Over at Speak Up Librarian, you can check out an interview with a recipient of the SoundBite, a product designed by Sonitus Medical. The SoundBite uses bone conduction to transmit sound via the patient's teeth - it's an in-the-mouth hearing device custom-fit for each recipient.
I thought this interview was very interesting. Reading about others' real-life experiences can really help. Especially interesting is the story of how Donna was able to convince her insurance company to cover the device.