3rd May is Good Vibrations day celebrating and raising awareness of bone anchored hearing systems.
Bone anchored hearing works by bone conduction, using the body’s natural ability to conduct sound through bone.
Bone anchored hearing systems consist of a small implant, an abutment/connector and a sound processor that attaches to the abutment/connector. The sound processor is secured through osseointegration and transmits sound through bone directly into the cochlea. Find out more here.
Introduced by Oticon Medical, Good Vibrations on 3rd May is a new initiative designed to celebrate bone anchored hearing and the 250,000 people globally who benefit from this technology, regardless of brand.
As part of this celebration Reuben, who wears an Oticon device shares his story with Hear Together. He talks about the benefits of having a bone anchored hearing aid after trying to cope with a single sided deafness after losing the hearing in his one ear due to meningitis when he was 2 years old. He talks to us about living a full, active, sporty life, including facing the loss of his hearing aid in a water polo accident and how it made him realise how vital the technology was to him. He also lets us know what he would advise anyone thinking about having a bone anchored hearing aid.
Go to this YouTube link for Reuben's story:
Reuben talks about the benefits of having a bone anchored hearing device:
Reuben tells us whether he would recommend a bone anchored hearing aid to someone thinking of having one:
Along with Reuben and Oticon, Hear Together will be celebrating Good Vibrations! Share your stories and experiences, ask questions and talk about your device using #goodvibrations and #boneanchoredhearing so they can be shared on the GoodVibrations Facebook page.