SoundBite transmits sound via teeth to hearing impaired

SoundBite Hearing DeviceThe SoundBite Hearing System is the world’s first non-surgical and removable hearing solution to use the well-established principle of bone conduction to imperceptibly transmit sound via the teeth. The System is now FDA cleared for the treatment of single sided deafness or conductive hearing loss.

SoundBite works by making innovative use of the well-established, natural principle that hearing professionals call bone conduction – the transmission of imperceptible sound vibrations through bones to the inner ears, bypassing the middle and outer ear entirely. SoundBite is nearly invisible when worn and consists of two components. The first is an easy to insert and remove in-the-mouth hearing device that is custom fitted to the teeth. The second is a small behind-the-ear microphone unit that transmits digitally processed sound to the in-the-mouth hearing device where imperceptible sound vibrations that travel via the teeth, through bone, to the cochlea

The SoundBite hearing system is available now through physicians and audiologists in a few select US markets, with planned expansion to additional markets over several months. Details are in their press release and website.


See full story by Wendy Rigby, KENS TV in San Antonio, TX

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