Envoy Medical’s hearing implant wearers can get MRIs

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The FDA has given Envoy Medical’s landmark Esteem middle-ear implant clearance for MR-conditional labeling in both 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla (T) scanning environments.

White Bear Lake, Minn.-based Envoy introduced the Esteem — the first fully implantable device to treat hearing loss in the U.S. — in 2010.

Surgeons and audiologists who work closely with hearing implants are often asked about a device’s compatibility with MRI. It has been seen as a limitation of middle ear implants that all of them were contra-indicated for “high-resolution” 3.0 T scans, and all but one were also contra-indicated for 1.5 T.

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