My hearing in my right ear is nearly nothing. My other ear is not as bad but will be.The implant helped in ways that the hearing aids did not. No more whistling, hurting ect. This implant is magnetic and works in the bone conduction of the bad ear. Please read or you tube it (Osia 2.) It is fairly new and only 7 surgeons are qualified to perform this particular surgery. I was just lucky to found him in San Antonio Texas. This device is a dream come true.