The hidden use cochlear implant

Ergun O., Yildirim O., Bozyel I., Kaymak I., GÖKCEN D., SENNAROĞLU L.

Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.137, no.11, pp.1207-1214, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 137 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0022215123000130
  • Journal Name: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1207-1214
  • Keywords: Cochlear Implants, Inner Ear, Quality Of Life
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


© 2023 Cambridge University Press. All rights reserved.Background: The hidden use cochlear implant concept (HUCI) has 2 data transmission methods: Bluetooth Low Energy(BLE) and, transtympanic optical data transfer(TODT) system . This study aims to present the HUCI and compare the test results with the existing fully implanted cochlear implant concepts(FICI) . Methods: BLE module was implanted in the implant bed. For the TODT tests, a receiver was passed through the posterior tympanotomy, and the transmitter was placed in the ear-canal. Results: The BLE range was 5.2-17.5m. TODT reached 1Mbit/s rate and 99.22% accuracy. Despite various obstacles, the accuracy of the TODT was 99% with 250Kbit/s rate. The average power consumption was 310mW for the implanted BLE module and 41mW for the TODT receiver. Conclusion: BLE is suitable to be used transcutaneously. TODT is an effective and promising technology. HUCI aims to have the esthetics of a FICI with higher reliability, a magnet-free design with smart device integration.