This Esteem® patient was born with profound hearing loss. Although she is not a Camino ENT patient, her reaction is very similar to the reactions of our patients who receive the Esteem® implant. Camino ENT is a center of excellence for Esteem® implant surgeries, and has implanted more Esteem® hearing devices than any other practice in the last year.
The Esteem®, by Envoy Medical Corporation, is the only fully implantable hearing device for sensorineural hearing loss that uses the natural ear as a microphone. It is a surgically implanted device to help improve hearing and enhance the quality of your life.
Esteem® is designed to help improve the hearing of many adults with moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss. Esteem® is fully implanted in the middle ear. It is not a hearing aid. The technology consists of the Sound Processor, implanted behind the outer ear, and two transducers (called the Sensor and Driver) that are implanted in the middle ear. The materials used to make Esteem® have been proven safe and reliable in millions of pacemakers and other implanted medical devices.
Nobody notices when you have Esteem®. It is a fully implanted prosthetic hearing restoration device, giving you worry-free, Invisible Hearing® once again. When you look in the mirror, you are not going to be reminded of your hearing aid, and therefore, your hearing loss. Although totally implanted, you can still switch the Esteem® on and off and regulate the volume with a convenient Personal Programmer.
No microphone – No noise interference
Esteem® uses your own eardrum as a natural microphone, picking up sounds through the ear canal, thereby using the body’s natural anatomy to reduce the background noise, distortion, and acoustic feedback that people experience with conventional hearing aids. Many surgeons have termed the Esteem® an electronic prosthetic hearing device.