An advanced artificial ear implant. A collection of invisible subdermal microphones capture sound and transmit it to a biogel nerve interface that links directly with the auditory nerve. It's sensitive enough to hear a cat before you see it, can't be damaged by loud noise, and automatically tunes itself to pick out meaningful sounds in noisy environments.
- Tech Level
- 0.1 kg
- Required Research
- Bionic replacements
- Skill Required
- Crafting 8
- Work To Make
- 26,000 ticks (7.22 mins)
- TechHediff, Bionic
Bionic ears can be crafted at a Fabrication bench once the Bionic replacements research project has been completed. They require 10 Plasteel, 3 Advanced components, 26,000 ticks (7.22 mins) of work, and a Crafting skill of 8.
Bionic ears replace the user's organic ear. They are universal and can be installed on either the left or right side. It has a part efficiency of 125%, which impacts Hearing. It also removes the "Disfigured" opinion penalty from other pawns when missing an ear.
The more capable ear is responsible for 75% of Hearing. For pawn with 2 healthy ears, installing a 1 bionic ear increases hearing by 19%. Note that stat beyond that which an healthy pawn would already have., hearing over 100% does not improve any
If the operation fails, the part has a chanceto be destroyed.
The hearing capacity only affects two different work types:
Hearing also affects social ineraction between pawns, so an implant will slightly increase their chances to share a double bed.
While superior to a cochlear implant, bionic ears only affect those 2 work types, and only up to 100% Hearing. The only pawns that will benefit from a bionic ear are those who serve one/both of those roles and have damaged hearing. There is 0 benefit to installing a bionic ear on a healthy pawn, except for body modders.
A pawn with hearing loss will reach >100% hearing with 1 bionic ear. A pawn deaf in or missing both ears would get only 94% Hearing from a single bionic ear, but a bionic ear + cochlear implant would push hearing to 110%.
|Deaf||Hearing loss||Cochlear implant||Organic ear||Bionic ear|