Sunday, October 17, 2010

What It Looks Like

This is what is implanted inside the head. The nickel is there for comparison size. The string looking thing is what is placed down into the cochlea. The gold part is the "brains" and the other end is the magnet that the disk will stick to that sends info to the processor.

This is the complete set up. The BTE (behind the ear) has no ear mold so I think comfort is going to be better than a hearing aid. Instead there is a T-Mic which just hangs right in the opening of the ear which allows you to put a phone right up to your ear or wear headphones like anyone else. The blue disk will be stuck to the side of my head which connects the "brains" to the processor. I was trying to upload a picture of how it looks on but I am not getting that done! I shall try again another day.

You can watch an actual video of the implant surgery at this link if interested.


  1. Well, how cool is that! So...the whole first part is inside the head? Just under the skin or deep planted? Amazing really. And how do they stick the disk to the side of your head? Can you remove it at will? If you can't stand the noise can you turn it off? Or down? Curious minds want to know~ Hugs- Diana

  2. I think it is all pretty cool myself! If you watch the video you will see exactly how it goes. LOL The implanted part goes just under the skin behind the ear. The disk has a magnet on the under side which keeps it attached to your head by the implanted magnet. You can take it off at will. I will be wearing mine from the time I wake up until I go to bed. Then silence while I sleep. It does have volume control as well. Hope that was helpful!