Description of Medical ServiceInsertion of an active middle ear implant whereby a signal from an audio processor is transmitted to the internal component and transformed into vibrations that stimulate the inner ear via the round window.
Description of Medical ConditionPatients with mixed and conductive hearing loss. An active middle ear implant is intended for individuals with mild to severe mixed and conductive hearing loss who cannot use or sufficiently benefit from conventional hearing aids. However, these individuals can still benefit from amplification of sound. Patients with conductive hearing loss will have bone conduction thresholds in the normal to severe range. All candidates will currently have speech perception discrimination of at least 50 per cent with appropriately amplified sound.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeTherapeutic
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
PICO ConfirmationFinal Protocol (PDF 1033 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 2102 KB)
Public Summary Document-
Meetings for this Application
PASC16 April 2015
11 to 12 December 2014