Microsurgical prostheses for the ear, United States, 1980

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1980 in United States

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A number of Microsurgical prostheses for the ear, by Xomed Inc, USA, 1980. Matt black perspex background, ruler in shot
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75 objects, mainly microsurgical prostheses for the ear, by Xomed Inc, USA, 1980

Almost microscopic in size, these tiny prostheses are used to repair the bones of the inner ear or plug a hole in the eardrum. Some are called grommets and are used to treat recurrent ear infections or ‘glue ear’. Grommets are tiny tubes inserted into the middle ear to keep it free from fluid build up.

This range of prostheses represent the emergence of new techniques that attempted to improve hearing and ear-related conditions ‘from the inside’ rather than relying solely on larger externally placed devices. They were made by an American based company, Xomed Inc.

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Category:
Audiology
Object Number:
1981-760
type:
aural prosthesis
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
credit:
Downs Surgical Limited

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