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Adjustable Strength Magnet System for a Cochlear Implant Headpiece

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010043D
Publication Date: 2002-Oct-16

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The magnetic force provided by the headpiece of a cochlear implant system is adjustable through the use of one or more external magnets, or magnetic components, that are inserted between the headpiece and the skin or scalp of the user. The external magnets, or magnetic components, are held in place on the underside of the headpiece by the magnet within the headpiece. The external magnet or magnetic components are made from different materials or dimensions so as to provide a variety of magnetic forces which the user can readily select and easily change without having to open the headpiece.