic Injury Counter indications: - Persistent middle ear infections - Tympanic perforation
  • 13. Mixed Hearing Loss Audiological guidelines: SNHL preferably not exceeding 70dB HL Preserved speech discrimination scores Indications: Otosclerosis Healed cholesteatoma with a sensorineural component Stabilized chronic otitis media with a sensorineural component Cases of conductive hearing loss with a growing deterioration of sensorineural hearing
  • 14. Conclusions MET and Carina cover a broad range of the hearing loss Safe surgeries - no risk - fully reversible Very stable implanting systems Carina: ü indicated for multiple hearing loss profiles ü many options for middle ear stimulation ü an invisible hearing system ü a unique alternative for severe mixed hearing loss working in challenging conditions
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