Better Hearing Through Dentistry
A revolutionary removable dental appliance called The Soundbite System has been developed to help patients who have suffered single sided hearing loss. This noninvasive appliance is an alternative to having a cochlear implant surgical procedure in your skull.
A small microphone is worn in the affected ear. Sounds are then transmitted to the device which is worn around your two upper back teeth on the side where you have a properly functioning cochlear. The sounds are then transmitted through the surrounding bone of these teeth into your cochlear so you can now hear sounds from both sides without having to turn your head or always positioning yourself to be able to hear others.
Dr. Krochak works with various audiologists in New York City to help construct this device. He is uniquely trained in this system and one of only a few dentists nationwide who has this training.