industry tap - Research in the field of medical technology is providing new solutions for complex medical problems. A revolutionary magnetic implant has shown a ray of hope to people who cannot benefit from traditional hearing aids.
Actor Billy Coughlin went deaf in one ear at the age of 17. Now, at age 22, a magnetic implant has restore his hearing.
The device is the new version of a BAHA – bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA) Attract. Unlike the traditional implant in which a metal screw was embedded in the patient’s head, the BAHA Attract involve the insertion of small magnetic disc beneath the skin behind the ear.