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Implantable Bone Conduction Hearing Aids

Editor(s): Kompis M. (Bern) 
Caversaccio M.-D. (Bern) 
Table of Contents
Vol. 71, 2011
Section title: Overview over Different Systems
Kompis M, Caversaccio M-D (eds): Implantable Bone Conduction Hearing Aids. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. Basel, Karger, 2011, vol 71, pp 22–31
(DOI:10.1159/000323577)

An Overview of Different Systems: The Bone-Anchored Hearing Aid

Dun C.A.J. · Faber H.T. · de Wolf M.J.F. · Cremers C.W.R.J. · Hol M.K.S.
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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Abstract of Overview over Different Systems

Published online: March 08, 2011
Cover Date: 2011

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 5
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9699-2 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9700-5 (Online)

Abstract

In the past 30 years, a large amount of clinical and audiological research on bone conduction hearing devices has been performed. In this review, we give a brief history of the developments in indications, surgical techniques and sound processors with respect to implantable bone conduction devices like the bone-anchored hearing aid or Baha. Starting with the use of Baha in patients with bilateral conductive or mixed hearing loss (HL), the indications for such devices have been extended to patients with unilateral HL, children and moderate mentally retarded patients. Bilateral fitting has been shown to be beneficial in restoring binaural hearing in patients with bilateral acquired or congenital conductive HL. In addition, the surgical techniques used to implant the titanium fixture for Baha application have been modified and further developed to reach two main goals: (a) optimal osseointegration, and (b) preparation of the implant site to minimize the occurrence of soft tissue reactions. Currently, the most used techniques are the pedicled skin flap, dermatome and linear incision techniques. Several generations of the Baha® sound processor have been developed by CochlearTM to provide sufficient amplification in different hearing situations. Improvements in sound quality, aesthetics and handling have been major points of interest. The Baha sound processors most often used today are the Baha® Divino, the Baha® Intenso and the Baha® Cordelle.Recently, the more flexible Baha® BP100 sound processor was launched.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Overview over Different Systems

Published online: March 08, 2011
Cover Date: 2011

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 5
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9699-2 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9700-5 (Online)


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