Long Term Safety of the Sonitus SoundBite System

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sonitus Medical Inc
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: April 15, 2010
Last updated: June 12, 2012
Last verified: June 2012

April 15, 2010
June 12, 2012
April 2010
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Determination of the safety of the Sonitus SoundBite System. [ Time Frame: 3 months and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Subjects will be examined at each time point by a dental professional to ensure the proper dental fit and by an audiologist for device calibration if necessary. These safety checks will include:

  • Comprehensive Medical evaluation at Enrollment and at study termination.
  • Comprehensive Dental evaluation at Enrollment and at 3 and 6 months, with interim dental checks in between if necessary.
  • Comprehensive Audiological evaluation at Enrollment and at 6 months.
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Determination of the quality of life improvement of the Sonitus SoundBite System [ Time Frame: 3 months and 6 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
The subjects will complete an Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB Form A New Format) questionnaire at day one at 3 and 6 months. This questionnaire assesses the extent of communication problems in everyday life. An SSD questionnaire will be filled out at 3 months and 6 months to measure subject satisfaction with the device.
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Long Term Safety of the Sonitus SoundBite System
Long Term Safety of the Sonitus SoundBite System

The objective of this study is to assess the long-term safety and quality of life improvement of the Sonitus SoundBite Hearing System.

The Sonitus Bone Conduction Device (BCD) is a bone conduction device for single-sided deafness (SSD). The Sonitus BCD consists of an Oral Appliance (OA), an external microphone component, worn behind the ear (BTE), a calibration interface cable and a PC-controlled calibration software for subject calibration. The Sonitus BCD picks up sounds from a microphone located within the ear canal of the deaf ear, capitalizing on the acoustics of the natural pinna and ear canal. The signal picked up by the microphone is then transmitted wirelessly to a removeable bone conduction oral appliance located on the upper molars. The oral appliance receives the acoustic signal from the BTE and applies an equivalent vibratory signal to the teeth that reaches the skull via bone conduction and routed transcranially to the contralateral cochlea.

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Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Hearing Loss
  • Unilateral Hearing Loss
  • Single Sided Deafness
Device: Sonitus SoundBite System
Non Surgical Bone Conduction Device
Other Name: Sonitus Bone Conduction Device
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
December 2010
December 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must be >18, <80 years old
  • Must be fluent in English, as determined by the PI
  • Must not be a member of a vulnerable group (IRB defined)
  • Must remain in geographic area during duration of the study
  • Diagnosis of acquired SSD (Section 3.1), time since onset (≥3 mos)
  • Must have a minimum of 6 posterior teeth remaining in the upper arch (3 teeth per side),third molars are acceptable if healthy, fully erupted and substituting for second molars

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Must not be current users of devices such as Baha, CROS or TransEar
  • Must not have known active medical causes of SSD

    • Active middle ear pathology
    • Conductive HL (Otosclerosis, otitis media, otitis externa and others)
    • Sudden hearing loss that is not stable
  • Must not have known medical problems that might be life-threatening or is a contraindication for elective dental or medical procedures
  • Must not have a history of seizures
  • Must not have known problems that may interfere with the impression procedure, such as inability to breath through nose (e.g. severe flu, allergies or cold)
  • Must not have allergies to polymers
  • Must not have known dental abnormalities

    • Temporary crowns or undergoing dental treatment
    • Poor oral hygiene and/or rampant decay
    • Current orthodontics
    • Active caries in one or more of the possible abutment teeth for the device
    • Active moderate to severe periodontal disease around abutment teeth for the device
    • Suspicious oral/facial lesions or swelling of any type
    • Severe pain on palpation on any area of mouth, face or neck
    • Moderate to severe heat sensitivity on any of the upper teeth
    • Subject currently being treated for temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), pain, full mouth reconstruction or posterior dental implants
  • Must not have known Audiological conditions

    • Conductive hearing loss (air-bone gap >10dB HL at more than 3 frequencies)
    • Word recognition scores inconsistent with pure tone averages
    • Fluctuating hearing loss
  • Must not have known psychological factors that interfere with their ability to comply, comprehend, consent and cooperate
18 Years to 80 Years
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
Sonitus Medical Inc
Sonitus Medical Inc
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Principal Investigator: Michael Murray, MD Camino ENT
Sonitus Medical Inc
June 2012

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