How does the Maxum middle ear implant work?
This device directly stimulates the inner ear by using magnetic power to move the patient’s hearing bones, allowing for improved hearing function. This is different from a hearing aid which uses sound signals to drive the eardrum, so it is prone to the squealing sound that interferes with hearing function. As such, the Maxum device will never squeal like a hearing aid.
Without the feedback issue, the Maxum device can deliver a much louder sound to the inner ear to help patients who are having trouble hearing with hearing aids. They will hear significantly better and more precisely than they would using a traditional hearing aid.