Hearing firm Med-El launches historic first implant for younger children

Austrian hearing firm Med-El is launching the first hearing solution for children as young as five, who have traditionally been required to wait until later in life before being offering a bone-anchored implant to partially restore hearing.

Unlike traditional hearing implants, Med-El's Bonebridge uses magnets to fix the audio processor behind children's ears | Photo: Med-El / PR

Austrian hearing aid manufacturer Med-El can now boast of being the first to offer hearing solutions for children as young as five, restoring some hearing sensation through a bone-anchored implant.

Until now, children with severe hearing loss have had to wait to be a certain age before getting a bone-anchored solution, which bridges the ear and the skull. However, with the launch of the second generation of Med-El’s Bonebridge, there is a new option on the way.

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