MET, a semi implantable hearing system, consists of an internal and external component. The internal component is implanted under the skin, and the external component includes a button with a microphone and a battery unit. The MET semi implantable hearing system captures sound through the external microphone and sends it to the implanted capsule, where it is converted into signals that produce a vibration in the ossicular chain through the use of a transducer, generating a high-quality, natural sound. The MET semi implantable hearing system is a viable treatment option for sensorineural, conductive and mixed hearing loss.

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Otologics, LLC is a medical device company dedicated to the development of advanced amplification products to enhance communication and improve the quality of life of individuals with hearing loss.

What is Carina?

Carina is a fully implantable hearing system for the treatment of all three types of hearing loss: sensorineural, conductive and mixed. The Carina fully implantable hearing system includes a microphone, which is implanted completely under the skin. The system is coupled to the middle ear anatomy, so the ear canal remains open. The implant consists of a microphone, a sound processor and a transducer. The transducer stimulates the ossicular chain and other parts of the middle ear. This system mimics natural hearing, and Carina users report a more natural sound quality than with conventional hearing aids.

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How and Where Is Carina Implanted?

Once your doctor has determined that Carina is the right choice for you, the Carina fully implantable hearing system will be implanted through a standard operation with general anesthesia. The auditory ossicles remain completely intact during the operation. After approximately eight weeks, the implant will be activated by an audiologist or hearing aid acoustician. Carina is currently being implanted in numerous clinics across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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