Amir Abolfathi, Sonitus Medical; one of the top inventions of 2010 in Popular Science magazine

SOUNDBIT E

‡ only and first nonsurgical device removable hearing device that transmits sounds via teeth (bone conduction) ‡ it has a BTE (behind the ear unit), ITM (in the mouth unit) and a power supply for charging ‡ from the BTE, transmitted to the ITM, via teeth, via bone, via ear cochlea

Kassandra Salvacion || 5 BS CHACS

SOUNDBIT E
How does it work?

‡ Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to process the sound, noise cancellation and a wireless chip ‡ rechargeable batteries with charger that has docks allowed for simultaneous charging of ITM and BTE

‡ ITM has battery, wireless capability and actuator that converts signals to vibrations

Kassandra Salvacion || 5 BS CHACS

SOUNDBIT V E S
The New Innovation

BAHA
The Traditional Treatment

SOUNDBITE ‡ removable, non-surgical ‡ acrylic device on teeth ‡ $6000

BAHA ‡ surgical ‡ titanium device on skull ‡ $10000

Kassandra Salvacion || 5 BS CHACS

SOUNDBIT V E S
The New Innovation

BAHA
The Traditional Treatment

278 million people

12-20% hearing disability in the Philippines

STEAL..
«and RECREATE!

REVOLUTIONIZE!
Kassandra Salvacion || 5 BS CHACS

BONE-ANCHORED HEARING AID (BAHA)
Titanium implant is inserted via a surgery in the skull bone

Sound is transmitted through the external abutment to the titanium implant

Implant vibrates through the skull and the inner ear to simulate nerve fibers, allowing hearing

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