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Bone Anchored Hearing Aid

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Indications for Surgery

Conductive hearing loss with no other surgical option, Sensorineural hearing loss with intolerance of hearing devices, unilateral deafness.

Anesthesia

Bone anchored hearing aid placement is generally performed under a general anesthetic.  In some cases where the patient has a concurrent medical condition and they cannot safely withstand  general anesthetic, a local anesthetic can be used.


Surgical Time

The length of this procedure is 30 minutes.

Hospital Admission

Patients are not required to register in the admissions area of the hospital.

About the Procedure

A titanium post is inserted in the bone of the skull behind and above the ear. After a 2 month healing phase, a sound processor is attached to the post allowing transmission of hearing directly to the inner ear, bypassing the eardrum and middle ear structures.

 


 
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