So, I've hit on a bit of a change of plans. I can't seem to get good sound quality out of my transducers, so I have a slight variation on my previous idea. Basically, I still want to run the wire subdermally, but I want a skin pocket I can slide things into. An induction loop would be on the outside flap, and so I'd just slide the electronics in. Makes it nice and easy to upgrade/switch out with actual earbuds when I want to.
My question is, how should I go about creating these pockets? Right now I'm assuming the best way is to use some sort of inflatable implant to slowly stretch the skin behind my ear, before finally folding it over, slicing and stitching it in place. My main worry is that the stretched skin would die or stretch back out of place, destroying the pocket. That a valid concern?
As a side note, I've been wondering about whether it is possible to use other materials to bind with the skin. Specifically I want to make a small inset in my side, line it with some biocompatible material, and have the skin grow into it, anchoring it in place. Then just cap it off with a flexible something or other and you can stick things in there. Is this possible, or does it have to be skin covering us?