Flexible Surgical Placement
With an active bone conduction implant, it’s important to place the mechanical transducer as close to the cochlea as possible. However, you also need suitable anatomy to accommodate the implant. Lastly, it’s necessary to account for the placement of the receiver coil, as this corresponds to where the audio processor will be worn.
If an active bone conduction implant has a large transducer footprint, it may limit the placement options due to anatomical boundaries. Furthermore, if the transition between receiver coil and transducer has a rigid “monolith” design, then coil and audio processor placement is inflexible.
That’s why BONEBRIDGE uses a small implant footprint and flexible design that’s suitable for nearly any anatomy. With BCI 602, the flexible transition between receiver coil and the floating-mass transducer can bend up to 90 degrees in either lateral direction. The transition can also bend medially up to 30° to accommodate curvature of the skull. This gives you incredible flexibility in placing the both the implant transducer and the coil, enabling optimal outcomes across a wide range of anatomies.