1364 - Active middle ear implant for mixed and conductive hearing loss

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Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

Insertion 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 Condition

Patients 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 Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Final Protocol (PDF 1033 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 2102 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


16 April 2015
11 to 12 December 2014