Hearing, touch mediate sensations via osseointegrated prostheses

People with a prosthesis attached directly to their skeleton can hear by means of vibrations in their implant. This sound transmission through bones is an important part of osseoperception — sensory awareness of the patient’s surroundings provided by their prosthesis. This discovery sheds new light on the tactile and auditory perception of humans and can be used to develop improved prostheses.
Hearing, touch mediate sensations via osseointegrated prostheses