Conductive hearing loss with no other surgical option, Sensorineural hearing loss with intolerance of hearing devices, unilateral deafness.
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.
The length of this procedure is 30 minutes.
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.